Purported LG G3 (D-850) benchmark screenshot confirms QHD display, hints at an octa-core MediaTek processor

Purported LG G3 (D-850) benchmark screenshot confirms QHD display, hints at an octa-core MediaTek processor
The Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 are already announced, and HTC's new One (aka M8) unveiling is imminent, so it's time that leaks start pouring in about the next big thing in Android land this season - the LG G3. The handset is supposed to bear at least three codenames internally - AT&T's LG D-850, D-851, and Verizon's VS985. 

The D-850 version was already spotted on LG's website, listed with a 1440x2560 pixels QHD display. We also got an exclusive tip over the weekend that the QHD screen will flaunt a 5.5" diagonal, perhaps using the same 538ppi panel, that LG showed last summer. Since there have been no rumors on the rest of the specs, one might assume that it will sport the same Snapdragon 801 processor that the other seasonal flagships are coming with, and maybe the 13 MP OIS Plus camera that is on the G Pro 2.

A leaked graphics benchmark screenshot puts all this guesswork on the backburner, though, as the handset's Android build board is listed as MT6595, which is the tag of MediaTek's most powerful processor to date. The octa-core monster is claimed to be in the same league as Snapdragon 805. MT6595 has four powerful 2.2-2.5 GHz Cortex-A17 cores, and four 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7 ones for the everyday tasks, all paired with a fast Rogue PowerVR Series6 GPU. 

If the screenshot turns out to be credible, it will be interesting to see whether LG has indeed managed to test and implement an unproven processor in the G3. It has been intermittently rumored to be developing its own ARM-based processor line, though this speculation never materialized, so we'll have to take a wait-and-see approach here. The QHD panel, however, has been mentioned by a couple of sources already, so LG might actually be the first brand-name phone maker to come up with a 1440x2560 pixels flagship phone display.

source: LGG3

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1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

lol. LG isn't dumb enough to use an MT processor on a flagship.

3. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Yeah, the only LG smartphone I know that use MT chip is L7 II.

27. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

you mean LG L4 II, L7 II use crapdragon

37. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Oh yeah l forgot. Its L5 II, L4 II, and G Pro Lite.

33. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

That display will suck at games. The framerate will be unusable to play any good games at decent fps. Knowing Mediatek, they will suck at GPU like always.

46. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

QHD isn't really necessary on a phone anyway, even with 5.5" of screen real estate. 5.2" on the G2 with 1080 resolution is more than plenty, so it looks as though LG is just feeding into the "my spec sheet looks better than yours" game, instead of focusing on how smooth and accurate the phone will operate. I'm willing to bet there's going to be some mean lag with just the UI, can't imagine it trying to run a game at QHD (if there's a game that even runs at QHD)


Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

LG wont be the underdog anymore soon

4. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

G3 is soooo gona kill S5, Z2,and M8..

12. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

iPhone 6 will crush these toys!!!

20. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

While I loved the iPhone 5s quality build, form factor and most of the spec's I just don't like iOS and its limitations. From the stagnant launcher to the reliance on iTunes it just made me want to dump Apple altogether. Even the update to 7.1 killed off the lighting cables I bought for my wife. The experience still leaves a sour taste in my month. If I get the iPhone 6 I now what to expect once the hardware wears off.

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You again... Please explain to me how it "will crush these toys."

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

1560x2440 thats a weird resolution lol. I hope its a typo.

8. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Yeah.... That would be a 39:61 aspect ratio. The image paired with this article shows 2560x1440 which is normal.

6. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Snapdragon 805 please......

10. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

You should wait for ARMv8 Snapdragon 810

7. mas39

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Well done LG, put a second rate chip in your flag ship smartphone, I was all ready to buy this, but not if it has a woeful mediatek chip inside, it will be the LG G Pro 2 for me then or the nokia 1520 or the One Max.

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Of course cause a rumor is always accurate and should always express our opinions over a rumor. Last time I checked there were numerous rumors that S5 will have 4K display alongside with a 805cpu.

16. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

I saw the Micromax Canvas Knight, it uses the true octa-core mediatek cpu. Its fast and fluid, but not flagship material just yet for androids top OEM's. Btw Canvas knight is one sexy phone, best Mircomax phone till now.

23. Achilis

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Oh...No..Snapdragon please....

25. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Well, there's no need to shout at this. Its just a rumor. Also MT's new chip may be actually powerfull and could challenge the S805. But still I personally would love to see the S805 though.. :P

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

MT has the worst GPS to ever hit this Earth. That's one reason NOT to buy a MT phone.

43. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

It cannot be the same all the time right..things can change with time and may be they have improved. Also I don't think this rumor is true anyways, but lets wait and see..!

26. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

I have a funny feeling that the US flagship models will still end up with Snapdragons, just like with the Galaxy S series (you NEVER see an Exynos carried by the carriers here).

32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note II.

39. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

But why Samsung didn't use Exynos on Note 3?

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

4K video recording for Snapdragon models.

45. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I'm really quite skeptical about the whole deal of putting two mediocre quad-core processors together. They should use the Snapdragon 805, which has four amazing cores.

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