LG G3 model with Snapdragon 805 and up to 225 Mbps download speeds might be in the cards
Samsung's intent to throw a wrench in the G3 launch by outing a premium Galaxy F handset with Quad HD display and Snapdragon 805 processor might be countered by LG with an upgraded G3, as per a Korean publication. The insiders claim that LG is planning to release an upgraded version of the G3 with a Snapdragon 805 processor in July, just around the time when the Galaxy F is expected.
Currently the G3 is the only brand-name flagship with a 1440x2560 pixel (Quad HD) display resolution, but is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset. If Samsung indeed announces, and then puts on sale the rumored metal-clad Galaxy F with a QHD Super AMOLED panel, 3 GB of RAM, Snapdragon 805, and a 16 MP optically-stabilized camera, then the G3 sales might be indeed significantly disturbed, based on Samsung's asking price, of course.
If, however, LG is planning to outfit the G3 with a Snapdragon 805 version, that's about the only thing that needs to be done with the handset to get it back in the game then, and make it a direct competitor not only to the Galaxy F, but also to the eventual QHD Note 4 that is coming in the fall, too. Alternatively, it might be just a model for the Korean market, as the publication revolves more around the possible Qualcomm modem inside, that takes advantage of up to 225 Mbps download speeds, than around the upgraded Snapdragon. Interesting times indeed, and they are about to become even more interesting when Apple jumps in the game with its iPhone 6 in September, which will feature a well-sized 4.7" display for the first time.