LG G3 'Prime' with Snapdragon 805 and LTE-A tipped for a July 25th announcement

LG G3 'Prime' with Snapdragon 805 and LTE-A tipped for a July 25th announcement
According to South Korean Naver, the LG G3 'Prime" is closer than we initially thought, and is due for release in just a few days from now -- on July 25th. The G3 Prime will be a direct competitor to Samsung's Galaxy S5 LTE-A, and will, similarly, offer Category 6 LTE-Advanced speeds of up to 225 Mbps.

The report pretty much confirms the specs we were expecting for the special G3 edition, too. The specs remain the same -- a 5.5-inch Quad HD resolution (1440 x 2560) display, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel, optically-stabilized snapper, and a 3000 mAh cell. What's new is the processor -- the G3 Prime should come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip, which will allow for those blazing-fast data speeds, and also help with performance. That last part is not to be underestimated, especially when you consider that the G3's screen has millions of pixels more (over traditional, 1080p units) that need to be pushed.

As for availability, we expect the LG G3 to be available for the South Korean market only. That may not be welcome news for all, but do keep in mind that countries with LTE-Advanced networks are extremely rare. In terms of pricing, we'll have to sit and wait.

source: Naver via G For Games

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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21 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Sweet. I love that EVERYONE seems to be making these "Prime" phones.

3. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Which is probably because SONY started this crap :). Well not exactly crap, but they started it anyway.

5. Busyboy unregistered

How did they start it?

7. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Xperia Z, Z1 and Z2 were released within a bit more than a year.

8. RuiBacelar

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Yeah, I'd like to know as well. Sony doesnt release a mediocre phone and then a true flagship. They simply do One, a premium one. Not a quazilion Galaxy's or G's.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Just fix that god awful 2k display first before jumping into the spec war like always !

4. rkoforever90

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

its not that bad .

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Over-sharpening: eyes exhasted when reading text Low contrast Mediocre sunlight visibility Mediocre viewing angle Mediocre color accuracy Battery hunger

12. Freecableguy

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Still better than ugly ass / laggy S5 with band aid design, thicker bezels and its oversaturated and overhyped display. M8 / G3 anyday over that crap.

13. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

We're talking about LG G3's display, aren't we? Hopefully you're not ID to understand it.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Too bad the S5 is the display to beat. Just take some time and let that sink in.

16. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Nope, I'd still rather take the standard s5 than another 'look at me' brand like LG that just shout with very little bark. Had a play with the G3 at carphone warehouse, feels horrible with the horrid lg logo, looks horrid and as if trying too hard to stand out, heck, even the z2 was more exciting. Noticed some noticeable lag on the home screen and lacks any of the fluidity you'd associate with an Apple/stock android /Sony or HTC and I personally prefer the feel of Samsung' phones over LG.

18. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Well you have really girly eyes then. Man up. And you can somewhat fix the over sharpening issue by adjusting the colour calibration of the screen in the settings menu.

10. thunder18

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

I agree. I came from a phone 2 generations back, the LG Optimus G. From my experience, I can tell you the display on the LG G3 is definitely an upgrade. However, If I was upgrading every year and had come from the LG G2, then the screen may have felt more like a lateral move. The problem then is that the G2 does not have the G3s removable battery or microSD card slot, so for most, it is still a quantifiable upgrade.

21. nottolate

Posts: 52; Member since: Jun 01, 2014

I can't see them selling a G3 to a G2 owner at all. I flashed the G3 rom to my G2 then took the front bottons off and used pie. Camera upgrades, sound, everything, and compared screen size. Just not worth $600 for an almost lateral move. Best to wait for G4.

6. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

if it's only being offered in S. Korea, who cares?

11. mc1191

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

yea because 50 million S. Koreans don't have any personal opinion and don't care about anything. /s

20. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

28mobile.com is planning to sell it.

15. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, until Sammy puts out the Galaxy F in the states, then LG would follow and give us the 805. I love the company but it seems they only follow Samsung.

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Between these two OEM an Sony, its a shambles of models half baked an sometimes delivered. Its enough that I shall never consider their flagships for purchase. Nexus till the end, then if I outlive them, Beer cans an piano wire, then others.

19. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I also have had the G, G Pro, G2..I have both the G3 and the G Pro 2 (F350s), and I will say without a doubt that the G3 display IMO is inferior to the G Pro 2 and the G2. The colors are not as vibrant as the G2. As far as resolution of QHD. I ALMOST cannot tell a difference. Extremely zoomed imagines. Also the G Pro 2 and G2 feel snappier.

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