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LG Shows Off G3 QuickCircle Cover With Support for Wireless Charging

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This evening, LG announced the first official accessory for their next flagship, G3, which will be announced next Tuesday. The accessory is called the QuickCircle Case, and is a form of protection that “does more than just protect,” it makes the G3 “infinitely more useful.” As LG mentioned in their brief press release for the product, this isn’t just a typical folder-style case.

With its massive circular window, owners of the G3 will be able to use their phone without ever having to open the cover. The window allows you to do things like check the time, place calls, send text messages, take photos, listen to music, or get an update on health activity. 

It comes in five “eye-catching colors” that include black, white, gold, aqua, and pink. The case is designed to both protect and provide “grip-ability” while maintaining the device’s “sleek” lines. The case is also compatible with the phone’s Qi wireless charging. No pricing was given.

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Via:  LG
  • bogy25

    I just need this phone to come out so I can 1) see if Verizon gets it and 2) see what the phone is like in hand in person. Can’t make a decision without this

  • LSH99

    Can I also buy a cover to protect the huge circle that my cover doesn’t protect?

  • Chippah

    GREAT IDEA! – I’m going to cover my 47″ Television set up with a pink sheet of cardboard,
    Then I will cut a 3″ hole in the middle of the cardboard to watch tv on a 3″ screen.

    Then I will kill myself.

    • bb

      This is dumb

    • joe23521

      I think this is meant for people who already like/use flip covers. It is a great idea in that case. (Pun intended.)

      It is not meant to convert people TO flip cases.

  • panicswhenubered

    LG phone designer: We’re going to make the screen bigger, but we want to encourage users to only use 1/4 of the screen!!

  • Chippah

    Why must Apple, LG, and Samesung constantly use these Pastel-type Woman colors?

    These look like tampon cases or sumphin tsss tsss

  • ACKLEYSHANNON

    Andrew . you think
    Jeremy `s blog is something, last wednesday I bought a new Ford Focus since I
    been making $8231 this last four weeks and over 10k last-munth . without a
    doubt it is the nicest job I’ve had . I actually started 9-months ago and
    immediately started bringin home over $75, per/hr . go

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  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    If flap doesn’t latch GTFO.

  • Moosc

    You all missed it capatable with PHONES QI CHARGE. So no metal back makes me happy

  • mcdonsco

    Them is some BIG ASS BEZELS.

    Leno ain’t got nuthin’ on that chin!

    • joe23521

      The M8 thread is two pages down to your right.

  • http://cosimple.com/ Harshit Sharma

    Covers available now, smartphone not.

  • Digbob

    I see they stuck with the screen damaging metal rim around the opening. Nice one. I’ll cross my fingers that maybe they learned their lesson and the rim doesn’t extend inside the cover…

  • MeMe

    Moto 360 in LG G3? wtf?

  • Abrahan

    In that case, just buy a 2 inch screen phone..

  • crazed_z06

    LG is lucky Samsung is sue-happy like Apple lol

  • dandelion-seeds

    this thing is disgusting. why the hell would I use a cover anyway? I wish I had the chance to design the mobile phones we have to use today.

    • ScoobySnack

      Prototype on a 3D printer!

  • Justin Latham

    I think this is the phone I am gonna get this year any thoughts folks? I like the size, the build seems good, has there been confirmation if it is just plastic or a metal finish? on paper it seems like a solid upgrade from the HTC One (M7). I am on Verizon what do ya’ll think?

    • EC8CH

      This or wait for the moto x + 1.

      Those two are pretty much going to be the favorites at least here on Droid Life.

      • Justin Latham

        I haven’t played attention to that one I’ll have to look it up. I was really hoping the S5 was gonna be a bit more impressive lately they have just became a less impressive Apple. Although I was a little impressed with the Note 3.

        • Higher_Ground

          not much out on it as of yet, just some rumors of new back choices and probably a bigger screen/camera sensor.
          IMO LG is coming close to reaching Samsung’s iterative release cycle with the G3 so soon. I hope it’s going to be great. I think if Samsung would just be a little more patient with designing their next models it would have been more impressive, or at least it would have dropped around the same time as the others. Apple is the complete opposite where they are actually patient enough with releases but often fail to deliver on the year-long anticipation.

