LG G3 and Google Cardboard Pair Up for Free Mobile VR

LG will be offering mobile buyers a chance to experience a glimpse into the affordable future of virtual reality (VR) by bundling its premium G3 smartphone with Google Cardboard.

By purchasing the Korean tech company’s current flagship handset, the G3, adopters will also get a free plastic version of the Google Cardboard – a face-mounted VR visor which is compatible with an ever growing amount of apps and is becoming increasingly popular as a budget-friendly alternative to high-priced gadgets that are making their way onto the market.

Google Cardboard is an innovative and fun project designed with the intention of bringing the cost of enjoying this new visual dimension down to next to nothing. The visors, which fit around your existing Android mobile, can be bought for around £10 in a variety of styles and shapes or you can also download instructions and templates to make one yourself. The only cost is in the parts needed, which is essentially a piece of cardboard and a pair of lenses – no expensive components or processors.

Or, you can just buy the LG G3 to get a much more stylish take on Google Cardboard which looks far better than anything our hands could put together and it nicely compliments the powerful flagship mobile which comes with VR for G3.

VR for G3 utilises the handset’s 5.5-inch Quad HD display which packs in a whopping 2560 x 1440 pixels. Other specs of the G3 include Android 4.4 (updateable to 5.0) and 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor.

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There’s an ample 2GB of RAM and 3GB of RAM on the available 16GB and 32GB models respectively and MicroSD cards are supported up to a heavyweight 128GB for containing all those Google Cardboard compatible apps including The Hobbit VR Experience and Robobliteration – which is free with a redeemable code included with the LG G3.

You can read the full press release and the LG Newsroom and information about the Google visor and apps can also be found on the Get Cardboard website.