Alleged LG G3 screenshot hints at more “flat” design to Optimus UI
The LG G2 is such an excellent device, it goes without saying that its successor has some very big shoes to fill. We fully expect LG to bring its “A” game to the stage whenever the new LG G3 gets introduced.
Here is what we think we know about the G3 already, we are expecting a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 1440x2560 pixels. The device will likely be water resistant and dustproof. The camera might be a 13MP sensor with optical image stabilization, but that is not certain.
Under the hood things are even more hazy. We have seen rumors pointing at a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU, or perhaps an octa-core MediaTek processor, maybe even a processor of LG’s own design. With rumors like that, it really is anyone’s guess.
From a user perspective, the LG G3 would be a good device to introduce an enhanced UI for the skin LG puts on its Android powered devices. Since we are also expecting to see advanced personalization features the user experience is going to be different anyway, so why not give it a new look? The Optimus UI in its current form on the G2 is very similar to the TouchWiz interface found on Samsung devices. If the screen shot here is the real deal, then it looks as though LG has subtle changes in mind for the UI elements.
The app icons look a little more flat, which would follow a trend set by Apple and Samsung. What will be more interesting to see is if there are deeper changes made to the UI underneath the home screens, further along the lines of what Samsung did to TouchWiz. Either way, it is going to be exciting to see if the LG G3 proves to be the Galaxy S5 “killer” it has been billed to be in the Korean media.
source: Niels Summer (LGG3kopen.nl)
1. papss (unregistered)
Say what??? Trend set by apple and SS?
2. nctx77 (Posts: 1058; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
I will admit that windows was the first to go flat on the UI, but once Apple did it, everybody followed.
4. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 228; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
That's because with Apple the customer base is extremely loyal, so when Apple does something and iPhone users adjust to the change, the customers want a similar experience when switching to an Android phone. This makes good sense to any company that does see ex-iphone users switch over, and it's more inviting for the users when they do switch. My switch from an iP5 to a G2 was painless, and once I got used to the plethora of features I thought I could live without, I can't imagine ever going back. Kinda like the switch from Blackberry to iPhone back in 2010.
9. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
You have been enlightened and freed from iTunes...lol
3. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1062; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
That new UI is pretty awesome (but once again, they are following in TouchWiz's footsteps).
5. antonioli (Posts: 200; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)
I have great expetations about this device.
6. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2026; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
The icons look horrible ... Thanks to LG theme chooser, it's fixable
12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9849; Member since: 14 May 2012)
It still doesn't appeal to me... It looks a lot better, but still needs some work. The internet icon is blatantly stolen from Sense 5/6.
33. LGisgood (Posts: 828; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
LG is the best.........sweetest UI ever..........
37. bokimaricu (Posts: 52; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)
"The internet icon is blatantly stolen from Sense5/6" - Never go full retard
7. gigaraga (Posts: 1429; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Looks exactly like TouchWiz. Why can't you make something new LG, instead of following everything that Samsung does in terms of software????
23. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
Not samsungs fault LG does it better LOL
40. gigaraga (Posts: 1429; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
How do it better? By copying one-handed operation, smart 'screen', the UI elements, flat icons, glossy plastic, and similar samsung design....Samsung does it way better because at least its original not copied.
25. tiara6918 (Posts: 1924; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Samsung and lg just keeps on copying each other from those flip cases and now this
34. LGisgood (Posts: 828; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
LOL! YOU ARE AN IGNORANT!
BETTER SEARCH FOR LG 4G LTE SMART POUCH/ FLIP COVER LONG TIME BEFORE S-VIEW COVER...
SAMSUNG WAS THE REAL COPYCAT!
LG 'S UI IS BY FAR BETTER...
8. ThePython (Posts: 630; Member since: 08 May 2013)
What's up with all the flat UI wagon lately?
10. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Thank god they're sticking with a 5x5 grid.
11. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wow..a normal 5.5 inch screen phone..good to hear someone is making bigger phones a standard...
14. jellmoo (Posts: 929; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Well, they are certainly an improvement (they pretty much have to be), but I dislike the inconsistency between the icons. They should have a unified look, rather than each one having a unique approach.
15. Liveitup (Posts: 1793; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I knew Windows Phone was onto the future of UI design when it did Flat UI in late 2010. Thats why I rock WP for me its the best, fun seeing the rest playing catch up. Samsung and Apple only recently starts doing Flat UI.
16. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
that setting icon looks like Apple ones...and i would like to ask is anyone still playing temple run...haha, just joking...=D
17. dancorcal (Posts: 39; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
Who cares about that....it's android, I change my icons out all the time. It's not like IOS and you have to take what they give you.
18. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3682; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Mediatek chipset ROFL. If this rumor is true indeed its grave is ready.
29. AndroidStuff (Posts: 41; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
MT 6595 will probably be faster than Snapdragon 805. It's set to use 4xA17 cores at 2.2GHz which are as fast as 4xS4 (krait) cores at 2.7GHz (which will be what S805 will use), but additional to those it will use 4 A7 cores which would catapult its Antutu scores close to mid 40000.
I doubt Snapdragon will post such performance, either in real life applications or benchmarks. Unless Qualcomm is readying something to blow us out of the water they should be ready to be a follower rather than a leader in performance (and possibly sales).
Good move from LG to choose the new kings of performance.
38. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3682; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Benchmarks=/=performance. Ask anyone who has owned a mediatek phone he will tell his sad story of crap experience.
20. aayupanday (Posts: 562; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
A PowerVR G6430 GPU will do justice to this device
21. marlboro (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
agreed! coz most app developers are basing with ios, lol!
24. fzacek (Posts: 2468; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Why do they have to keep making it bigger? 5.2 inches with those slim bezels was perfect...
26. Nabil2511 (Posts: 152; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)
oh no LG that UI is just plain ugly.. it looks more like most chinese companies' UI
28. a961009 (Posts: 120; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
Icons on the dock bar looks like HTC Sense............
32. Zomer (Posts: 142; Member since: 31 May 2013)
They aren't available on the screenshot, but there are on-screen buttons.
39. amsam7 (Posts: 10; Member since: 07 Apr 2014)
Nobody mentioned here from where does the "flat UI" came........? Its the WINDOWS PHONE..-_-