LG G3 could be a Samsung Galaxy S5 killer - according to Korean media

LG G3 could be a Samsung Galaxy S5 killer - according to Korean media
Samsung will host a new Unpacked event at MWC on February 24, and it appears that the company is getting ready to showcase its long-rumored Galaxy S5 smartphone then. According to a report from earlier today, the S5 will not feature a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, and neither an iris scanner. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be a great device, right?

Whatever new features the Galaxy S5 is bringing, it’s pretty clear that Samsung will announce it before LG gets to introduce its next-gen flagship smartphone: a G2 successor expected to be called LG G3. Sure enough, LG confirmed that it would announce a new G Pro 2 later this month, but this is a 5.9-inch (or 6-inch) phablet and it doesn’t seem to be a true Galaxy S5 competitor. So when will LG’s next flagship smartphone arrive? Well, ZDNet Korea has it that the G3 could be announced as soon as May. This is in line with what we’ve previously heard about the handset. Unlike the Galaxy S5, the G3 may sport a Quad HD display.

As you may remember, LG revealed a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS LCD panel back in August last year - so the company had plenty of time to work on a smartphone that utilizes such a screen.

ZDNet says that the G3 may be viewed as a “Galaxy S5 killer” - at least in South Korea, the home country of LG and Samsung. Of course, it’s way too early to tell which of the two handsets will be better (not to mention that better can mean different things from user to user). For now nothing is confirmed, so both Samsung and LG could surprise us with the features and design of their new flagship smartphones.

Note: the device pictured above is the LG G2.

source: ZDNet Korea (automatic translation)

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G3
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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65 Comments

60. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

As some one who went from an s3 to a g pro. Lg is definitely catching sammy in terms of phone quality and performance. The only thing thats going to hinder lg is marketing. Which is where sammy has every andriod manufacturer beat hands down. Lg has proven that they have the potential to build a galaxy killer. The problem is convincing the average joe that they did.

59. RonnieKeith

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Everyone keeps commenting on sd card slots.. If they put 64 gigs or better in phone then all u need is USB OTG and the cloud. I mean how much stuff can u really pile inside of a mobile device. I bought the DNA with only 16 gig onboard an no slot, and came a custom to it.

53. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

How can a phablet kill a phone. LG G3 should be compared to Note 3 not galaxy s5. I would have opted for the LG3 but I will not for the same reason I do not use a Note 3, i.e. They are big. However, an LG G2 with a micro SD slot can be a galaxy s5 ass kicker.

52. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

well yeah the pic above is a Gs4 killer...whats next?

50. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Stick to 5.2" , please!

49. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

not a chance!! i dont trust LG phones anymore!! as they already lost my trust on OG and G pro! FU LG!

45. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

I'll be buying an LG G3 for my next phone, getting over Sammy after 5 phones and two tablets. I'm bored with the same things I want something fresh and they also piee'd me off with their lack of support with their in-store app purchases.

44. Abo3amood

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

Samsung aint dump to lose the competition to every other company this year. Don't believe everything, use ur brains first! HD > FHD > UHD thats the trend. + A 5.25" screen is logical if its for A QHD screen resolution. U mean samsung looses even to Oppo ? International s5 will definitely feature A QHD screen however the US version will feature A FHD screen if it's to be equipped will snapdragon 800 & QHD if equipped with snapdragon 805 as it has a stronger GPU that can hadle higher res + better graphics, QHD + snapdragon 800 = less performance than Note3. U don't want to lose potential customers from Note3 who might go for the S5 by equipping FHD screen and the older snapdragon 800 on the new flagship ?!

41. Jalil

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I can't wait to see the LG G3...........

40. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

LG needs to improve it's image in the marketplace. Too many devices that were just plain over rated and gimmicky(LG Thrill, I am looking at you) or bug filled and laggy (don't try and hide, LG Revolution, I see you). If the LG G2 holds up well over time, the LG Flex is not an over priced gimmick but a solid performing device that also performs well,the G Pro is a good follow up then maybe the LG G3 has a chance to eat at Samsung's lead. You have to figure at some point, a portion of the Galaxy and Note users may want something a little different. I will say this: I respect any company willing to take chances. LG was stuck in the mud for years, but this new wave of phones has actually tried to do something new. The Flex is extremely interesting with it's curved/flexable display and self healing back, and the controls on the back of the phone is unique and a true attempt to set itself apart. Bully for them. Now, about that UI.......

42. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

I had the LG Revolution. It was the worst phone purchase I ever made and I had to keep it for two years. There were many times where I wanted to throw it into a wall because the fricken thing wouldn't respond.

58. RonnieKeith

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

LG has ate sammys lunch already, they just haven't sold as many units..

65. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

If they haven't sold as many units then they haven't eaten Sammys lunch.. I like LG too but like I said earlier they haven't put up Sammy's numbers.. they need to improve their marketing, bulky UI and updates..if they can do that they would be right there with Sammy because their recent phones are beasts!!

38. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Samsung Leads LG follows

35. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

5.5" ?? isn't that a phablet size .. even with the slimmest bezels that will be pretty big for an average user .. 5" i consider as the best to hold rightly in hands ..

33. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Go to hell with your QuadHd screens.I need a FullHd power efficient display, u mad Korean manufacturers!

29. maherk

Posts: 7102; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

PA are back to their paid articles. So according to your logic, ZDnet represent all Korean media? Anyway, the optimus g, optimus 4x, G2, sony xperia S, Z, Z1, HTC sensation, one x, one were supposed to be the nail in the coffin for the galaxy S series, ANDDD the huawei mate, g pro, z ultra, one max, nokia 8431(sorry,I'm not good with numbers) were also supposed to make samsung sweat in their pants, and guess what NOTHING will stop Samsung and Apple. They are in a league of their own.

57. RonnieKeith

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Samsung Does Not make the best phone, the only reason for their high market share is the millions they spend on advertising. HTC and LG both make devices more superior than samsung. The GS3 was a pile of junk. The GS4, a little better, but with the aluminum One and he G Pro, G 2 samsung cannot compete with the build quality and bright screens.. and why would somebody need better than full hd on a five inch screen, I have the first 1080p phone that came out and Samsung still don't have a screen as crisp an bright as this one.

64. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

i agree of what you said that HTC phones are better than samsung phones. but i dont agree that LG phones is better than samsung.. as i experienced these both brands and i can tell you that samsung far more better than LG phones and actually LG lost my trust after being disappointed on my G pro.

26. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

Not with that skin. It's more atrocious than Touchwiz.

28. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I agree, I thought that went without saying as to not offend those that do like it though. Skins suck indeed, to clarify, forced GUI sucks. That alone makes me shudder when I think about other Eco systems and no choice at all.

24. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

G2 was my second choice for a new phone, after my N5. G2 is no doubt a beast, well done LG.

22. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Two problems LG has...their marketing and heavy UI... if they can market this phone well and lighten up the UI then it may be right their with Sammy

30. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Add another one - updates!

46. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

You are right..that too

32. freebee269

Posts: 543; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

If you think lg's ui is heavy then try Samsung's. You'll be calling that ui a brick. There's way more features in that ui that you won't be using.

21. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

This is a sign of spec war's end. If Samsung slows down with specs, other manufactures will do the same and maybe screen sizes could go down a bit. This could mean Samsung will start to bring premium devises with useful features not more specs.

17. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Hahahaha, S5 killer? Is that like the S4 that was the supposed "iPhone Killer" last year? Or the random game that comes out with frequency that is the supposed "Call of Duty Killer"? It doesn't work that way.

16. Bukatorade

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It'll be interesting to see if LG increases the screen size on the G3. They touted 5.2 inches, after grueling research, to be the sweet spot. Unless they can get the bezels even thinner, I don't know why they would change it up.

15. odachek1976

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

All depends on which device has microSD card slot, because all my photos & movies are inside...can't ditch that.

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