5.5" LG G3 to arrive May 17th, 5.9" G Pro 2 to start warming the bench next month, both with QHD displays

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According to Korean media, the expected LG G3 flagship release date will be May 17th, and it will sport a QHD display (1440 x 2560 resolution). That shortens the typical annual upgrade cycle since the G2 a bit, but apparently LG doesn't want to leave much sales on the table to the Galaxy S5, like it did last year.

The screen diagonal is reported to be slightly larger than on the G2, to a speculated 5.5 inches, which would naturally mean quite the thin bezel all around, if LG wants to keep the overall size in check, too. Previous rumors pegged the rear camera to be 16 MP, probably with OIS tech, while the processor part rumor is more interesting, claiming LG's own Odin mobile chipset will be in there.

As for the alleged LG G Pro 2 phablet with QHD display that was supposed to be announced next month, this seems to be still in play, with a 5.9" screen diagonal bandied about, and unveiling around the MWC at the end of February, which would give LG a headstart before Samsung with QHD phones, warming up the bench until the G3 arrives three months after that.

source: Asiae.co.kr via G4Games

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G Pro 2
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
G3
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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58 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow... LG breaking their chain it's bit early. All (S5 / G3 / One plus) should be launched within couple of month's time after MWC then we'll see who gives tough fight.

26. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

The competition is a good thing because every phone maker is trying to bring something better than others so smartphones become even better. I like S4 but I thing G2 is superior. It did not enjoy as much sales because of the marketing wich must be improved in 2014.

50. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I agree.. I keep saying the g2 was the most underrated phone last year.. LG needs to step up their marketing and lighten up their UI on the g3

48. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

The GS5 rummor specs was less than the Note 3 if this is true, their using the snapdragon 805 wasn't impressed with that.. Maybe is Sammy gets off the dragon train and jump into a tegra k1 that would be insane

2. lallolu

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Why not give these specs in a 5 inch or like before 5.25 inch phone?

34. Nkolsen

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Screen size doesnt matter, as long as the size of the phone doesnt get bigger. And these small enhancements in screen size only cut in the size of the bezel aka no big deal.

3. TisaTsir

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I am expecting an improved battery life.

5. Teja171 unregistered

Don't you know that the LG G2 has the best battery life on a smartphone ? So, why are you sceptical about the battery again ?

23. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

Sorry. Thats not correct at least as per GSMARENA. According to them Lumia 1520 has much higher battery life than any other smartphone, that too by a wide margin.

25. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

Gsmarena is a shill website, and 1520's battery life is nowhere near that website says. Actual usage: trustedreviews.com/nokia-lumia-1520_Mobile-Phone_r​eview_battery-life-and-verdict_Page-5

45. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Lumia 1520 is a phablet,the thing here is about smartPHONES

29. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

How can you just say that G2 has the best battery life without proper information about battery lifes of smartphones? According to the best battery life phones list by phonearena, the lg g2 ranked 6(there were total 16 phones in the list.) this means there were 5 phones with better battery life. Some examples are xperia c which scored a massive 8h 44 min in ph's battery test. In comparison, g2 scored 6h 48m. That's a big difference there. Another phone worthy of notice in the battery department is the lenovo p780. Xperia c ranked second while the p780 by lenovo ranked first. Lenovo p780 has a 4000 mah battery, while G2 has 3000 mah battery. And btw, sorry to break your bubble. Xperia c costs around 275$ off-contract and ranked better in battery life, and even the around 80$ galaxy star ranked better than g2 and xperia e, which is around 100-150$ ranked 4. I know its a good phone, but certainly not "the best" when it comes to battery life.

37. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONE ?

51. Teja171 unregistered

Consider the amount of hardware the LG G2 has, compared to lenovo, xperia c. Day and Night Difference.

43. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

They may have the best battery, but the phone's software and performance at mediocre at best. Returned two units, due to their subpar performance.

16. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Currently G2 has the best batterylife In all Flagship smartphones, So LG will do even better for G3. 5.5" Display for G3 will be more Compact than other phones with smaller screen size.

4. Teja171 unregistered

I want a 4000 mah battery in it.

46. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I think mAh numbers dont translate necessarily to better battery life (see xperia Z1) If the battery technology and eficiency of the phone itself can be better,that would be a great thing

6. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Very interested in both of these phones especially curious to see what the battery life will be with the new QHD screens.

7. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

So are we going to get 5.2inch flagship while G3 is 5.5 inch? And 2015 will be 5.5 inch flagships?

8. theizzz

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

This QHD screen technology is pretty damn pointless. The real work needs to be done with battery life/optimization, improved color accuracy and pixel technology. Everyone knows anything above 320-340 ppi isn't recognizably better with the human eye. Unless LG and Samsung are planning to throw in a set of bionic super eyes along with their DUODECHD BS technology in the future then this whole pixel war is pretty pointless.

9. Bishop_99

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

That's only 320ppi for a certain phone size and viewing it from a certain distance. These QHD displays will walk all over those displays. Play a 1440p content on that QHD display and the entire resolution of the video will be clearly visible.

22. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Look. Its 720p vs 1080p war again. Ha. Yall saying 1080p is overkill, battery life, GPU stress, blah blah blah. And look everyone of you guys now. Im not not saying that QHD is a brilliant idea, i'm jst saying open your mind. We dont know what the battery life will be. Look at the G2/Note III. They all have 1080p which a liitle over 1 year ago, it's "overkill"

39. bigstrudel

Posts: 551; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

1080p is still overkill on anything under a true phablet. I'd rather enjoy an extra hour of onscreen time than extra pixels I either can't see or won't miss.

54. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

hey. 1080p handsets like G2/Note III/One Max or the battery champion in GSMA Lumia 1520 have better battery life than something like GS3.

10. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

LG's preparing to get fired up!

11. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

i think theey ll use snapdragon 805 ;) and 5.5 inch is the perfect size for phone ;)

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh yes, bring it on! I know the G2 have good battery life, but since it will have awesome specs, I hope it will have the same old good battery life.

13. Saafa

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

OMG LG! 5.5" and 5.9" Displays !? are you build those for humans!? come back to 4.3"-4.8" displays or sell your company :D

14. kevkyle

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Oohhh LG......naughty ',)

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