Some LG G3 specs seemingly unveiled: QHD display, octa-core CPU, 16MP camera

Some LG G3 specs seemingly unveiled: QHD display, octa-core CPU, 16MP camera
Back in August, LG Display officially revealed a 5.5 inch IPS LCD panel with 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). It didn't say when it intended to launch a smartphone with a QHD screen like that, but this might not happen until the second half of 2014.

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)

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G3
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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54 Comments

52. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Wonder if it'll have an SD slot. Frankly i like the LGs a little better than the Samsungs, they get better battery life. But the Samsungs are so pervasive they're pretty much guaranteed to work with anything.

50. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Man if this is real, I could be switching from Moto to LG thanks to how awesome my G Pad has been.

45. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

If they do an octa-core based on the A50 family, then I suspect we will see a big.LITTLE A57/A53 64-bit implementation.

40. wando77

Posts: 1170; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I would have purchased an LG g2 had it run on stock android. They would have sold like hotcakes if they had done that as the press would have praised it and therefore so would the phone sales reps who push the phones on to customers

38. jellmoo

Posts: 2687; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Just like Samsung, LG should be looking to shore up the user experience. The G2 has a lot of potential, the trimming of bezels was great and the hardware in it is top notch (button placement is iffy, but at least they tried something different). But their software is utterly abysmal. It looks terrible, is overly bloated, and sacrifices user experience to just try and cram in more features that seldom get used. Dedicate time to fix the user experience, work on the core features of the device, create innovation there, and deliver something that the everyday user will love. The spec race has moved past the point of relevance.

28. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

releasing it in the same quarter S5 gets released?!?! hmmmm... not a good Idea !

31. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Exactly, coming directly under the strom is not a good idea... samsung is a leader in andriod world, let them release first and let the dust of their strom settle and let the people get bored n less anthusiastic about their latest offering, then launch and hit on the nale...

27. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Is 64bit processor on a mobile phone is really necessary? And i don't like the idea of " screen racesolution", quad HD on a phone? How long the battery will last?

25. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Again, what is with all the LG coverage!?! THEIR PHONES DONT SELL, NO ONE BUYS THEM!!! Why is Phone Arena treating them like they're taking the mobile industry by storm? Someone got paid off!

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

"THEIR PHONES DONT SELL, NO ONE BUYS THEM!!!" Man, you gotta chill the f**k out. You're not the only person in the world, there are many people around the world. The LG G2 is one of the best smartphones in 2013 and it's selling like hot pancakes, and there's the Nexus 5, one of the best smartphones in 2013 as well and it's selling like hot delicious cakes. What are you gonna say? This is LGArena? Geez...

29. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

LG smartphones are yummy !!!

30. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

And tasty. :)

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Love the specs lg and can we please stop comparing the 64bithe processor

20. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

I want 16 cores @ 128bit,, 8 gb ram, 5000 mah, 5.5 inch wrap around flexible display, waterproof and shockproof. Then I am in!

33. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

How about 8" phone display, 16MB L2 Cache, 32 bit HIGH color, 64 core CPU, 128MP Camera, 256 GB RAM, 512 GB Internal Memory, 1024 bit arch and 2048GB microSD slot, 4096mAh battery Please wait till Note5 or maybe 6... /S

49. Ronny666

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

8" phone display? Why not? If it is flexible and foldable than it would be great idea. Infact, both LG and Samsung are going towards that direction. Sorry dude, your sarcasm really failed this time.

18. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I want octa core 64 bit

13. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Whoa!!! A huge 4.000 mAh battery for sure.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LG has a pretty good line with the G series. Keep em coming.

44. blingblingthing

Posts: 986; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Just awaiting my G2. A worthy upgrade over my nexus 4 and better than the nexus 5.

11. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Ride on Android, Samsung, Lg and co are taking us to the future, Apple is reminding us of the distant past when we used to have 640p display lol!

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If true, then it's great but design should be different.

7. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

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!

23. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

LG would be in excellent shape if they just stick with Vanilla Android. Or better yet offer those skins in a separate store. Or let people decide what they want on the initial boot up. I wish this was general rule for anyone wanting to use Android.

39. wando77

Posts: 1170; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Me too

4. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

dont copy samsung's design lg

6. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

u mean only samsung has the right to copy??? ask that from apple. LOL!

19. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Funny how iFans always saying Sammy copied iPhone design, then they dog the Sammy design and say it should be more like Apple. haha. Whateva foo!

37. JKING_25

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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.

53. cheetah2k

Posts: 2333; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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...

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