LG G3 superphone to enter the heavyweight ring (liveblog)

LG G3 superphone to enter the heavyweight ring (liveblog)
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That the G3 smartphone will be announced by LG at today's event hasn't really been a secret. As a matter of fact, the company hasn't even tried to hide this fact, as LG itself recently declared that we're indeed going to witness the advent of its latest and greatest invention today, on May 27.

And boy is this a phone we're so looking forward to! All evidence points at the fact that the G3 will succeed the super-thin-bezel design of its predecessor, making for an impressively compact device, considering the massive display it's expected to employ. This is where it gets very interesting, as LG has already confirmed that the G3 will up the 5.2" display size of its predecessor to the gigantic 5.5 inches. Couple that with the fact that this phone isn't expected to be substantially bigger than, say, a Galaxy S5, and you can see where our excitement is coming from. What's more, the screen is actually said to have a processor-freezing QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution - a resolution level that is yet to be proven useful in a smartphone. Of course, the usual silicon suspects are also on board, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset proudly running the show behind the scenes.

The even where LG is going to take the wraps off the G3 is going to take place soon. Stay tuned to our liveblog if you want to receive constant updates about the development of the show, or, if you'd prefer, head over to our livestream post to watch the action on video!

Event start time: 10 AM PT | 11 AM MT | 12 PM CT | 1 PM ET | 5 PM GMT | 7 PM CET


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G3
  • 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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29 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Stop kiddin around Ray ! We know you already have a demo unit from LG and you are waiting for them to release it officially. Why not be a good boy let your loyal readers have a little sneak peek before its officially unveiled, huh ? :)

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

And then suddenly PA disappears from the web.

3. skatrdie0

Posts: 37; Member since: May 09, 2014

When's the G3 prime coming out? LOL

5. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

It makes sense since both Sony and Samsung's flagship have "Prime" edition. Just wait and see, time will tell.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

*HTC and Samsung

12. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Thanks for corrections.

27. Sid91 unregistered

What's with the prime versions everyone's talking about, these phones already cost near $ 900 what would their price be and since we are already seeing top of the line specs dunno what a prime would have except cosmetic changes and maybe ram

16. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Why don't you wait for the iPhone 6? The true super phone won't have variety like those copycats

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Look we have a fruit salesman here. \o/

23. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And a iBeliever that Apple made him believe that iPhone6 will destroy every other phone The platform is 2years behind Wp and 5years behind Android Lmfao,

21. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Your TRUE SUPER PHONE will have limited, close OS....which doesn't make it ULTIMATE SMARTPHONE...which we are after...

22. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Why don't I wait? Because it's a truly super overpriced phone that will not have any useful variety compared to these beasts. I'm starting to play a small game right now.

4. FingerMyApple unregistered

Guess I have to hibernate and pass this event then :) Enjoy

7. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Everyone knows G3 will fail (This post sponsored by HtC) J/k

8. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I'm more excited bout the G3 mini now.oh wait!!!, isn't that released already as the G2! !

9. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Where was PA when Z2 was about to announce? So much articles of G3 already.. Anyway G3 looks promising than S5..

10. AtheK

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

come on LG surprise everyone and plonk in a 805 proc

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Tegra4 A15 would be better than the S805 Or their own custom made A15 Odin octocore

13. AtheK

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Nvidia has announced that they are quitting mainstream mobile market, so we would rather not have tegra. Future support would be bad.

14. Mr.Chubbs

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The LG G2's display is 5.2" and its 138.2 mm tall and the LG G3's display is 5.5" so shouldn't it be 141.2 mm tall instead of 146 mm? LG could've done better keeping the dimensions to a minimum.

17. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

No. 5.2" display : 115.2*64.8 On the G2 LG added 23.3*6.1 mm of bezels 5.5" display : 121.8*68.5 On the G3 LG added 23.8*6 mm of bezels LG added 0.5mm of bezels in legnth and reduced 0.1mm in width It's pretty much the same bezel overall.

15. x88yunkw

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

for the very first time a LG phone can attract attention from all around the world. please mind your price tag as China brand smartphones are getting stronger and cheaper. if you do well, next year is yours, LG.

18. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Lg now are far better than samsumg, and.i.will say even htc if they make a good speaker, super thin bezels.. Thats interesting, for me in MY OPINION: Z2, LG G3, ONE M8, S5

19. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Blind hating... bring on the vaseline...

24. wilsong17 unregistered

lol keep dreaming why are they copying samsung then lol fan boy point of view

25. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

ehhhhh ... my thinking is with the same snapdragon 801 among top high-end smartphones, LG G3 will have the worst performance since it has to carry the weight of over 11 millions pixels comparing to over 6 millions of the others.... Hope that human eyes can really recognize the difference :D

26. wilsong17 unregistered

have they announced the lg tone headphones yet

28. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

He's wearing a sport jacket and his shirt - with a collar!- is tucked in. Obviously, LG has learned nothing from Apple on how to host a flagship phone announcement! :-)

29. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

No pricing or release date? That bites, I need my 32 GB variant!

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