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). 

Samsung 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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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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