When the leaks of the Quick Window icons came out the other day, the circular clocks and widgets pretty much ensured that we all knew that a Quick Window case with a circular window was coming. Well, it’s officially confirmed with LG releasing the LG G3 : Quick Circle™ Case video onto YouTube alongside a press release outlining some more details.
As you can see it’s a pretty functional setup with the ring icons showing up to quickly access features such as camera, music controls and obviously time, as well as letting users send text messages or place calls more without ever opening the case. LG will be making an SDK available to developers to make further widgets available for the QuickCircle area next month.
The press release that was released also detailed ‘Health’ as an option to access from the Quick Circle window – hinting that we could see a big push to tie-in with the launch of the LG Lifeband which recently launched here and around the world. The Health widget was seen in the leak the other day, with a widget showing kCal burnt and the amount of steps taken.
Additionally, the LG G3, appears set to support wireless charging using Qi, or at least will do with the QuickCircle case. LG will most likely make more known about this particular functionality next week.
The case will be launched in five colours: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Aqua Mint, Indian Pink – with the first three matching the colours of the phone we’ve seen in renders. We’ll know a lot more when LG announce the G3 next week at around 3am AEST, you can watch the event live on the LG website.
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When LG Electronics (LG) officially unveils the long awaited LG G3 next week, it will also introduce another product which was designed to make the G3 infinitely more useful, the QuickCircleTM Case. The folder-style case lets users enjoy various features of their G3 without ever having to open the cover. Users can check the time, place calls, send text messages, take photos, listen to music or get an update of their health directly from the circular window.
More stylish than traditional rectangular-windowed smartphone cases, LG’s QuickCircleTM Case comes in five eye-catching colors: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Aqua Mint, Indian Pink. The case is designed to protect the side edges of the G3 and provide the best “grip-ability” while maintaining the G3’s original sleek lines. To accentuate the beauty of its circular design language, Smart Lighting emits a soft, white, circular glow inside the window whenever the case is opened/closed or a call/text message is received.
Wireless charging compatible with the Qi interface standard is also possible with the QuickCircleTM Case, adding more convenience and portability. A software development kit (SDK) will be available next month to allow developers to customize their LG G3 smartphones to perform customized functions with the QuickCircleTM Case.
“The smartphone ecosystem is constantly evolving — no longer are cases just for protection from the elements and bumps and drops,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “They’re the perfect accessory to build in extra features that add more value to a mobile device. With QuickCircle Case, we’ve exceeded the baseline by making it customizable to better fit users’ needs.