In exciting smartphone news, Telstra announced today the much anticipated LG G3 smartphone will be available in store from August.

Measuring 5.5inches the Quad HD display might seem like it’s creeping up on phablet territory but in fact, with almost no bezel the screen to phone ratio is the highest on any smartphone available. So the G3 gives you more screen without taking up more space in your pocket.

The most impressive thing about the Quad HD display is that it surpasses all other smartphones in terms of pixel density, specifically 538 pixels per inch, making it the highest screen resolution currently available. This kind of quality isn’t just about resolution though, it means you can expect more true-to-life viewing experience with better clarity and better colour reproduction.

For those of you worried about such a large screen eating up your battery life, fear not, the G3 was designed with advanced battery life. A huge 3000 mAh removable battery with battery saver mode ensures the battery will last throughout the day.

The LG G3 camera also offers exciting new technology in the world of smartphone cameras. It’s the first smartphone to feature auto laser focus technology and optical image stabiliser plus. For the snapper-happy smartphone photographers out there, this means you can shoot stunningly sharp images in a fraction of the time with greater clarity. Even the process of capturing the photo has been simplified on the G3 where by simply tapping to focus you will simultaneously trigger the shutter.

A unique feature of the G3 which I think customers will love is Knock Code. It means customers can use a pattern of knocks to unlock their device. It merges security and convenience because you can use the personalised code anywhere on the screen to wake the screen or enter the home screen directly.

UPDATE: availability and pricing

Good news everyone! The The LG G3 and LG G-Watch are coming to Telstra on August 5. For the full details read our latest LG G3 blog post.