  • abhele

    This would go well with the moto 360

  • http://www.friv4gaming.com/ Friv 4

    it is great

  • Craig

    I’m not a big fan of cases as they add to the bulkiness of the phone. I really don’t like this case and I hope it’s not required for wireless charging.

  • wizardx

    looks very similar to the note 3 sview cover

  • ROR1997

    I am ashamed of my self. I have embarrassed myself on the interwebs. I will take my sleep of shame and seriously reconsider my life choices.

  • ROR1997

    It won’t let me comment what I want. I hate disqus

    • Ray

      oh you commented more then enough.

    • JoshGroff

      You can edit your posts, just in case you didn’t know.

      • ROR1997

        Can’t edit and add the photo

        • JoshGroff

          True, just saw the last comment. Wish the delete button actually removed the post entirely.

          • ROR1997

            I know, Its annoying. Of course now the pictures start to show up. Oh well

          • JoshGroff

            Yeah, that happens all the time, not really sure why. I’m assuming it has something to do with FTP.

  • ROR1997

    Lg has been in Billy Mays mode all month.

    • Ray

      whoa buddy take your hand off the enter key

      • ROR1997

        It won’t let me add the picture so I keep re doing it and deleting the comments

      • Ray is gay

        Calm down retarded ray gay niggggeerrrr!

    • mcdonsco

      Met that dude in a semiprofessional environment…paranoid, rude…coked out basically.

      Didn’t take long to figure out where he got his energy from in the ads he did.

      • rawr

        What, you thought the oxyclean in the commercial was actually oxyclean?

        • duke69111

          How funny would that of been if the camera would have panned over and caught him snorting a line of coke from the oxyclean box.

      • michael arazan

        Did so much coke his heart exploded

  • Guest

    All month LG has been In Billy Mays mode.

  • Guest

    all week LG has just been in Billy Mays mode.

  • Guest

    All month LG has just been in Billy Mays mode.

  • Justin Hall

    what did i miss????

  • jbdan

    This is for kellen. One handed operation optional :)

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    Wireless Charging is a big + for me !!!!!! Can Preorder yet?

  • Liderc

    Why are we getting this era of cases with clear parts on them? I used to use a cases (on my OG Droid ironically enough) but they just aren’t needed anymore for most phones. My Nexus 5 is in perfect condition and has never had a case on it. Phones are big enough, I don’t want a case.

    • Mark Aaron Collado

      The price of phones are skyrocketing up therefore we need to wrap it up. My N5 is caseless too. It just feels good without a case.

    • Higher_Ground

      I agree completely. I was thinking the same thing when the motomaker program started selling “clear” cases to go with the custom designed phone. WHat was the point of custom designing a phone if you’re gonna put a case on it, even if it’s a clear case?

      The only cases I’d buy are battery boosters, and I don’t really see those outside of the iphone anyway. My gf has a few rubbery iphone cases that look really cool/unique, but I’ve never seen anything like them for android phones (probably because there are a million different sizes).

      I can’t wait for the X+1 as I’ve been dying to get a wood trimmed phone since I saw it last year – and I can promise you I won’t be putting a case on it. Even the wooden cases they’ve been featuring occasionally don’t appeal to me, despite my infatuation with the wood on the moto X.

  • skinja99

    What is the point of a cover with a section that is a clear window?
    Why not just have the whole cover be a window?

    If you are going to have a section o the cover be clear, why not just have the whole front cover be clear?

    Wouldn’t that make it more useful?
    Instead of just a section being clear and usable. why not have the whole cover be clear?
    Maybe at that point it wouldn’t be a gimmick?

    • joe23521

      The emperor’s new cover?

      Sure would be cheaper for me to have an invisible cover that reveals the whole phone. :-)

  • guest

    Will the admin of this site please come and clean up this mess? comments are going off topic….. people are attacking each other….

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I don’t think guest accounts are allowed to complain.

      • Ray

        exactly this guy is the main clown.

      • JoshGroff

        He does have a valid point though, it did get a little out of hand.

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          Completely agree. Working to resolve the issue.

