Time for teasing: LG shows some elements of the G3 in a brief video teaser
0. phoneArena 13 May 2014, 07:18 posted on
Just two weeks from now, on May 27, LG will announce its future flagship – the G3. As we already summarized in our rumor round-up, the much-anticipated device will probably flaunt a 5.5-inch LCD display with the spectacular resolution of 1440x2560 pixels, Snapdragon 801 SoC, and 3GB of RAM on board. Well, May 27 can't come soon enough...
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1. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
Wow, that's a really nice commercial. LGG!
9. redmd (Posts: 1042; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I hope it's not like faux metal plastic like the Note 2 has.
12. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Agreed, they have some style here not normally seen.
This is only OEM non Nexus that has my attention.
I hate half baked phones that need two releases.
14. akki20892 (Posts: 3798; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
I see OIS.....keep it up LG. Looks premium.
19. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
the most badass teaser ever made for a phone. I am buying this. Sony next year, Lg this year.
63. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
With the LG and its QHD screen, it seems that if Apple doesn't have "RetinaHD" that more people will understand that Apple is truly behind the times. Apple's version of "retina" will look like VGA in comparison with LG's QHD.
67. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
That's funny how's your exile place? Have you learned to do non google stuff with your Nokia X?
17. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Lg always, uses top soc at time in latest flagship.
That's true since first soc hit 1ghz, this is not Samsung or HTC that have a clear history of that.
20. tech2 (Posts: 3018; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
lol....Even Samsung releases the best SoC in its flagship at the time of release.
Its just that Samsung releases its device much earlier then LG.
21. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
The note is a exception.
Unless it's the defacto flagship now?
42. tech2 (Posts: 3018; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Nope, I wasn't referring to note.
GS5 came out with SD801 which was the latest chip couple a months ago as SD805 didn't hit the production belt by then.
GS4 had SD600 as SD800 wasn't released at the time of its launch.
So based on the timing of their releases Samsung always the latest chips in its flagship this also includes note series.
44. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Which is the flagship then, version one or two?
47. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Forgot to poke/add that,
You're correct the gs4 came firstly with a s600 then later with a s800.
This is totally ignoring exynos, but is not focal point when talking about current mainstream snapdragon soc.
48. tech2 (Posts: 3018; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
GS4 with SD800 wasn't globally released so I wouldn't really count that in the equation.
52. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
That was to complete with the G2.
Like this GS5 V2 is to the G3.
This begs, which then is flagship, V1 or V2 each year?
Then is it only the one with no attached name like, Active, Prime, Camera etc.
LG shall lose no shine to Samsung here, LG flagship use best available soc of year, released once a year.
SS an HTC, take a couple runs at it.
So what were you saying about SS always using best soc in their flagships?
Right, then I gave you the answer, notes come with best of years soc, but galaxies do not.
68. tech2 (Posts: 3018; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Re-read your earlier post you never said 'best SoC of the year', you said 'top soc at time in latest flagship'. In that regard, SS does release its phone with the top SoC at the time of its launch.
'That was to complete with the G2.' - Again, how a phone which wasn't released globally can compete with an international phone ?!
BTW, I don't think G3 will be GS5's competitor. With size they're going for Note 4 would be a better competitor to G3.
56. 3rdDegree (Posts: 211; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)
Actually the LG Optimus G Pro was the first phone announced, even before the Samsung galaxy s4, to have the Snapdragon 600 chipset. It also had smart screen and smart video. It was released 2 weeks before the S4, which leads me to believe that LG pioneered those features
45. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
Well they copy samsung in everything
So yeah, since samsung uses the latest hardware .. they are doing the same.!
And this copy thing is why I dont buy lg.
I'll prefer a little less performing samsung handset over a good performing lg one just because it gives me satisfaction that I am not buying a knockoff !
51. skatrdie0 (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 May 2014)
America at its best..ignorance because of a brand name. I'm pretty sure samsung has copied off others plenty of times. Nothing has been set in stone yet so I don't see how they have copied anything when it hasn't been unveiled yet..which by the way it will most likely have a better thinner design than samsung phones. No I'm not a fan boy I have a gs5 that I'm typing this with right now.
53. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
I stopped reading your reply after the first line.
I am NOT an american.:)
Overconfidence at its best.!
Where are you from btw?
58. skatrdie0 (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 May 2014)
Your nationality being unknown has nothing to do with overconfidence. Lol. I wasn't talking directly to you I was generalizing.
72. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
Targeting america is generalising.?
