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LG G3 could be a Samsung Galaxy S5 killer - according to Korean media

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LG G3 could be a Samsung Galaxy S5 killer - according to Korean media
Samsung will host a new Unpacked event at MWC on February 24, and it appears that the company is getting ready to showcase its long-rumored Galaxy S5 smartphone then. According to a report from earlier today, the S5 will not feature a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, and neither an iris scanner. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be a great device, right?

Whatever new features the Galaxy S5 is bringing, it’s pretty clear that Samsung will announce it before LG gets to introduce its next-gen flagship smartphone: a G2 successor expected to be called LG G3. Sure enough, LG confirmed that it would announce a new G Pro 2 later this month, but this is a 5.9-inch (or 6-inch) phablet and it doesn’t seem to be a true Galaxy S5 competitor. So when will LG’s next flagship smartphone arrive? Well, ZDNet Korea has it that the G3 could be announced as soon as May. This is in line with what we’ve previously heard about the handset. Unlike the Galaxy S5, the G3 may sport a Quad HD display.

As you may remember, LG revealed a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS LCD panel back in August last year - so the company had plenty of time to work on a smartphone that utilizes such a screen.

ZDNet says that the G3 may be viewed as a “Galaxy S5 killer” - at least in South Korea, the home country of LG and Samsung. Of course, it’s way too early to tell which of the two handsets will be better (not to mention that better can mean different things from user to user). For now nothing is confirmed, so both Samsung and LG could surprise us with the features and design of their new flagship smartphones.

Note: the device pictured above is the LG G2.

source: ZDNet Korea (automatic translation)

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posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:14 8

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


LG G3 or G PRO 2 for me !!! :-D

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:41 3

6. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 658; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


The G2 will still be holding it's own in term of performance and battery life, even vs the new S5. The G3 will certainly bring a performance enhancement, but, the G2 is already so fast and smooth and rarely slows down with intense apps, so the discernible differences would need to be in features. The software and performance is already amazing.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 20:58 4

25. iqjumpuw (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I have to agree. G2 will do just fine against S5 in terms of performance and battery life. With that being said, however, the sales numbers won't even come close to S5. This is an unfortunate thing. Most people don't know LG. They just know Apple or Samsung.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 03:43

47. iTechies (Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


LG phones sucks as i owned some of their mobile phones and the performance is very sh!tty! on samsung. touchwiz UI may be lag but i can guarantee you that samsung phones still runs better in games than LG phones!

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 03:46

48. iTechies (Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


and i also know the performance of LG phones as i already owned some of their phones like the G pro.. the result? LG lost my trust.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 06:37

56. E.S.1 (Posts: 305; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


LG G2 is different in that regard.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 16:02

63. JunitoNH (Posts: 1895; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


No they are not, had to return two units. Their performance deteriorate swiftly.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 20:56 3

23. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LG G3 ALL THE WAY!!!

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 01:37

43. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I suspect that LG will do quite well if the G3 specs track closely to the rumors. The only problem if there is a problem, is the delay in G3 release date vs. when Sammy releases the GS5 - Sammy benefits from early sales before the G3 is available.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:19 15

2. nctx77 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


The S5 will kill itself.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 20:08 2

14. RonnieKeith (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


Like!

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 00:31 1

36. SayMobile (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


in your dreams

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 00:48

39. Nabil2511 (Posts: 152; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


uuuuu Sammy fanboy alert..

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:22 3

3. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


A 5.5" QHD IPS-LCD display on G3 is perfect.
I bet the overall size of G3 will be similar to S5's.
No reasons to go to a 5.2 FHD AMOLED on Galaxy S5.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:23 6

4. E.S.1 (Posts: 305; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I have the LG G2 and I love it!
No complains at all (After the S4 and battery draining way fast and HTC One battery charging very slow and useless camera) only thing I'll get after my experience with G2 is another LG. They are the best!

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:43 3

8. E.S.1 (Posts: 305; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Oh....and yes I love the UI and updates are not important to me :)

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 04:40 1

51. saura8h (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)


Its UI is worse than any android flagship. Yes it does have some good features, but UI is aweful

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:32 6

5. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


HTC one 2 vs LG g3= a good battle
HTC one 2 vs s5= one is the only one, no competition there
Anyone agree

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 20:01

12. RonnieKeith (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


Great comment

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 05:20

54. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


Garbage comments makes no sense the HTC one is a lame phone you want basic no innovation get an iPhone at least the camera is good... oooh boom sound so cool... -_-

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:42 1

7. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


LG's main flagships gets released in the later part of the year (Optimus G and G2)
Their competition would be the Note series since they come out at the same time.
For example Z1 vs Z. The former gets the newest components by coming out later in the year.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:46 5

9. Derekjeter (Posts: 974; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


LG G2 is way better than the s4. If LG plays this correctly and they advertise a little better they should have decent sales. I really don't think there's anything stoping LG from becoming as big as Samsung.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 20:17 6

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I found one - software updates.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 21:21 1

27. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


LG could have also improved the build quality of the G2 a bit more I think.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 00:35 2

37. SayMobile (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


and ugly UI and Poor Brand Status

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 23:53 3

34. SleepingOz (unregistered)


The G2 wasn't meant to compete with the S4 but the Note3 since they were both released at the end of the year. And the Note3 owns the G2 in every possible way, except portability may be..

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 11:33

62. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The G2 was a direct competitor to the S4 lol. Samsung just one upped LG with the Note 3.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:51 2

10. Emmanuelz (Posts: 167; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Tan loco

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 20:19

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Tan loco sí lol.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 19:55 7

11. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


LMAO LOL I saw the title and couldn't stop laughing. LG G3 won't sell 5 million units by the end of 2014.

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