The skimmerish fight between Samsung and LG is getting more intense day by day. When LG launched the G2 flagship handset in the middle of last year, not many had predicted the flagship device would do so well. However, the LG G2 went on to become a money spinner, and later recognized as LG's finest phone to date.
Now, once again, LG is looking to bring its most premium handset for 2014. Gossip mongers believe that the LG G3, the legitimate successor to the G2, could be launched in July this year and would come as a fierce rival to Samsung Galaxy S5.
Recently, the upcoming flagship had been leaked by GSMArena where report had come out with the first look of the successor LG G3. In fact, the alleged picture of the G3 handset has been leaked for the first time. Going by the image, it clearly shows the clever rear-mounted back keys, but slightly modified. Also there is some kind of sensor on the back next to the camera. It's either a sensor or the LED FLash.
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Not only that, reportedly LG G3 might come sporting a 5.5-inch Quad HD (QHD) screen, alongside premium hardware and software offerings. The internet is abuzz with rumors about the LG G3, and there's nothing much to a surprise.
With lots of expectations around the handset, it is obvious that we take a look at the top 5 rumors that are currently keeping us up-to-date about the LG G3.
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The rumor mill is already churning reports about the forthcoming LG G3. LG's 2014 flagship handset is expected to have a large 5.5-inch display, packing 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution , against the G2's 1080p. Just recently, according to AnTuTu, there are two versions of the G3 that are being prepared for global debut in July of this year. One of them is a QHD display and the other has a standard Full HD screen.
The Full HD version of the LG G3 would feature a 3GB of RAM, while the Quad HD variant comes with a 2GB of RAM. The Full HD ( 1920 x 1080) version of the LG G3 will face tough competition from the likes of Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8). Talking more about the hardware, the LG G2 successor might not come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, instead it could come fitted with an Octa-Core CPU or a quad-core processor powered by Snapdragon 800 SoC.
Rumors have it that the LG G3 will feature a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS+ feature. Earlier reports claimed the LG G3 would come with a 16MP camera. Moreover, LG G3 is said to support 4K video recording, just like the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Sources close to ET News suggests the LG G3 could be waterproof and dust resistant. The report, however, didn't specifically cite a rating for the waterproof and dustproof functionality. Still it's a good sign to see LG's competitive ignition to capture a large chunk of market share from the likes of Samsung, Sony and many other global handset manufacturers.
The latest rumor about the LG G3 mentioned a sleeker UI and Google Now-like service integrated to the Optimus UI. Leaked screenshots of UI depicted sleeker UI and flatter icons, claims a new report.
The exact release of the LG G3 has not been confirmed as yet. In fact, there are two set of dates that are doing rounds in the tech world. According to a report straight out of Korea, the release date is May 17. Another rumor suggest that LG could announce the phone by late June and will be released in the early July.