LG, just like Samsung comes from the Asian country Korea and both companies develop various consumer electronics. However difference is that Samsung is undisputed leader when it comes to mobile phones market, and LG trails far behind. But LG is changing itself and gunning for the top position which is apparent from the fact that it launched powerful smartphone LG G2 and innovative curved display bearing LG G Flex this year. The G2 might not have garnered good response, but it surely turned everyone’s attention to its different design coupled with powerful hardware. Company is now continuing the same philosophy for its next flagship device, likely to be called as LG G3. Recently some rumors have started floating around the Korean media about the possible features of the LG G3 and we collate all of them to bring you all you need to know about the G3:
The LG G2 boasted of being the first phone wherein there were no buttons at the sides, but at the back instead. The G3 will continue with the same design language.
Reports also indicate that the smartphone will be using a fingerprint sensor, however unlike Apple’s touch-based sensor in iPhone 5s, LG will be using a swipe scanner. This means that the user will have to swipe his/ her finger to authenticate identity.
LG is in a tough spot in comparison to Sony and Samsung, which build their 2012’s flagship using 5-inch display. LG, on the other hand, used a 5.2-inch display for the G2, which means that if it increases the display then the device would move to phablet category. We think that wouldn’t be the case and the manufacturer will be using 5.2-inch display only for G3, however it will bear much better resolution.
According to rumors, the device will have a resolution 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, also called as Quad HD display. It’s important to note that LG was the first manufacturer to demo a QHD display.
When the whole world is going towards 8x power with octa-core processor, LG will also use an octa-core processor to power the G3. Rumors also point that the device might be using LG’s own custom chip named as Odin. However, there is no information about its clock speed. Some speculations also suggest that it will be based on 64-bit architecture, first seen in Apple’s iPhone 5s.
To complement the processor, the handset will be using a 3GB RAM. This combination will make the device really powerful and bring it at par with other flagship devices set to release next year.
The LG G2 had onboard memory of 16/ 32GB, which can’t be further expanded. So company might bring more memory options to the consumers with the introduction of 64GB variant.
Rumors suggest that the LG G3 will be sporting a 16MP camera at its back. Similar to the 13MP camera used in its predecessor, the camera will have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology and LED flash to shoot in low light conditions. The camera might also offer 4K resolution video recording option.
At the front, the device might have a 3.2MP camera for video calling or self-portraits.
The smartphone will be running on the latest Android version 4.4 KitKat. Company will be adding its custom software layer with various useful features, which we also saw in the G2. Features like Knock Knock, Q Slide, Q Memo, Q Translator will definitely be in the G3 along with some gestural interactions.
LG G2 was appreciated for its long-lasting battery life of 3,000 mAh. LG would aim to continue with such battery life and we think that the G3 will get a Li-Po battery of 3,500 mAh capacity.
Though the G2 was released in September this year, if reports are to be believed, the LG G3 might be showcased at MWC in February. This seems a bit early, but isn’t impossible considering Sony is also having a 6-month cycle for its flagship products.
What do you think of the LG G3? Does it seem exciting and powerful enough?