Some LG G3 specs seemingly unveiled: QHD display, octa-core CPU, 16MP camera
ZDNet Korea yesterday cited unidentified industry sources in a report that talked about LG's next-generation flagship Android smartphone, which might be called LG G3 (naturally coming as the successor to the excellent G2 - seen in the image on the left).
The publication notes that the G3 is expected to be released in the second half of 2014. It should feature a 1440 x 2560 pixel Quad HD display of unknown size, alongside a 16MP rear camera and an octa-core processor developed by LG. Said processor is currently codenamed LG Odin. As we reported back in November, LG plans to use it not only for the G3, but also for new G Pad tablets.
Earlier this year, LG signed an agreement with ARM to license its Cortex-A50 series processors (which, by the way, are 64-bit capable). So we assume that LG's own processor will benefit from this agreement.
Since Samsung is seemingly preparing to launch its Galaxy S5 (which could sport a 5.25-inch QHD display) in early 2014, perhaps it would be wiser for LG to try and release the G3 in the first half of the year, too, and not in the second half. But we'll see what happens. After all, nothing is official at the moment.
source: ZDNet Korea (translated)
5. amasog (Posts: 213; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
is that only these android OEM can offer? increase the resolution, add more ram & more cores?
so pathetic. lol!
well... im sure gullible fandroids will fall in love with those unnecessary & overly specd-ed phone!
8. abdane (Posts: 483; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Excuse me, but what fan are you ? i can tell you are an i$heep.
14. ihavenoname (Posts: 1576; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Overspecced? What? Should it be underspecced then?
32. Ashoaib (Posts: 2641; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Exactly, i$heeps really love their under specs phone and they can pay huge sum for this under specs itroll... what I have observed most of i$heeps dont even aware that what features their phone has, they just buy for the name... they dont know what "value for money" they are getting...
17. ph00ny (Posts: 627; Member since: 26 May 2011)
When apple overspecs their phones, it's ok and it's not ok when android manufacturers do it?
Please... let me know when apple properly utilizes that GPU in iphone 5s to power the measly 1136 x 640 resolution screen
Same can be said about the 64bit processor addressing only 1GB of ram
21. abdane (Posts: 483; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Exactly ! he says "is that only these android OEM can offer?" ! like what apple offers ? HD Screen ? NO ! NFC ? NO ! Quad/Octa cores ? NO ! more than 1GB RAM ? NO ! 4"+ Screen ? NO !
but they use 64-bit and there $heeps call it revolutionary and don't know it's marketing only, because everyone knows it needs at least 4GB RAM
35. Ninetysix (Posts: 1836; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Must suck getting beat by a non quad/octa phone with 1GB of RAM in benchmarks. Going to LOL@you when most Android phones that comes out next year will have a 64Bit SoC and less than 4GB of RAM.
22. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
"Overly specd-ed phone!"
The A7 64bit processor is overkill when your iDevice only has 1gig of memory. On paper the A7 is twice as fast as the A6 but when you actually use the two you can't tell the difference. And you act like Android has nothing but crazy fast flagships on the market. There are plenty of midrange phones to choose from if you don't want gobs of power and screen resolution. Please tell us the perfect phone.
34. techspace (Posts: 815; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
now i know that many people will start abusing you for saying that...but if u think that there is something more that the OEMs can do, why don't you share your idea with us?
usually OEMs concentrate more on the specs because android fans are addicted to the specs and also because google does most of the software related job for them though the newer versions of android...they just add a skin and a few exclusive features
41. minhajmsd (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
This guy's comment seems so sarcastic...I fail to understand why you guys take it so seriously?
46. Dr.Phil (Posts: 969; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Considering the G2 not only had great hardware but also introduced advancements in both software and battery technology, I would say that the G3 should continue on these improvements.
