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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  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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65 Comments

1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

LG G3 or G PRO 2 for me !!! :-D

6. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

The G2 will still be holding it's own in term of performance and battery life, even vs the new S5. The G3 will certainly bring a performance enhancement, but, the G2 is already so fast and smooth and rarely slows down with intense apps, so the discernible differences would need to be in features. The software and performance is already amazing.

25. iqjumpuw

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I have to agree. G2 will do just fine against S5 in terms of performance and battery life. With that being said, however, the sales numbers won't even come close to S5. This is an unfortunate thing. Most people don't know LG. They just know Apple or Samsung.

47. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

LG phones sucks as i owned some of their mobile phones and the performance is very sh!tty! on samsung. touchwiz UI may be lag but i can guarantee you that samsung phones still runs better in games than LG phones!

48. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

and i also know the performance of LG phones as i already owned some of their phones like the G pro.. the result? LG lost my trust.

56. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

LG G2 is different in that regard.

63. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

No they are not, had to return two units. Their performance deteriorate swiftly.

23. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G3 ALL THE WAY!!!

43. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I suspect that LG will do quite well if the G3 specs track closely to the rumors. The only problem if there is a problem, is the delay in G3 release date vs. when Sammy releases the GS5 - Sammy benefits from early sales before the G3 is available.

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The S5 will kill itself.

14. RonnieKeith

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Like!

36. SayMobile

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

in your dreams

39. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

uuuuu Sammy fanboy alert..

3. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

A 5.5" QHD IPS-LCD display on G3 is perfect. I bet the overall size of G3 will be similar to S5's. No reasons to go to a 5.2 FHD AMOLED on Galaxy S5.

4. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

I have the LG G2 and I love it! No complains at all (After the S4 and battery draining way fast and HTC One battery charging very slow and useless camera) only thing I'll get after my experience with G2 is another LG. They are the best!

8. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Oh....and yes I love the UI and updates are not important to me :)

51. saura8h

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Its UI is worse than any android flagship. Yes it does have some good features, but UI is aweful

5. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

HTC one 2 vs LG g3= a good battle HTC one 2 vs s5= one is the only one, no competition there Anyone agree

12. RonnieKeith

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Great comment

54. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Garbage comments makes no sense the HTC one is a lame phone you want basic no innovation get an iPhone at least the camera is good... oooh boom sound so cool... -_-

7. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

LG's main flagships gets released in the later part of the year (Optimus G and G2) Their competition would be the Note series since they come out at the same time. For example Z1 vs Z. The former gets the newest components by coming out later in the year.

9. Derekjeter

Posts: 1455; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

LG G2 is way better than the s4. If LG plays this correctly and they advertise a little better they should have decent sales. I really don't think there's anything stoping LG from becoming as big as Samsung.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I found one - software updates.

27. GeekMovement unregistered

LG could have also improved the build quality of the G2 a bit more I think.

37. SayMobile

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

and ugly UI and Poor Brand Status

34. SleepingOz unregistered

The G2 wasn't meant to compete with the S4 but the Note3 since they were both released at the end of the year. And the Note3 owns the G2 in every possible way, except portability may be..

62. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The G2 was a direct competitor to the S4 lol. Samsung just one upped LG with the Note 3.

10. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Tan loco

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Tan loco sí lol.

11. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

LMAO LOL I saw the title and couldn't stop laughing. LG G3 won't sell 5 million units by the end of 2014.

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