Some LG G3 specs seemingly unveiled: QHD display, octa-core CPU, 16MP camera
posted by Florin T. / Dec 25, 2013, 6:35 AM
ZDNet Korea yesterday cited unidentified industry sources in a report that talked about LG's next-generation flagship Android smartphone, which might be called LG G3 (naturally coming as the successor to the excellent G2 - seen in the image on the left).
The publication notes that the G3 is expected to be released in the second half of 2014. It should feature a 1440 x 2560 pixel Quad HD display of unknown size, alongside a 16MP rear camera and an octa-core processor developed by LG. Said processor is currently codenamed LG Odin. As we reported back in November, LG plans to use it not only for the G3, but also for new G Pad tablets.
Earlier this year, LG signed an agreement with ARM to license its Cortex-A50 series processors (which, by the way, are 64-bit capable). So we assume that LG's own processor will benefit from this agreement.
Since Samsung is seemingly preparing to launch its Galaxy S5 (which could sport a 5.25-inch QHD display) in early 2014, perhaps it would be wiser for LG to try and release the G3 in the first half of the year, too, and not in the second half. But we'll see what happens. After all, nothing is official at the moment.
source: ZDNet Korea (translated)
- 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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posted on Dec 25, 2013, 6:41 AM 1
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is that only these android OEM can offer? increase the resolution, add more ram & more cores? so pathetic. lol! well... im sure gullible fandroids will fall in love with those unnecessary & overly specd-ed phone!
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 7:27 AM 7
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Exactly, i$heeps really love their under specs phone and they can pay huge sum for this under specs itroll... what I have observed most of i$heeps dont even aware that what features their phone has, they just buy for the name... they dont know what "value for money" they are getting...
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 10:50 AM 6
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When apple overspecs their phones, it's ok and it's not ok when android manufacturers do it? Please... let me know when apple properly utilizes that GPU in iphone 5s to power the measly 1136 x 640 resolution screen Same can be said about the 64bit processor addressing only 1GB of ram
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 8:32 AM 10
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Exactly ! he says "is that only these android OEM can offer?" ! like what apple offers ? HD Screen ? NO ! NFC ? NO ! Quad/Octa cores ? NO ! more than 1GB RAM ? NO ! 4"+ Screen ? NO ! but they use 64-bit and there $heeps call it revolutionary and don't know it's marketing only, because everyone knows it needs at least 4GB RAM
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 9:01 AM 8
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"Overly specd-ed phone!" The A7 64bit processor is overkill when your iDevice only has 1gig of memory. On paper the A7 is twice as fast as the A6 but when you actually use the two you can't tell the difference. And you act like Android has nothing but crazy fast flagships on the market. There are plenty of midrange phones to choose from if you don't want gobs of power and screen resolution. Please tell us the perfect phone.
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 9:45 AM 8
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now i know that many people will start abusing you for saying that...but if u think that there is something more that the OEMs can do, why don't you share your idea with us? usually OEMs concentrate more on the specs because android fans are addicted to the specs and also because google does most of the software related job for them though the newer versions of android...they just add a skin and a few exclusive features
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 11:18 AM 1
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Considering the G2 not only had great hardware but also introduced advancements in both software and battery technology, I would say that the G3 should continue on these improvements. The G2 had a 3000 mAh lithium polymer battery which is actually a substantial improvement over the lithium ion batteries used in phones like the iPhone 5S. So with people usually purchasing these devices on 2 year contracts, the iPhone 5S' battery will have charging issues going on around the one year mark whereas the G2 will be able to last the two year cycle with very minimal issues (in other words, we have all experienced issues where devices either discharge the battery quickly or have off the wall battery percentages after the device has been used for over a year. This has to deal with the lithium ion battery that starts to degrade in charge capacity over time). The G2 also introduced many software features that, while they may or may not have been new, were welcomed by users: KnockON, Slide Aside, Plug and Pop, QuickRemote, and QSlide are just a few to name. We have to also remember that LG acquired a WebOS license a year or two ago which means that a lot of those features may come alive in future iterations of their devices. I am excited about the upcoming G3. It seems like it is setting itself up to be a killer device, especially if they are going to use Cortex-A50 processors that can either be more powerful or more battery efficient than Cortex-A15 depending on which A-50 is being used.
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 11:12 PM 1
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err..Do Apple/Microsoft decrease the resolution, less RAM and less Cores on each new model? Poor peoples that get ripoff by underspecced devices, pay huge amount of money, but get worser spec then previous models and to dumb to understand that?
posted on Dec 26, 2013, 12:37 AM 1
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Dammm only if it packs 3000+ mah battery then I'll be one happy man.
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 6:42 AM 1
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They dont care, all they care is the stupid resolution of the screen...we want better lens, battery, material phone makers...stop this ppi bs
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 11:58 AM 0
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I always preferred Android phones because of the larger displays over it's competitors like Apple. But 5.5 inches is going too far for the regular size model of a phone. This size and up should be reserved for a company's phablet option. If LG does indeed go with a 5.5, the phone's overall size will grow unless LG goes to no bezel at all. I'm also not buying in to the hype of QHD displays. Anything beyond 1080P on a phone is complete overkill.
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 6:50 AM 2
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And in other news the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 will pack an Ultra HD 4K screen for 2015, with screen sizes of a probable 5.5 inch for the former and 6.1 inch for the latter, one thing you need to have figured out by now is that enough will never be enough in the tech world regardless of whether we need it or not.
posted on Dec 26, 2013, 7:45 AM 0
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dont copy samsung's design lg
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 6:55 AM 3
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u mean only samsung has the right to copy??? ask that from apple. LOL!
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 7:29 AM 4
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Im not and iPhone fan by any means, but you gotta call a spade a spade my friend. Samsung will copy anything apple does, I mean they even had a survey asking why do you still buy iPhones for crying out loud.
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 12:05 PM 2
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LOL Apple copies Samsung, Samsung copies Apple.. Fact of life. As for this LG, I call fake, especially since LG was cited saying they're scaling back their mobile division and that the G2 was a last ditch effort at a flagship...
posted on Jan 01, 2014, 3:41 PM 0
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LG didn't copy Samsung's design, their design look similar is because they're brothers. They born in the same country, live in the same country, eat kimchi by the same brand. So, please no more "LG copy Samsung" thing, it's getting old.
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 7:44 AM 2
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If LG do not copy samsung (both in software and hardware) and do their own thing they have huge potential. Because when they copy samsung they are making a watered down samsung device, so why would anyone buy that? LG, BE CREATIVE!
posted on Dec 25, 2013, 7:31 AM 1
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