75. skatrdie0 (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 May 2014)
Yes "targeting" America is generalizing . I'm talking about the general public so yeah I'm generalizing. If you want to take it Personal go ahead. You're only embarrassing yourself making statements about a phone that has no even been unveiled yet.
57. 3rdDegree (Posts: 211; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)
So only Samsung is allowed to use the best hardware? Is it copying if two OEMS decide to use the Snapdragon 801 in their latest flagship devices? Think about what you're saying.
73. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
No .. hardware is just tip of the iceberg.
You look at lg flagships and you'll find almost all apps or additional 'features' they have are copied from samsung.!
Best example.? - smartstay, smart rotate, quick view flip covers aand many more.
76. 3rdDegree (Posts: 211; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)
LG was the first to utilise the smart video feature, so naturally they would also use "smart stay" because it's somewhat related to smart video. Just like samsung also started featuring smart video on their phones. LG also introduced the double capture feature for the camera where you can see both yourself and your subject. Samsung copied that as well.
78. skatrdie0 (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 May 2014)
Exactly. Ignorant samsung fanboys. I'm a samsung user and I have to say that this g3 is going to be killer I really enjoyed the g2. If you're worried about samsung's features being copied then go cry to them and tell them to patent them. I don't see why it matters it just betters all our smartphones. The g3 is definitely not going to be a knockoff of a samsung.
79. Jillxz (Posts: 148; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
No no no. That is absurd. Do you thing Samsung is the only one to come up with such apps and additional features. All phones have their own kind. Be real .
66. Taters (Posts: 4791; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Except they are releasing it on an earlier schedule than the G2 and Optimus G so they might have to settle for the SD801.
They should delay it until the SD805 though IMO. But hey,they need to try something and if they think releasing it earlier will help sales, they need to try.
39. ibrahem7731 (Posts: 44; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)
I think its going to have a 805 just like lg g2 last year it was the first phone to have snapdragon 800
46. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Yup, and just last year at that time, s4 and m7 had the s600s. Later an updated s4 came with the s800.
They both Jump the gate to release early, then rerelease with better options later.
3. tech2 (Posts: 3018; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Please release the same damn thing as a Nexus this time. NO SMALLER BATTERY !
22. blingblingthing (Posts: 503; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Snt the new nexus the same as the G3?
Let me guess, you also to retain the same great price as past two nexus phone and still want the premium goodies like LG G3?
If so, no. They have to cut corners to save money, and why would Google want to heavily compete against LG G3 with the same offering for less?
If they did that, that's less money made by partner OEMs and they won't want to push the envelop with android.
6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
It is just me or it looks like infrared diode will be on the back of phone?
Design looks really good even that I'm not a big fan of buttons on the back of phone! :)
34. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)
I was wondering this myself.. I didn't see visible IR blaster up top, which I was hoping it was sport, its too darn useful lol
7. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)
I don't want to be teased. The only teasing I get is coming from the strip club.
16. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Version 2 you mean?
They'll get it right sooner or later.
It might take Samsung a couple pokes at the cat, but eventually they get a equal performing model out.
29. T.Law (Posts: 404; Member since: 10 May 2014)
What's so wrong about the S5? You sound much of a hater.
33. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Not a hater really as I know how some OEM behave, but aware they use the power of multiple releases to keep up with the Jones.
The Jones in this case have earned their little fact of being late, but with best soc going on its once a year released phones.
So as it stands,
GS5 V1=Sub par G3
GS5 V2=Par G3.
Though, I do hate versions, that ruins things for those that appreciate bang for buck.
15. cedricthegr8 (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Exciteeeed. But I hope they made some changes with the UI. UI is the only thing that I don't like from LG. Kinda cluttered
18. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Wooooowwwww!!!!! Can't wait!!!! Loved the "Arrow" Deathstroke music at the end lol but I can't wait.
23. rkoforever90 (Posts: 110; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)
holy crap looks like teaser of some sci-fi movie
62. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
it's better than 99% of the sci-fi movies on Netflix
25. jrod78414 (Posts: 102; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
it has the lg flex back self healing.... or maybe its really some metal like wolverines claw .... just saying....lol
28. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
ALUMINUM LOUDSPEAKER OIS WATERPROOF 2K-DISPLAY
31. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 552; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
I just kinda like LG, but that was absolutely amazing. Could this be the phone to steer me clear of a Note 4??? We shall see.
32. Taters (Posts: 4791; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
That looks fantastic. Let's hope the size isn't going to be the deal breaker.