LG’s Snapdragon 805-powered G3 shipping in Korea this week

LG today announced that a Snapdragon 805 variant of its flagship LG G3 will go on sale in South Korea later this week. The news follows Samsung’s introduction of an LTE-A Galaxy S5 powered by Snapdragon 805 last month.

Like Samsung, LG is highlighting the Snapdragon 805’s modem in the name of the device. However, LG has shunned the LTE-A moniker and instead gone with the much catchier ‘Cat-6.’ The Snapdragon 805’s Gobi MDM9x35 modem is the first Category 6 LTE modem and uses two 20Mhz channels, paired or fragmented, for higher bandwidth areas.

Unlike the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, which packs a 2.5 GHz processor, the processor in the LG G3 is clocked to 2.7 GHz. This is coupled with the Snapdragon 805’s Adreno 420 GPU and the same 3 GB of RAM that’s inside the regular LG G3. Everything else remains the same, from the Quad-HD display, to the 32 GB of integrated storage, and the support for Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

The folks over at AndroidCentral quote LG as saying the LG G3 Cat 6 is a South Korea exclusive once it ships this coming Friday, July 25.