LG G3 Prime with Snapdragon 805 appears for preorder in Korea, disguised as G3 Cat. 6

The Korean mediascape was recently abuzz with the rumors that both Samsung and LG have something special to show for the launch of the world's fastest commercial LTE network in the country. Well, as far as Samsung is concerned, this surprise materialized in the form of the long-rumored Galaxy Prime, which turned out to be called simply S5 LTE-A. This juggernaut keeps the chassis of the regular S5, but sports a Quad HD Super AMOLED display, and a blazing fast Snapdragon 805 processor, compared to a 1080p panel and Snapdragon 801 in the globally available S5.

Nothing, however, was heard from LG on the matter of an eventual G3 Prime, besides rumors that it might launch in July. Since the G3 already has a Quad HD display panel, the only upgrade LG needs to do to keep it in lockstep with the S5 LTE-A, is decking it out with a Snapdragon 805 chipset. It seems that this is precisely what will happen in Korea very soon, as a phone dubbed LG G3 Cat. 6 just went up for preorder there. The "Cat. 6" part is the telltale sign here, as it denotes an LTE category that can go up to 300 Mbps peak data download rates, exactly the speed that the new LTE-A carrier networks in Korea theoretically support. 

Snapdragon 801, however, features a Cat. 4 LTE modem, which can do 150 Mbps data rates only, while Snapdragon 805 is Qualcomm's first integrated 300 Mbps Cat. 6 LTE chipset solution. This pretty much confirms that LG will have its first handset with Snapdragon 805 and Quad HD display hitting the shelves very soon, but if and when this puppy will make it internationally, is unknown at that point. In fact, LG Greece has recently commented not to expect an LG G3 Prime in the next three months, so it probably won't be before the fall.

source: LG & Techmaniacs.gr

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1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Don't blame us not support your device LG, you're the one who keep release better spec in the first place Feel sorry to those retailers who stocked LG g3, end up collect dust

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

why would you feel sorry for them. its their choice. and seeing how your not talking about samsung, it seems like you are just bashing lg.shame

5. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

I'm pretty sure it'll sell just fine, as the very tiny minority of g3 buyers will even know of the primes existence.

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

So more than likely this phone won't make it out of Korea then

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It'll be Nexus time in little over three months.

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