          • JoshGroff

            It’s all good, time to sleep. See you on the flip side. Trolls are everywhere, it’s just a fact of internet life. Not really easy to get rid of them without using a comment section that forces everything into moderation prior to posting, which of course also makes the community chat less interactive. Stricter filters could help if that’s an option in Disqus.

          • bkosh84

            Cutting out guest (burner) accounts would stop the issue pretty quickly, or at least cut down on the trolling/fighting. Is there no way to do that with Disquis?

          • eee

            There is, CNN does it, but then you would just have The Narrator and his cronies.

            And it doesn’t stop people from making fake accounts (there is no email confirmation requirement).

  • Ben Murphy

    And cook you bacon. You forgot the bacon.

  • cwillen

    I’m going to guess this means they’re planning a round watch release in the not too distant future as well. It seems like the notion of the “window” is to mimic what the watch UI would show.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    WTF? When the hell did LG start impressing me like this? This is really good. “Providing the case actually protects the phone unlike that garbage flip cover from Samsung”

  • cwillen

    So LG makes a square watch and then takes the round wearable UI and uses it for a smart cover… okay…

    • cizzlen

      U mad?

      • cwillen

        Mad? Nope.

  • DJsuns

    Like the flip cover a lot. I hope it when folded back will not block the camera and on off and volume buttons on the back side

    • JoshGroff

      That would be awesome, and it looks like it might be in the right place too.

  • guest

    Will the admin of this site please come and clean up this mess? comments are going crazy again!!!!!

  • JoshGroff

    Almost worth eating a $50 restocking fee on my S5. Can’t wait to see the full feature list.

  • Ray

    Oh snap wireless charging I’m in

    • Dave

      On snaps the dog is in the house!

    • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

      Yeah isn’t this the bigger news out of all of this? Confirmed wireless charging. Confirmed removable back cover. Which leads closer to confirming what’s been seen in a prior photo leak that underneath the removable back cover is a removable battery and removable SD card slot. And basically this also confirms plastic back and not metal backs.

      • Ray

        Yep everything you just said I’m OK with no metal for wireless charging

        • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

          Me too. I would also rather have wireless charging than a metal back. I just recently switched to wireless charging.

  • maxx1987

    so…is it a phone cover or not?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      It’s a flip case.

  • Brady

    “owners of the G3 will be able to use their phone without ever having to open the cover”

    Defeats the Qhd

    • The Narrator

      Nobody said to use it 24/7.

      • Brady

        i quoted what was “said”. i sense a defensive comment…the LG is strong with you.

      • ANDROID_SILVER

        NOBODY needs it at all.

        It’s not innovations.
        It’s just a cover case with round hole.

        SAMSUNG is already there with GALAXY Note 3 and Galaxy S5 flip covers.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          INNOVATION!!! ITS NOW ROUND! SEE SAMSUNG HAS A SQUARE HOLE AND OURS IS CIRCULAR! I mean, the case I have leaves the front exposed and I never have to flip anything open. I am so confused by these dumb folio cases.

    • eibook

      That’s how they can throw in the same battery as in the G2 and not lose any battery life.

      • Brady

        Good point… I hadn’t considered that.

  • Krunksky

    I just jizzed into that hole, on my screen that is…COME OUT ALREADY G3!!!!

  • The Narrator

    I would have thrown out the other colors and only released black.

  • hkklife

    I saw the above picture…and the only thing I could think about was the Moto V70 I lusted over years ago!

    http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_v70-333.php

    • The Narrator

      7.8 design? lolwut

    • paul_cus

      I had the V70. To this day, still my favorite.

  • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

    LG is silly

  • http://androidintvfilm.tumblr.com/ wade_county

    Please no more Vienna Boys Choir.

    • The Narrator

      Yes, I agree with this.

    • gpaine

      I felt so ped when I opened the music app for the first time…

    • mcdonsco

      As much as I hate hate HATE them, its quite useful as an alarm clock in the mornings as it causes me to immediately get up and shut it off as fast as possible…

      Then again…I’ve been hitting sleep when doing so…might need to reevaluate that one.

    • NoNoNO

      LG: “Do you find it inconvenient to open the cover to access your favorite apps”.

      WHO THE HELL TOLD LG that I:

      1) currently use a case
      2) [want to] use a case
      3) currently use a cover case
      4) [want to] use a cover case
      5) am tired to open it to use my smarthone
      6) want to see my gorgeous 5.5″ QHD display through a 1.5″ cheap cover case hole?

