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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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posted on 17 Jan 2014, 05:05

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 07:54 2

26. Tommy1960i (Posts: 119; Member since: 11 Oct 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 16:26 2

50. davenycept (Posts: 200; Member since: 03 Jul 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

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 15:31

48. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 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

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 05:05 2

2. lallolu (Posts: 551; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:31

34. Nkolsen (Posts: 60; Member since: 28 Mar 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 05:08 1

3. TisaTsir (Posts: 70; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)

I am expecting an improved battery life.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 05:15 14

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 ?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 07:38

23. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 07:47

25. rangaha (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)

Gsmarena is a shill website, and 1520's battery life is nowhere near that website says.

Actual usage:


posted on 17 Jan 2014, 14:04

45. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 08:47

29. GamePlayer (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Jun 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 10:38 1

37. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


posted on 17 Jan 2014, 20:43 1

51. Teja171 (unregistered)

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

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 10:56

43. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 06:07 2

16. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 05:10 2

4. Teja171 (unregistered)

I want a 4000 mah battery in it.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 14:06

46. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 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

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 05:15

6. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

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

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 05:16

7. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

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

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 05:30 4

8. theizzz (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Oct 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 05:54

9. Bishop_99 (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Dec 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 07:28 2

22. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 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"

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 10:42

39. bigstrudel (Posts: 523; Member since: 20 Aug 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.

posted on 18 Jan 2014, 03:10 1

54. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 05:55 1

10. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

LG's preparing to get fired up!

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 05:58 1

11. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)

i think theey ll use snapdragon 805 ;)

and 5.5 inch is the perfect size for phone ;)

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 06:01 1

12. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 06:03

13. Saafa (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 06:03

14. kevkyle (Posts: 104; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)

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

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