LG G3 US pricing hinted at in contest details

At today’s G3 launch event, LG came prepared with plenty of information about its new flagship: hardware specifics, software features, the works. If we had to be picky about one area where we ended up feeling a little let down it would be in information about the phone’s release. Sure, manufacturers delaying news about retail sales until some point post-launch is hardly anything to be surprised about, but perhaps we’re just spoiled by recent launches like the One M8’s where the entire sales picture was an open book from day one. With the G3, at least we’ve heard independently from all the major US carriers about their intentions, even if specifics aren’t yet available. While firm dates continue to elude us, we have managed to pick up a little insight into possible pricing, thanks to an early G3 contest.

T-Mobile is giving away G3 “beta handsets” to thirty-four lucky winners, and just like we did with the Moto 360 last week, we’re able to grab some pricing info from the contest rules.

There, down in the legal fine print, we see T-Mobile disclose an approximate value for the G3 at $650. The 16GB/2GB or 32GB/3GB situation leaves us uncertain just which model we’re talking about, but at least this gives us a solid jumping-off point for more fleshed-out pricing info to arrive.

Source: T-Mobile

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