What To Expect on LG G3 Launch Day


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…

The Teasers

Until yesterday, LG was fairly mum on their new flagship, promoting its imminent arrival with a trio of videos on their YouTube channel:

The Leak

The relative silence was unceremoniously broken yesterday when LG’s Dutch site published their G3 product page. The page is no longer live, but lives on in screen captures thanks to Droid Life.

The Specs

  • 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

This list of specs was assembled with data from Droid Life and The Verge. There’s actually a bit of uncertainly about the processor and memory; again, from Droid Life:

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.

The Launch

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:

There may be even more to see at LG’s G3 global launch site. And like I said, I’ll be adding more coverage of the G3 launch to the news round-up later today.

Are you excited about the LG G3?