LG G3 model with Snapdragon 805 and up to 225 Mbps download speeds might be in the cards

LG G3 model with Snapdragon 805 and up to 225 Mbps download speeds might be in the cards
Samsung's intent to throw a wrench in the G3 launch by outing a premium Galaxy F handset with Quad HD display and Snapdragon 805 processor might be countered by LG with an upgraded G3, as per a Korean publication. The insiders claim that LG is planning to release an upgraded version of the G3 with a Snapdragon 805 processor in July, just around the time when the Galaxy F is expected.

Currently the G3 is the only brand-name flagship with a 1440x2560 pixel (Quad HD) display resolution, but is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset. If Samsung indeed announces, and then puts on sale the rumored metal-clad Galaxy F with a QHD Super AMOLED panel, 3 GB of RAM, Snapdragon 805, and a 16 MP optically-stabilized camera, then the G3 sales might be indeed significantly disturbed, based on Samsung's asking price, of course.

If, however, LG is planning to outfit the G3 with a Snapdragon 805 version, that's about the only thing that needs to be done with the handset to get it back in the game then, and make it a direct competitor not only to the Galaxy F, but also to the eventual QHD Note 4 that is coming in the fall, too. Alternatively, it might be just a model for the Korean market, as the publication revolves more around the possible Qualcomm modem inside, that takes advantage of up to 225 Mbps download speeds, than around the upgraded Snapdragon. Interesting times indeed, and they are about to become even more interesting when Apple jumps in the game with its iPhone 6 in September, which will feature a well-sized 4.7" display for the first time.

source: Naver via G4Games

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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39 Comments

1. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

YEAH, BEAT IT LG!! lucky to have you in this game :)

8. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

People are gonna hesitate byuing the Current G3 now..

36. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"People are gonna hesitate byuing the Current G3 now.." The 805 will take a bit of redesign as there are more memory channels -- one for the CPU and one for the GPU. I haven't looked at the specs in a while, but I think the total bandwidth of the 805 is 25.6GB/sec, similar to many desktop PCs. Most likely LG already has a revised system board for the G3 with the 805 and just needs chips from Qualcomm. I think Qualcomm won't be shipping 805s in volume until September/October though. So if you can wait for a new phone until the fall, I would certainly wait. There's nothing on the market now that won't be stale in a few months. This sort of pace is part of the mobile world, but because of Qualcomm's screwups of late, it is even more magnified this year.

10. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

And people are complaining about Sony releasing 2 flagships in a year. So many companies are doing the same, even LG

24. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

And everybody curse Samsung for F series to early after S5.

39. BigBernard

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

You need to get out more...

2. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

Htc is getting fcked up this year, they made a big mistake by cancelling the htc m8 prime, how is the m8 going to compete with the galaxy f, lg g3, iphone 6 and galaxy note 4 lol

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

HTC makes great phones, but their team seems to have bad problems. They release flagship phone TWICE with 4mp camera and they even remove OIS on second one.

14. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

htc said : ois makes photos purple on taken at night photos

22. frhoward

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Yep but the M8 in my scenarios still performed better in pictures than the S5. So while its only 4mp the software optimizations in the M8 makes it way better than the S5 in the camera dept. The M8 will still shine but they are producing other products for Google so thats why they cancelled the M8 prime.

25. JMartin22

Posts: 2334; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Quit your bullsh**ing

29. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

I think they did a wise decision because they don't sell much products these days,and if m8 prime fails then what? Better they save what they have n invest next year. Also rumors are nexus 8 going to be made by HTC so they might be focusing on that.

3. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Galaxy F and G3 are both excellent smartphones. It just seems like LG could've equipped G3 with 805 instead of releasing the initial one with 801 and then a new one with 805 just to compete with Samsung's new badboy

4. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Well wouldn't that be a slap in the face for G3 owners. The current G3 would've been perfect with 1080p 5 inch display with that SD801, then the upgraded version can be the above. It's like the current G3 was a mistake if this launches.

5. hawss

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

I hope that they add IP67 too...it should be a standard feature on all flagships now.

32. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

2 of how many?

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

There are better Cpus out there, and all 3 companies are using and just relying on Snapdragon.... It will make no difference, all 3 will have the same performance. Wtf. Lmao.

7. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Like I said earlier, Qualcomm is the one to blame for Companies which are being forced to produce Prime versions of their respective flagships.

11. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

LG just messed it up all, thats why lg is still amateur, and samsung continues to rule 'em all.

12. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Amateur? You're kidding me. Their Workers are paid more than you do.

15. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

if they were amateur. their ui wouldnt be better than crappy touchwizzzzz

19. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Lol... Cartoony UI is what dragging many normal joes to SAMSUNG... Normal people tend to like TW...

27. ikenvape

Posts: 306; Member since: May 28, 2014

Dude, you have no idea what your talking about. Lg has been in this since the beginning and your Sammy is just knock offs. The only thing differentiating them is the samsung has more powerful marketing.

13. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Is that real? I may wait for it...

16. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

This is what the G3 should have been in the first place. Not sure why they pushed the launch up. They should have kept it around the same time as the G2 and went with the 805 in the first place.

17. DBounce

Posts: 168; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

All new flagships should be shipping with minimum 805 and up to 810 chips. Tablets too should have the new chips. And why shouldn't QHD or even 4k be the screen standard? Yeah I know you can't see the pixel with your naked eyes, but when the headsets that adapt your phone to a VR headset become common, you'll understand why you need 4k on a 5" phone.

21. jsze100

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

VR headset would need 4K then, not the phone display; so it still wouldn't matter. The phone will need to be capable of streaming out 4K as well, but that is attributed to the SoC, not the display.

38. DBounce

Posts: 168; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

No, the new headsets will use your phone's display as the screen. This way they will be cheaper as you already own the most expensive part. You will simple slide your phone into the headset adapter. Samsung already is working on one, as are the other phone manufacturers. A smartphone 2 - 3 inches from your eyes will give a field of view equivalent to a 150 inch TV at 8 feet distance. Do you understand now why they are pushing for qhd and even uhd displays in 5 inch smartphones?

18. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

But don't forget to put a real metallic back in this version.

20. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 2013

Great, now I don't know if I should pick up the current G3. Please OEMs, stop announcing new and improved versions of you recently released smartphones, it's a stupid marketing move and annoying for customers.

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