Everything we know so far about the LG G3
Tomorrow, LG will be unveiling its latest flagship handset — the G3 — and the successor of one of the most under rated phones of 2013, the LG G2. Thanks to a torrential amount of leaks, rumors and some teaser videos straight from LG, we already know quite a bit about the G3.
LG is once again going all out against the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and the Xperia Z2 by filling the G3 to the brim with features and innovations, including a never seen before laser sensor on the back .
So, what do we already know about the G3? Below is a quick rumor round-up of the device aggregating everything we know about it before its official unveiling tomorrow.
LG has already confirmed that the G3 will be coming with a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, making it the first handset from any major OEM to feature a QHD screen. This means that the handset’s display will feature an insane pixel density of 538 ppi, making it clearer and sharper than the rest of the competition.
The company has also revealed that it has reduced the bezels even further on its latest display and if the leaked images of the G3 are anything to by, we will once again see a new benchmark being set in the screen-to-body ratio department by it.
The LG G3 is going to be an absolute monster when it comes to the specs department. Thanks to some leaked slides from an official LG event, we already know that the handset is going to be powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor, an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
Rumors had earlier indicated that the G3 would be coming with a Snapdragon 805 processor, but it looks like the chip has still not entered the final stages of production. Keep in mind that the G2 was powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor, so the G3 with a Snapdragon 801 chip inside it is not going to set any new records or perhaps, even break existing ones.
Leaks have also confirmed that the G3 would be coming with a 3000mAh removable battery. While the capacity is same as the G2, the improved display, albeit with a higher resolution, and the Snapdragon 801 processor should help the G3 outlast its predecessor in the battery department.
While the G3 will not be coming with front-facing speakers, it will be making use of a 1-Watt rear-speaker, which should be plenty loud in all situations. LG will also be including a microSD card slot on the G3, which has made a surprising return in all the flagship handsets this year.
According to the leaks and rumors, the LG G3 is going to come with a 13MP OIS+ camera, which is in all probability similar to the one we saw on the company’s G Pro 2 unveiled earlier this year. The use of OIS+ allows LG to deliver better low-light still performance and less shakiness while recording videos compared to the likes of the HTC One and the Galaxy S5.
The most interesting part, however, is not the camera itself but the accompanying laser sensor. While it is not yet exactly known what this sensor is going to be called, its purpose has been made somewhat clear by certain leaks. Apparently, the sensor is going to help the 13MP camera help focus quickly in low-light conditions, which is generally an achilles heel of a smartphone camera.
No other OEM has included anything similar on their devices until now, so it would be interesting to see how this mysterious sensor on the G3 performs.
LG has already given us a glimpse of the G3 in one of its teaser video and if it is anything to go by, the handset is going to sport a brushed metal look and will be available in a trio of colors including gold and white colors. It is not yet known if the device is actually going to be made of metal or if it will just sport a plastic back with a metal finish. It is also possible that LG offers the G3 in two variants: one with a plastic back, 2GB of RAM and a 1080p screen and a “premium” version with a metal back, 3GB of RAM and a QHD screen.
The G3 is actually going to be smaller (albeit 6mm wider) than the HTC One M8 with dimensions of 146.3mm x 74.6mm x 8.9mm. While the power and volume keys are still placed on the rear of the G3, leaked images indicate that they look and sport a better finish.
New Optimus UI and QuickCover
With the G3, LG is finally going to give its Optimus UI a much-needed makeover with a flatter and cleaner looking design. Some leaked screenshots have already revealed how the homescreen will look along with the presence of a contextual widget that shows information depending on your location and time.
The G3 is also going to come with a very unique QuickCircle case, which has already been officially unveiled by LG. The case has a circular opening in its front, which will allow G3 owners to make or receive calls, play/pause music and more without the need of opening it.
The LG G3 will be the last major Android handset to be unveiled in the first half of this year and it is very well possible that it turns out to be the best of the lot.