LG G3 to be introduced in late June, launched in July?
According to ZDNet Korea, LG is priming its upcoming Android flagship, the LG G3, for a late June reveal followed by an early July launch. Previously, the other South Korean giant was planning an August launch, but a senior company official reportedly said that an August release is too late considering the current market conditions - possibly referring to the earlier than usual launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, and rumors of Apple introducing an unprecedented two high-end smartphones later in 2014.
In addition, Chinese competitor Oppo has beat both LG and Samsung in the race to launch a smartphone with a QHD display that's not limited to the Asian market. The extra high-resolution display is expected to be a critical selling point for the LG G3, which could explain why the company wants to release the smartphone ASAP, before the rest of the competition has caught up.
Apart from its illustrious 5.5-inch screen, the LG G3 is said to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, 3GB of RAM, and hardware optical image stabilization for its camera. While waterproofing is uncertain, the handset is expected to follow up on one of 2013's best smartphone designs. While the LG G2's build quality wasn't to up Apple and HTC standards, the slim bezels allowed for an exceptional screen-to-size ratio, and while moving the physical buttons to the back wasn't of huge significance, it was an interesting and original approach. Additionally, the LG G3 should introduce a refreshed and flatter UI design. All of this adds up to hotly-anticipated smartphone.
1. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
No problem with Optimus UI and rear buttons placement on my G2. Looking forward to G3's main camera, whether similar to G2's or not.
16. wumberpeb (Posts: 444; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
I really like the UI/camera/buttons as well, both on my Optimus G and the G2, but I'm really really looking forward to the (fingers crossed) signal strength improvements over the G2. The biggest complaint from my Sprint customers since the G2 came out was how much weaker signal was compared to their prior phone, even in comparison to someone who had a Galaxy S2 (which sucked as well). The Optimus G was fantastic, a close second to the Motorola Photon as one of the best Sprint devices ever with signal levels. It's one reason I couldn't spring for the G2, even with it being only $50 through Rewards Me.
Point being, there were so many positives that were effextively negated with such a huge signal design flaw. If they can turn that around, I'll be first in the G3 line
2. Denco (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
LG needs to keep up with the frenetic pace of competition. Unveiling and releasing a flagship phone far behind rivals undermines market share. By the time the LG G3 arrives in the stores, its rivals - HTC One M8, Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, etc - would have sold out globally. And then, iPhone 6 hurricane will also steal the thunder from LG. TIMING IS KEY in today's turbulent smartphone space. A laggard will be a loser, no matter how excellent a device it has.
3. AtheK (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
true to certain extent, but the fact that G3 is almost better then S5 and One in every aspect, it will land up in competition with the next lot of phones, namely Note 3 and HTC Max.
4. aayupanday (Posts: 520; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
The delay has to justify the presence of a Snapdragon 805 chip in the G3.
Don't believe in the currently leaked specs indicating the presence of the 801 chip
8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2569; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
What delay? A release date has never been pinned down for this device, so how could it be delayed? Besides, the G2 came out in late August, so a July launch for the G3 sounds about right.
9. aayupanday (Posts: 520; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Qualcomm Stated that a 805 powered consumer device would be coming in May back in January at the CES.
Might probably end up being the G3.
14. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2569; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Right, but you were clearly referencing the G3 when you said delay. A device without a release date can't be delayed.
6. loveparadise1990 (Posts: 15; Member since: 08 Mar 2014)
I'm waiting it, hope a good design and best camera
7. antonioli (Posts: 185; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)
All this time to launch something based on Snapdragon 801? LoL
10. belosava (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)
lg g3 exits of July, when the processor S805 comes. a lg flagship models always come out with the latest qualcom processor that is currently available, in this case the processor S805
11. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
I hope they use the button placement of that concept, making the buttons horizontal when holding the phone straight up. Not only is that better for regular use, but MUCH better for landscape mode
12. AfterShock (Posts: 2904; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Shortly after the G3, the N6 and SSs Note4 will be announced.
The power phones always come out later in the year.
13. limporgyuk (Posts: 152; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)
Its strange to me how LG have exploded in the US, I never see any of them here in the UK. I know they make great phones just like HTC but Its all apple and samsung here unfortunately. We seem to be closeted.
15. express77 (unregistered)
make a proper thin bezeled G3 mini with flagship specs and size of 4.3-4.5 inch. and dont ditch sd slot.