Right on the heels of today’s launch of the LG G3, we’re starting to details emerge about Australian availability of LG’s new hotness.

We haven’t heard from LG directly yet (we’re told a statement is coming), but Telstra is first out of the gate with an announcement.

We’ll update this post as we hear back from other carriers.



The carrier advised in a blog post on their Exchange site that the phone will be available in stores from August 2014, but that’s all the specifics you’re getting so far – pricing and pre-sale dates will be announced in the future.

Customers interested in the G3 are invited to register their interest with Telstra to ensure they’re kept informed about the launch.

Other carriers

We haven’t heard back from Optus, Vodafone or Virgin Mobile about their launch plans for the phone yet, but we’ll update this story as we get them.



LG has updated their website, adding a product page for the LG G3 offering the phone in ‘Metallic Black’ for an outright price of $799. The phone has no ETA, but is listed as ‘Coming Soon’. Also of note is the listing for the Qi Wireless charging dock, which LG has advises on the page ‘Wireless charging dock sold and supplied as a separate accessory’.

Technical specifications confirm that Australia will be receiving the LG-D855 model of the LG G3, which includes 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage (with microSD card). Connectivity wise, the phone will be a single SIM version which will be compatible with all LTE frequencies in Australia (including the Optus 4G Plus Network), as well as 3G frequencies for all carriers as well.

  • 2G (GSM/EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G (HSPA+42Mbps/HSPA+21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G / LTE: 700 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 FD , 2300 TD

If you’re interested in availability, you can enter your details into the LG page for updates on when the phone will become availabile for outright purchase. We’re still hopeful of more colour options for the phone, but at this stage only Metallic Black has been listed.

Update 2
LG has advised that the G3 will be made available across all three carriers from August. While the phone has been announced on the LG website in Metallic Black, LG is still confirming if we will see the Silk White, Gold, Violet, Burgundy Red colour options in Australia. LG has advised they will update availability on colour options as we approach the launch.

Telstra has already delivered their information on the phone – minus specifics like pricing and plans – but Vodafone and Optus will also be carrying the phone on their networks and announcing pricing and plan details closer to the launch.


For those interested in the G3 on the Vodafone network, potential customers are encouraged to sign up to the Vodafone Buzz mailing group to receive updates on upcoming handsets.


Optus has a similar service for notifying you when smartphones are coming and you can sign up for information on upcoming handsets, on the Optus Website.


LG has advised that they will be supplying three accessories for the LG G3 – the QuickCircle Case, LG Tone InfinimT(HBS-900) headset and the Wireless Charger. No pricing has been announced for these accessories as yet, but we expect them to come closer to launch.

: Available in five colours, the QuickCircleTM Case allows easy access to frequently used functions such as calling, text messaging, music and camera all from the QuickCircle window without opening the cover. In addition to the QuickCircleTM Case, LG will offer a lineup of Slim Guard Cases and premium Slim Hard Cases to protect the G3 in handsome style.

LG Tone Infinim (HBS-900): Developed in collaboration with Harman/Kardon, the Bluetooth stereo headset delivers premium audio quality sound with stylish design. Built with retractable wire management technology and job buttons for effortless search, Tone Inifnim also features Name Alert to verbally notify you who is calling before you answer.

Wireless Charger: Compact and foldable, LG’s Wireless Charger is optimised for easy portability. Compatible with Qi’s wireless power charging technology, the Wireless Charger from LG makes staying powered up as convenient as possible.

Are you excited for the LG G3? Will you be looking for it on-contract, or will you buy it outright? Let us know in the comments!

Source(s): Telstra Exchange
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