LG G3, the smartphone which can be called one of the best smartphones of the year in terms of specs, was recently launched with a 5.5-inch 2K display with the screen resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, and internally there’s Snapdragon 801 processor powering the device, along with 3GB RAM. There’s a 13-megapixel rear camera with the flash and a new Laser Autofocus for faster and better focusing which assists in better low light photos.
LG had some innovative ideas which they implemented and brought the LG G2 in the market last year, and one of them was the button placement, where the sides of the phone were kept flat with nothing else than the slot for the SIM card, and the buttons for toggling the volume and locking the screen were pushed to the back area below the rear camera. The idea is going to stay there in the successor of it, the LG G3 which is going to be announced on May 27th. There have been numerous rumors and leaks about this device which is going to come as a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2 and the HTC One M8, but the announcement isn’t at the right time as a couple of devices from the competitors have already hit the market since quite some time.
Update on 7th May 2014
Just as shown in the invite for the launch, the leaked picture through Evleaks show the brushed metal back of the LG G3. How good is that? or how bad is that? we’ll know only when we get a hands-on of it.
LG will make the wait count because according to the company, the new flagship would go beyond the 1080p resolution and it probably would be the Quad HD resolution. Other leaks, including a leaked picture showed that the buttons are on the back, but this time, they have got flattened and this would look better as there is no direct impact on the lock key now unlike in the G2. The 2K resolution in the LG G3 would be one of the USPs for it, as we don’t expect LG to bring anything special internally as is the case with the flagships every year, which come with the same chipset.
The interface in the LG G3 would be quite different from what the G2 had, and this is suggested by the couple of leaked images showcasing the home screens of the new LG interface they have been working on. Camera is said to be the same, 13MP sensor with the OIS and the big list of options to play around with.
To sum it up with the other leaked details of the device, the LG G3 might come with a 5.5-inch 2K display with the 2560×1440 pixels screen resolution, the Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB RAM and the storage of 16GB / 32GB in two variants. There is no word on the battery though, and it would be a good news if LG is bringing something even better than the 3000 mAh battery which was used in the G2.
LG G3 Release Date & Details
LG has sent out invites for the event to be held on 27th May, and in a span of two days, the company would be covering six important markets around the world – San Francisco, New York, London, Seoul, Singapore, Istanbul. Going by the look of the invite, it seems LG is going to use a new premium material for the next flagship, unlike the plastic body which was in the predecessor. “To be simple is to be Great” is the tagline, in which the highlighted “G” indicates not just the smartphone, but also could be about the smartwatch, the LG G Watch which was recently unveiled when Google announced the new Android Wear OS for the smartwatches.
It could be the brushed aluminum body which LG might be using the G3, and if this happens, the Galaxy S5 will for sure face another attack in the design aspect, as Samsung is the only brand which does’t do much with the design of the smartphones, may that be the low to mid-end ones or the flagship phones.
Look out for more details before and during the launch on May 27th.