Take a look at the LG G3 smartphone Quick Circle Case teaser video
The official video gives us a glimpse of the accessory that could be paired with the upcoming flagship phone, a folder-style case which allows users to access various features of their device without having to open the cover.
Although it may come across similar to special cases we’ve already seen on the HTC M8 or Samsung Galaxy S4/5, LG claims that a circle is “more stylish than traditional rectangular-windowed smartphone cases.” Perhaps the circle theme follows the round watch face on the upcoming Moto 360. Though the LG G3 remains a rectangular shaped device like every other smartphone in the universe.
The case is said to allow user to “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.” Additionally, LG says that the case is compatible with Qi wireless charging and comes in a variety of colours.
To enhance the case’s stylish element, LG has included what they call “Smart Lighting,” which emits a soft circular glow inside the window – whenever the case is opened/closed or a call/text message is received. Developers can also expect to see a Quick Circle SDK next month if they are interested in building apps to utilise the circular window with custom functions.
“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, in a press release. “They’re the perfect accessory to build in extra features that add more value to a mobile device. With Quick Circle Case, we’ve exceeded the baseline by making it customizable to better fit users’ needs.”
Are you not quite sure about the idea of rarely having to utilise the full screen of your smartphone? Take a look at the official video below to see how this windowed case works. Let us know in the comments if you do, or don’t, like LG’s ideas.