It's safe to say that the LG G3
has generated some very healthy amounts of hype among techies, and considering preliminary intel, that's for a good reason. Set for announcement in less than a week from now (the 27th), the next LG flagship is expected
to be every bit worth its title, not least because of its interesting new features
, and new and arguably even more attractive design.
Of course, one particular feature of the LG G3 will likely cause some soul-searching among consumers who would otherwise snatch the handset in a heartbeat: its size. By now, we feel fairly confident that the handset will sport one of those new, 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 (QHD) displays from LG, which would rightfully put it in the phablet category in the minds of many. According to our calculations, however, this isn't the case, and a recent FCC filing
of a device that is very likely the G3 corroborates that notion. Put into numbers, we now expect the LG G3 to measure (approximately) in at the rather compact 145.6 x 74.5 x 9.36 mm (or 5.73 x 2.93 x 0.36 in), which, despite the relatively large display, actually mean that the G3 will have a near identical footprint as devices like the 5.2-inch Sony Xperia Z2
. "What is this wizardry?!", you may wonder, but there's no dark magic going on here -- LG is simply extending the know how that went into assembling the super-compact G2
. In other words, expect the G3 to come with extremely thin bezels all around -- that one is all screen.
See for yourself!