LG’s 2014 hero device, the G3, is to be revealed later today at synchronized events in London, New York and San Francisco. As the timing is perilously close to when I usually post the day’s mobile news, I thought I’d post coverage from the tech blogs there while bringing us all up to speed on the G3 here.
One thing you should know: if rumours are to be believed then the G3 won’t be the basis for the next Nexus phone from Google, because there will apparently be no more Nexus devices. As a Nexus owner who basically gets a brand-new phone with every new flash of a custom ROM, that would really suck.
But I digress; back to the G3…
Until yesterday, LG was fairly mum on their new flagship, promoting its imminent arrival with a trio of videos on their YouTube channel:
- 5.5-inch Quad HD display (2560×1440 pixels, 538ppi)
- 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor
- 13MP rear camera with OIS+ and laser autofocus
- 2.1MP front camera
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Storage with micro SD card slot
- removable 3,000mAh battery
- wireless charging
- 1 watt speaker with boost amp
- lightweight metallic design
- brand-new “easy to understand and attractive” interface
- support for the QuickCircle case
The specifications tab apparently only shows a Snapdragon 801 and 2GB of RAM, whereas we had seen a Snapdragon 805 and 3GB RAM mentioned in previous leaks. The specs page is no longer accessible, so I can’t confirm that myself. Does that mean we really aren’t going to get a Snapdragon 805 and 3GB RAM or are there two variants? That is the question that remains to be answered.
If you happen to reading this around 1pm ET on a YouTube-friendly device you can watch a livestream from the launch event in London right here:
Are you excited about the LG G3?