To further reinforce the fact that South Korean users get all the latest gadgets, LG has announced a faster variant of the G3, one which features the Snapdragon 805 SoC, in its home market. The device will be available for sale in the country starting July 25.
Samsung has similarly launched a faster version of the Galaxy S5, dubbed the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, in South Korea last month. To be fair, the South Korean market is one of the few where users can take full advantage of the Qualcomm Gobi 9×35 LTE-A Category 6 modem, which enables download speeds of 225 Mbps.
In addition to a faster LTE modem, the Snapdragon 805 boasts a higher-clocked 2.7 GHz quad-core CPU and an Adreno 420 GPU. Otherwise, the specs on the G3 Cat 6 model are the same as those on the standard version, which include 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass and USB 2.0 connectivity along with a 3000 mAh battery.
As for wider availability, it is possible that this device, like the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, is exclusive to the South Korean market. We'll let you know if we hear otherwise.
Update: We've heard back from LG, and can confirm that the LG G3 Cat 6 variant is exclusive to South Korea.