LG announces versatile QuickCircle case ahead of G3 smartphone reveal
By Chris Wood
May 22, 2014
Despite the fact that LG is yet to raise the curtain on its latest flagship handset, it’s already started showing off accessories for the device. The QuickCircle case provides the user with some significant functionality before they even open the case, letting them place calls, take pictures and more.
LG’s approach to the "next-gen case" (that’s what we’re calling it) is a little different to the competition. Rather than providing a quick peek at the time and notifications like the HTC Dot View case, or creating an integrated card holder like the Galaxy S5’s Flip Wallet, the QuickCircle effectively mimics a smaller screen handset. This lets users make calls, listen to music and even take photos, all from the small circular window to the phone’s display.
While LG’s claim that the case is more stylish than the competition is somewhat subjective, the accessory’s simple design language and unusual circular accent should be sufficient to set it apart. The case also features an interesting smart lighting feature, wherein the inside of the window lights up when the case is either opened or closed, or a notification/call is received.
The case is wireless charging compatible and comes in a choice of five colors. Interestingly, the company has announced plans to make the software development kit (SDK) for QuickCircle publicly available, meaning that the home-brew functionality of the case should only improve over time.
There are currently no details on a price or release date for the accessory, something that’s hardly surprising given that it’s designed for a device that’s yet to be officially unveiled.
We’ll have full details on the flagship handset following next week’s unveil. In the meantime, feel free to scroll down and check out the video below for more on the QuickCircle case.