Buried inside the details about its financial results for the first quarter 2014, LG has confirmed that its next flagship smartphone the LG G3 will be released soon. The company, which is South Korea’s second largest smartphone maker, revealed in its official press release that it expects higher revenues “in the second quarter with the release of the flagship LG G3 smartphone.” The second quarter is business-speak for April, May and June. Since April is already gone that only leaves May and June, or in other words the LG G3 will be released within the next 8 weeks.
In fact, we may see the device even sooner than that. Since LG expects actual Q2 revenue from the release of the G3 then it means the release is coming before the end of June, in fact a May release is likely. Back in January, sources in the Korean media said that the LG G3 will be released sometime during May and this latest information from LG seems to confirm that.
Rumors about LG’s next flagship phone have been coming thick and fast, but the general consensus is that the device will keep the back-mounted buttons from the G2 and will feature a 5.5 inch QHD (1440×2560) display. According to a user agent profile from US carrier Sprint, the LG G3 will use a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, have 2GB of RAM, a 16 megapixel rear camera and run Android 4.4.2.
The general consensus is that the device will keep the back-mounted buttons from the G2 and will feature a 5.5 inch QHD (1440×2560) display.
Of course, the full feature list will only be known once the G3 is officially launched, and there is still time for LG to tweak the specification. With phones like the OnePlus One and Galaxy S5 already using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 then maybe LG will switch to that processor, rather than the Snapdragon 800 as found in the G2. There was the possibility that the G3 would use LG’s own mobile processor, the octa-core ODIN chip, however a May release of the G3 makes that increasingly unlikely.
Are you hoping for a May release of the LG G3? What are you hoping the specs will be?