The G2 had a 3000 mAh lithium polymer battery which is actually a substantial improvement over the lithium ion batteries used in phones like the iPhone 5S. So with people usually purchasing these devices on 2 year contracts, the iPhone 5S' battery will have charging issues going on around the one year mark whereas the G2 will be able to last the two year cycle with very minimal issues (in other words, we have all experienced issues where devices either discharge the battery quickly or have off the wall battery percentages after the device has been used for over a year. This has to deal with the lithium ion battery that starts to degrade in charge capacity over time). The G2 also introduced many software features that, while they may or may not have been new, were welcomed by users: KnockON, Slide Aside, Plug and Pop, QuickRemote, and QSlide are just a few to name. We have to also remember that LG acquired a WebOS license a year or two ago which means that a lot of those features may come alive in future iterations of their devices.
I am excited about the upcoming G3. It seems like it is setting itself up to be a killer device, especially if they are going to use Cortex-A50 processors that can either be more powerful or more battery efficient than Cortex-A15 depending on which A-50 is being used.
47. xfire99 (Posts: 589; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
err..Do Apple/Microsoft decrease the resolution, less RAM and less Cores on each new model?
Poor peoples that get ripoff by underspecced devices, pay huge amount of money, but get worser spec then previous models and to dumb to understand that?
54. Chakra (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)
I'm guessing you are being sarcastic, but that's always difficult to translate on the webz.
55. vedraj (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)
Yea after all one negative point of the LG G2 is that "Too Many Features" Said Android Authority
2. mr.techdude (Posts: 568; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Dammm only if it packs 3000+ mah battery then I'll be one happy man.
36. GTR722 (Posts: 252; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
They dont care, all they care is the stupid resolution of the screen...we want better lens, battery, material phone makers...stop this ppi bs
43. jjackielz (Posts: 10; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
do you know what you are saying? watch or read some reviews on LG G2... and try to look on the specs of the G2....
3. ChafedBanana (Posts: 363; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I always preferred Android phones because of the larger displays over it's competitors like Apple. But 5.5 inches is going too far for the regular size model of a phone. This size and up should be reserved for a company's phablet option. If LG does indeed go with a 5.5, the phone's overall size will grow unless LG goes to no bezel at all. I'm also not buying in to the hype of QHD displays. Anything beyond 1080P on a phone is complete overkill.
48. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
And in other news the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 will pack an Ultra HD 4K screen for 2015, with screen sizes of a probable 5.5 inch for the former and 6.1 inch for the latter, one thing you need to have figured out by now is that enough will never be enough in the tech world regardless of whether we need it or not.
6. amasog (Posts: 213; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
u mean only samsung has the right to copy??? ask that from apple. LOL!
19. AstronautJones (Posts: 284; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
Funny how iFans always saying Sammy copied iPhone design, then they dog the Sammy design and say it should be more like Apple.
haha. Whateva foo!
37. JKING_25 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Im not and iPhone fan by any means, but you gotta call a spade a spade my friend. Samsung will copy anything apple does, I mean they even had a survey asking why do you still buy iPhones for crying out loud.
53. cheetah2k (Posts: 1026; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
LOL Apple copies Samsung, Samsung copies Apple.. Fact of life.
As for this LG, I call fake, especially since LG was cited saying they're scaling back their mobile division and that the G2 was a last ditch effort at a flagship...
9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
LG didn't copy Samsung's design, their design look similar is because they're brothers. They born in the same country, live in the same country, eat kimchi by the same brand.
So, please no more "LG copy Samsung" thing, it's getting old.
15. tech2 (Posts: 2860; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Soooooo.............how long before you stop using that joke ?
16. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I don't know, it will just appear if someone says "LG copy Samsung" or something like that.
7. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
If LG do not copy samsung (both in software and hardware) and do their own thing they have huge potential. Because when they copy samsung they are making a watered down samsung device, so why would anyone buy that? LG, BE CREATIVE!
23. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
LG would be in excellent shape if they just stick with Vanilla Android. Or better yet offer those skins in a separate store. Or let people decide what they want on the initial boot up. I wish this was general rule for anyone wanting to use Android.
10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3351; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
If true, then it's great but design should be different.
11. Bootutu (Posts: 196; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Ride on Android, Samsung, Lg and co are taking us to the future, Apple is reminding us of the distant past when we used to have 640p display lol!
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 14375; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
LG has a pretty good line with the G series. Keep em coming.
44. blingblingthing (Posts: 490; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Just awaiting my G2. A worthy upgrade over my nexus 4 and better than the nexus 5.
13. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
Whoa!!! A huge 4.000 mAh battery for sure.
20. AstronautJones (Posts: 284; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
I want 16 cores @ 128bit,, 8 gb ram, 5000 mah, 5.5 inch wrap around flexible display, waterproof and shockproof.
Then I am in!
33. kanagadeepan (Posts: 754; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
How about 8" phone display, 16MB L2 Cache, 32 bit HIGH color, 64 core CPU, 128MP Camera, 256 GB RAM, 512 GB Internal Memory, 1024 bit arch and 2048GB microSD slot, 4096mAh battery
Please wait till Note5 or maybe 6...
49. Ronny666 (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
8" phone display? Why not? If it is flexible and foldable than it would be great idea. Infact, both LG and Samsung are going towards that direction.
Sorry dude, your sarcasm really failed this time.
24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6961; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Love the specs lg and can we please stop comparing the 64bithe processor
25. BattleBrat (Posts: 1231; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Again, what is with all the LG coverage!?! THEIR PHONES DONT SELL, NO ONE BUYS THEM!!! Why is Phone Arena treating them like they're taking the mobile industry by storm? Someone got paid off!
26. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
"THEIR PHONES DONT SELL, NO ONE BUYS THEM!!!"
Man, you gotta chill the f**k out. You're not the only person in the world, there are many people around the world. The LG G2 is one of the best smartphones in 2013 and it's selling like hot pancakes, and there's the Nexus 5, one of the best smartphones in 2013 as well and it's selling like hot delicious cakes.
What are you gonna say? This is LGArena? Geez...
27. Diezparda (Posts: 287; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)
Is 64bit processor on a mobile phone is really necessary? And i don't like the idea of " screen racesolution", quad HD on a phone? How long the battery will last?
28. roozbeh101 (Posts: 89; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)
releasing it in the same quarter S5 gets released?!?! hmmmm... not a good Idea !
31. Ashoaib (Posts: 2641; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Exactly, coming directly under the strom is not a good idea... samsung is a leader in andriod world, let them release first and let the dust of their strom settle and let the people get bored n less anthusiastic about their latest offering, then launch and hit on the nale...
38. jellmoo (Posts: 783; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Just like Samsung, LG should be looking to shore up the user experience. The G2 has a lot of potential, the trimming of bezels was great and the hardware in it is top notch (button placement is iffy, but at least they tried something different).
But their software is utterly abysmal. It looks terrible, is overly bloated, and sacrifices user experience to just try and cram in more features that seldom get used. Dedicate time to fix the user experience, work on the core features of the device, create innovation there, and deliver something that the everyday user will love. The spec race has moved past the point of relevance.
40. wando77 (Posts: 505; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
I would have purchased an LG g2 had it run on stock android. They would have sold like hotcakes if they had done that as the press would have praised it and therefore so would the phone sales reps who push the phones on to customers
45. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1482; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
If they do an octa-core based on the A50 family, then I suspect we will see a big.LITTLE A57/A53 64-bit implementation.
50. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Man if this is real, I could be switching from Moto to LG thanks to how awesome my G Pad has been.
52. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Wonder if it'll have an SD slot. Frankly i like the LGs a little better than the Samsungs, they get better battery life. But the Samsungs are so pervasive they're pretty much guaranteed to work with anything.