Upgraded LG G3 (with Snapdragon 805 chipset) allegedly approved by Korean authorities

Upgraded LG G3 (with Snapdragon 805 chipset) allegedly approved by Korean authorities
The new LG G3 is one of the most advanced smartphones ever, but there’s something that can make it even more advanced: a newer processor (don’t get us wrong, the Snapdragon 801 that’s found inside the current G3 is also brand new). Not long ago, we heard that an upgraded LG G3, featuring a Snapdragon 805 chipset, could be released in July. It looks like that may indeed happen, as the alleged Snapdragon 805-based G3 was recently approved by South Korean authorities.

Apparently, the improved LG G3 has three model numbers: LG F460S, LG F460K, and LG F460L, each corresponding to South Korea’s three mobile carriers (SK, KT, and LG U+). Unfortunately, there’s not much info about the new handset. However, the only novelties that it should bring are probably the S805 chipset, and support for LTE-Advanced Cat. 6 (for network speeds of up to 225Mbps). 

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Upgraded LG G3 (with Snapdragon 805 chipset) allegedly approved by Korean authorities
already announced a Galaxy S5 variant with a Snapdragon 805 chipset and LTE-A Cat. 6 in Korea, and it seems that LG will follow soon with its improved G3. 

Since the Snapdragon 801-based LG G3 isn’t widely available yet (its global rollout will begin on June 27), we’re not expecting the S805 variant to be available outside of Korea anytime soon (or ever). But we’ll see what happens.

source: Korea’s National Radio Research Agency (1), (2), (3) via Blog of Mobile (translated)

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  • 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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30 Comments

1. Mark7

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I thought I was looking at a slider phone at first.

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

720p - Adreno 320 1080p - Adreno 330 2k - Adreno 420 That's how it should be, glad these H2 QHD phones are coming out with the proper GPUs, here's hoping for a global G3/SD805 release.

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's still worse than a 1080p/Adreno 330 set up. 1440p has about 70% more pixels than 1080p, but the Adreno 420 only has 40% more performance over the Adreno 330. It'll still have good frame rates of course, but I don't like going backwards in theoretical performance.

24. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Don't worry Android 5.0 will fix this.. Believe in Google ;)

12. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Remember it's all dependant on the clock rate of the GPU. The 801 may share the ADRENO 330 with the 800, but the 801 variant has been clocked at a higher rate (578 MHZ) vs the 550/450MHZ clock rates from the two SD800 CPU variants.

14. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Remember it's all dependant on the clock rate of the GPU. The 801 may share the ADRENO 330 with the 800, but the 801 variant has been clocked at a higher rate (578 MHZ) vs the 550/450MHZ clock rates from the two SD800 CPU variants.

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5579; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO they should stick with 1080p and improve the screens to 120 Hz and reduce touch latency

26. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It would be nice if manufacturers pushed refresh rates higher and Google raised the FPS cap to 90-120. Google did their best to make Android a constant 60 FPS with Jelly Bean, but we have the hardware to go higher now. I'm pretty sure the HTC One M8 has the lowest touch latency on a smartphone. More manufacturers need to follow them.

27. peymanh

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

actually m8 touch latency is about 46 ms and g3 latency is 50 ms. So it is not that big a deal. Z2 and S5 has 100 ms for latency... All I want is for LG to release international version with S805 and ASAP.... And a bit improved display With good black levels

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

But when the M8 first released it was a big deal, considering most phones have 70-100+. The iPhone 5S and Nexus 5 have 75 ms, the GS5 has 91 ms, and the LG G2 has 110 ms.

30. peymanh

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

these numbers really dont make any unbearable situation in real life experience. Well I think the difference between Iphone touch and other android phones touch is that touch priority in iOS is the first priority but that in other android devices is in same priority with other processes. So feeling of the iphone touch is more pleasent. But anything else in iOS is just a limit....

3. wilsong17 unregistered

Haha poor LG 3 buyers you won't LG 3 won't be special no more

9. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Sorry could you re post when you start making sense?

11. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

you should not forget the price difference . LG G3 Snapdragon 801 is a bit cheaper while the Snapdragon 805 will be a bit expensive. actually,it gives people options to choose. either of the two are great and special.

13. Lousclues

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

lol what?

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Keeping them local to manufacturing locality is going to hurt world image. Just like Samsung is doing. Won't be apparent for some time I reckon, but this will motivate to look elsewhere imo. Losing cred with me.

16. drunkenjay

Posts: 1617; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

why? like how apple costs 300 dollars cheaper in the us compared to australia?

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Sorry, what are you saying? I'm saying, biggest sales and hype is abroad, shun the buyer, he'll look elsewhere.

22. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Sadly most people wont even know an upgraded model exists, only people who look into it or frequent phone sites, the masses will probably never know it happened.

23. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

True enough, sadly indeed.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The LG G3 should have had a Snapdragon 805 in the first place. 801 just doesn't seem like enough power to run that QHD display smoothly...

7. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Trust me, everyday performance is very smooth. I've been using the handset for 2 weeks now.

20. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

How's the screen brightness?

25. BUFFQREWBBQ

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

No comment . . .

6. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I thought Samsung was bad. Damn phone is not even released in the US yet.

8. bnick25

Posts: 38; Member since: May 05, 2013

Hopefully the late release in the United States means well see 805

15. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

*DIDN'T MEAN TO POST TWICE*

17. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

People here said Samsung releasing GS5 LTE-A 3 months after GS5 was bad. What about LG releasing upgraded hardware 1 month after release? Double standard.

18. alouden unregistered

True. Right now I am thoroughly annoyed at both companies' strategy. No difference between the two.

29. Hyper82

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Huawei honor 6 is coming!!!

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