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Purported first photo sample from LG G3 surfaces, you be the judge

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Purported first photo sample from LG G3 surfaces, you be the judge
What started as an innocent post on a message board about what kind of smartphone to buy, may translate into 15-minutes of fame.  A person was asking about buying an LG G2 or perhaps waiting for the G3. The G2 is an excellent device by any standard, so thinking that the G3 would improve on those features would make the decision difficult at best.

Then a fella by the handle of “Geek” shared his two cents. Stating that a friend of his was testing the LG G3 for a carrier and was on the receiving end of a couple pictures from that device. He shared one of the pictures, ostensibly of his friend’s cat, to show what might be coming this summer.

The EXIF data shows LG-D972 as the camera model. Based on some model numbers we caught wind of in January, maybe this D972 number is legitimate to consider for the upcoming LG G3, but we are not 100% sure. However, the model number does not line up with anything in LG’s current stable of devices.  We tried zooming in on one of the cat's eyes to see if we could catch the reflection, and thus a glimpse of the device, to no avail.

“Geek” shared that the camera that took the picture is nearly identical to the sensor on the new LG G Pro 2, 13MP with optical image stabilization.  He also noted that we would see the G3 "probably" in July.  That information does not jive with some data that came out of Korea, but just like this image, the rest is anyone's guess.

What a picture too, the dimensions are 4160 x 2342, and the level of detail is outstanding. If this is the G3, it may very well add to the hype that have some outlets talking about it being a Galaxy S5 killer.  Click on the image to get the full resolution.

Thanks for the tip Hans!

Purported first photo sample from LG G3 surfaces, you be the judge

source: ortud.com

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posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:25 29

1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Wow!!!! Extremely impressive!!... Watch out Nokia!

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:28 14

3. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


indeed, thats a massive picture and thats incredibly sharp even on my retina MBP, this is gonna kill the S5 before its even born lol

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:56 17

17. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


How about we wait to see the S5's camera quality before we claim it'll "kill" anything.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 23:55 9

46. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Can you say the same thing to samsung fanboys when they talk about the so called isocell camera???

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 00:23 8

49. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


butthurt samsung fanboy

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:58 11

20. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


beautiful camera great job LG killer sharp Camera. but the cat is funny :)

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 21:19 1

25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Well, we need to wait and see the validity of this article.. Seriously, we don't even have solid evidence that this was taken with a G3...

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:51 14

14. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Give credit to camera team.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 21:13 6

23. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


superb

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 22:12 1

32. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Nokia has the worst camera software interface I've ever seen, it's soooo complicated that it makes Samsung's camera interface look like iPhone camera interface. Hate Nokia and their BS products, hope they close down

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 22:39 6

38. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


It's call advance interface, not complicated. Have you ever used? They have good and quality interface.
Nokia not going to close down buddy. It will rise again - wait and watch, And that's my words.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 01:21 1

53. Nkolsen (Posts: 60; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Yup now that they are on the android wagon, they defo are on the rise ;D

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 22:53 5

39. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


it's not for noobs like you. It's for pro photographer

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 01:22 3

54. Nkolsen (Posts: 60; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Damn you made my day :D Pro photographer.......using a mobile phone as their tool...........

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 08:36

69. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Actually they have Nkolsen, go on youtube and watch pro photographers using them for short films, national geographic shoot, and more. But i understand Nkolsen when your mobile phone is severely inadequate

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 00:24 3

50. galanoth07 (Posts: 44; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Nokia have a good camera interface. Maybe you don't know how to use it because ur a noob. Nokia will not close down.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:44

65. Millenialssux (Posts: 28; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Never understood why people wish a company to fail and reduce competition. Competition drives innovation and advances technology in many industries. Kill competition and you'll have the cable industry. No competition, high prices, and crap product.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 00:35

51. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Yeah can't wait! I will change my iP4 to this one if it comes out with the anticipated specs. My first LG phone in my life..

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 08:04

66. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


Poor cat, it was probably the last moment before it got eaten.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:28 14

2. CrysisRequiem (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Aug 2013)


That cat is not cute

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:52 15

16. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


You are though.... Yeah I made it awkward....deal with it.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:31 12

4. Sauce (unregistered)


This is f****** amazing. GS5.... Lmao.

Go go go LG!!

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 00:11 7

48. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


From Note 3 owner, GS5, you're in trouble.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 07:01 1

64. Diezparda (Posts: 879; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


From Note 3 owner, GS5 is not even worth to consider unless it was affordable

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 08:39

70. sergiobr (Posts: 713; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


From Note 3 owner, my note in bright light can take photos like that ! Show me something indoors please, so ... I give a credit for that.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:31 3

5. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I definitely would not buy the G2 now. Either wait for the G3 to come out (which will almost certainly be better than the S5) or wait for the G3 to come out and THEN buy the G2 when it will be reasonably discounted.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:47 3

10. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


the g2 is already a good device. if they will be using the same 13MP sensor in the g3 and you are looking for something that take great photos, the g2 should be enough. you may only need software updates to improve camera performance.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:34 3

6. antonioli (Posts: 200; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Great!

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:38 10

7. nctx77 (Posts: 2374; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


From an Apple fan....Damn!!!!!!

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 20:52 6

15. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I have 2agree..

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