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LG reveals QuickCircle case for incoming G3 smartphone

The G3, LG's new flagship handset, is set to be unveiled next Tuesday, and ahead of that auspicious occasion the company has revealed the QuickCircle case for the phone.

As LG G2 users are probably aware, that phone was partnered with the QuickWindow case, and the QuickCircle attempts to move forward with yet more novel features.

It's a folder-style case, and one with a circular window cut in the front to allow for quick access to certain features without having to open the case. If you wish, you'll be able to take photos, control music playback, send texts or make calls without opening the case – and interestingly, LG notes that users will be able to get an update on their health from the circular window.

If health stats are being highlighted, then it's possible that the LG G3 might have some form of health sensor on board, as is in vogue these days.

The QuickCircle will also emit a soft white glow to notify of when a call or text has been received, which sounds quite funky. Furthermore, the case will offer Qi wireless charging, and LG is set to release an SDK so developers can customise and add functionality from their apps to the QuickCircle's feature set.

Dr Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Mobile, said: "The smartphone ecosystem is constantly evolving – no longer are cases just for protection from the elements and bumps and drops. They're the perfect accessory to build in extra features that add more value to a mobile device. With QuickCircle Case, we've exceeded the baseline by making it customisable to better fit users' needs."

The QuickCircle case will be available in five colours: Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Aqua Mint, and Indian Pink. We'll doubtless be seeing much more of it, and the LG G3 itself, next week. For the latest on the rumoured G3 specs, incidentally, check out our news story from earlier this month.