LG G3 release date, news and rumors

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LG G3 release date, news and rumors
Not long to go now
LG surprised us all with last year's LG G2. It combined top flight specs with innovative features and alongside the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 it really put LG back on the mobile map.

But the company faces a bigger challenge now as it's got to keep that momentum going with an even more impressive successor - the LG G3.

It looks like LG is more than up to the task though as we've had confirmation that the G3 will have a razor sharp 5.5-inch Quad HD screen, which gives it one-up on competing flagships.

Nothing else has yet been confirmed, but there are enough rumors and leaks floating around that we're getting a pretty clear picture of what to expect and it's all looking mighty impressive. So read on for all the juicy, up to date details.

To get the completely unsurprising bit out of the way, the handset will indeed be called the LG G3, as LG has applied to trademark 'G3' and has referred to it as the LG G3 in its Q1 2014 financial results. With that said, let's get down to business.

Cut to the chase
What is it? The sequel to 2013's excellent LG G2
When is it out? The launch is planned for May 27
What will it cost? It may be slightly more expensive than direct rivals

LG G3 release date and price

We have a LG G3 launch date! LG recently sent out save the date cards for an event on May 27.
Initially there was no confirmation that we'd actually see the G3 at the event, but it always seemed likely and now LG has confirmed as much in a teaser video for the handset.





LG is holding events in San Francisco, New York, London, Istanbul, Seoul and Singapore and TechRadar will be reporting live to bring you all the latest.
LG G3 launch event invite
Etnews claims that LG has set a sales target of 10 million for the G3, which is quite an ambitious number, but off the back of the LG G2 and the Nexus 5 it's entirely possible that LG will achieve it.

Insiders speaking to ZDNet Korea claim that the LG G3 will sell for 920,000 won (£532 / $897 / AU$969), which is roughly 60,000 won more than the Galaxy S5 launched for and it's apparently that QHD screen that's to blame. However LG's flagships have tended to slightly undercut Samsung and HTC rivals, so keep your fingers crossed.

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LG G3 display

LG has confirmed that the LG G3 will have a 5.5 inch 2560 x 1440 display with a pixel density of 538 pixels per inch. This is the one thing we know for sure about the handset and it's a huge deal as it's the first major flagship with such a high resolution display.

While this is big news it's also not at all surprising, as such a screen has been extensively rumored. We first heard that it would have a 1440 x 2560 QHD display from the same "industry source" as the May release date rumors.

The rumors surrounding the high-res display then ramped up with LG telling PC Advisor that it will launch a Quad HD smartphone in the second half of 2014 and it now seems clear that the company was referring to the LG G3.

A user agent profile leak listed a QHD display on a handset sporting the LG D850 model ID and a "source at LG" told Phone Arena we'll see a 2K screen on the G3.

As if all that wasn't enough, some potential LG G3 specs have been spotted on US carrier Sprint's website, with a screen resolution of the LG LG990 quoted at 1440 x 2560.
LG G3 benchmark
We also recently caught our first glimpse of what is supposedly the LG G3 itself and it handily had a benchmark up on the screen, which listed a 1440 x 2560 resolution. Ubergizmo, which received the image, got an early confirmation from LG that it will indeed have a 2K screen and The Verge received a similar confirmation.

So a QHD display was already looking very likely, though a recent rumor initially cast some doubts. AnTuTu seems to have two versions of the LG G3 listed in its benchmarks, one of which does indeed have that ludicrously high-res display, while the other has a more standard 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Weirder still, the Quad HD version only has 2GB of RAM, while the 1080p one is listed as having 3GB, which seem odd pairings. Whether this means that buyers will have to choose between RAM and resolution, or that different markets will be stuck with one or the other, or indeed whether one of these phones is a different handset entirely, remains to be seen.

We'd be a little surprised if LG released two quite different versions of its flagship though, so the likelihood is that the 1080p one is either a different device or a figment of someone's imagination.

1080 x 1920 is the current go-to resolution for flagship phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2, but if the LG G3 intends to stand out from the crowd then the QHD screen that it's now been confirmed as having could certainly help.

For more on the LG G3 check out the Phone Show video below, where Gareth Beavis and John McCann are bringing the hype for the next Android big-hitter.



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