LG to Launch the G3 May 27th in Six Cities Across the World; Possibly the G Watch Too


For a while now, we've been hearing about the G3 and what LG's next flagship is going to feature under the hood. We've even seen it leak out a couple of times, and when a device like this gets seen in this many leaked photos, it usually means it's not too far away from market. That seems to be the case with the G3 and in the South Korean company's recent earning report, it was plainly spelled out that Q2 would be when the G3 launches. Now, it's looking very much like May 27th (and 28th depending on time zones) is going to be launch date. Why else would you hold events in six countries across the world, including New York, London, San Francisco, Seoul, Istanbul and Singapore?

According to The Verge, LG is sending out invites to these events that are to be hosted around the world and are doing so with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson saying that "to be simple is to be great", with the 'G' predictably styled like the 'G' from the G2 and the Optimus G before it. LG's upcoming flagship is shaping up to be an impressive piece of hardware, with a 2560 x 1440 display resolution all but confirmed and processing specs to take on - and likely surpass - this year's already launched flagships like Samsung's Galaxy S5.

There's a chance that the G Watch is to be unveiled on stage as well, as the company has been steadily revealing more details of the Android Wear-powered watch, with a website you can take a 360 look at it. However, we're not holding our breath on this one, as we're sure Google will want to have most of the buzz when it comes to Android Wear come Google I/O later in the summer.

The invitations to the events are shown on backgrounds with a brushed-aluminum look to them, which could be a hint that LG is to release a device made out of more premium materials, but we'll have to wait and see on that score. May 27th is a launch date that's a little earlier than usual for LG, as the G2 wasn't announced until August. Presumably to better take on the Galaxy S5, as well as better orchestrate an international launch, the earlier reveal is one that many will be looking forward to.

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