      LOL. LG creates a problem and then SOLVES it with another problem.

      NO. I don’t want ANY CASES. COVER CASES ARE BETWEEN ME AND MY PHONE. +UGLY.

      • Case Closed

        Then don’t get a case.

        • panicswhenubered

          ^Relevant name.

      • Maxim∑

        Don’t complain because LIFE IS GOOD

      • YesYesYes

        The G3 is aimed at getting Samsung users away from the SX and NoteX. Guess who uses flip covers then?

        • Bruce

          wow..LG looks out that far into the future?
          S10 and Note10. ;P

      • epps720

        First I would ask you if you are able to read but your name answers that question. Otherwise you would notice that LG states, “Do you find it”, so they are asking a question not telling you.

      • WallBreaker

        actually samsung was 1st to start the trend of cover cases with the galaxy s3 and note 2.

    • d-rock

      Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning..hahahahhaha

  • lipslikeasukal

    Or phone makers can make covers that actually cover the whole screen.

    • Dave

      Amen!

  • Dave

    Hey there’s a hole in the cover ;)

    • The Narraror obsession

      Hey there’s a hole on the cover.

      • The Narrator

        Kill yourself, thanks.

        • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

          use a toaster oven

          • Ray

            Please go away troll your not welcomed here

          • Dave

            I’m pretty sure you are one too. So stop. In fact majority of Dr readers are trolls.

          • JoshGroff

            I wouldn’t say the majority, but we do have quite a few among us.

          • The Narrator

            Sharing opinions and blatant trolling are much different

          • Dave

            going off topic and calling everyone chris isn’t much different either

          • Dave

            Come on let’s be real here. Not one article that is put on here that there is always someone or should I say couple that troll right off the bat.

          • Ray

            I don’t say random dumb things just to piss ppl off and start trouble

          • Dave

            Listen up. I know your all hyped up for one there’s more news on the G3 and two you butt buddy is here as he never left this site. (the narrator) (Stuckonverizonforever)

          • Ray

            Believe me i dont have a butt buddy i disagree with The Narrator all the time it just so happens this Menopause character has been trolling the last few days

          • guest

            we all are right now….. lets hope the admins clean this s h i t up soon

          • Ray

            At the end of the day im going to bang out my girlfriend tongiht so I really dont care

          • POPEYE’S CHICKEN

            with fried chicken on the night stand

          • Ray

            I dont eat fried chicken but if i did i would have it with some watermelon too.

          • JoshGroff

            Yes, but it’s the same few trolls usually. Just ignore them and move along.

          • guest

            @disqus_YiSsbJ7b9F:disqus @cmhys90:disqus

            just to name a few

        • The Narraror obsession

          Not nice to say. Didn’t your mom ever tell you if you have nothing nice to say don’t say nothing at all.

          • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

            @disqus_YiSsbJ7b9F:disqus think’s i’m some guy named chris. he said this more then once. he must be obessed with the dude….

          • The Narrator

            Hyson. F Off. Mr. Oregon living Srint D Rider.

          • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

            WHAT? ROFL

          • The Narrator

            You’re only bringing it upon yourself. Watch your back.

          • Dave

            Why do you love to give people threats?

          • The Narrator

            His life is bad enough. He’s ugly and works at Wal-Mart.

          • Dave

            WHO THE F U C K CARES……….

            WHY do you always think its funny to go off topic?

          • The Narrator

            Chris Hyson
            Hillsboro, OR
            Overnight Stocker at Wal-Mart

          • dave

            so you are trolling walmart workers now? thats cute….

          • Dave

            Whoa! Why is he still calling out people and calling them Chris? Wow

  • The Narrator

    Very elegant. LG really cares about putting out quality products. Not slapping a hole on a plastic cover and charging $50 like the others

    • S9779

      I think he is talking get about Samsung.

      • Dave

        Oh you didn’t know. He’s the number one hater on samsung. He sucks lg sacks big time.

        • The Narrator

          I like LG, Sony, Oppo, but hey, nice try.

          • dave

            you also love to stalk other males

    • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

      what do you narrate?