With the G Pro 2 on shelves in Korea (and those in the States patiently waiting for a domestic release) it’s no wonder the rumors surrounding LG’s next true flagship are picking up pace. So far, we’ve heard quite a bit about the upcoming flagship from Korean giant LG, including some of the most concrete evidence that the device is to feature a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad HD display. While a lot remains unknown about what’s to be inside of the LG’s latest, we’re all still wondering just when LG is going to be releasing the G3. With the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) now on shelves, LG’s G3 already has some stiff competition.
According to ZDNet Korea, the G3 will be announced some time in June and then hit shelves “early July”. Summer launches are always tricky for companies like LG, as HTC, Samsung and Sony will have had their latest devices on shelves for month, and many buyers will have already upgraded to one of these devices. Still, launching at the beginning of H2 could work in LG’s favor when it comes to specs. Last year the G2 was one of the first devices to launch with a Snapdragon 800 and this year the G3 could be the first device to launch with a Snapdragon 805. Right now, the G3 is known as the LS-990 and we have a long wait to see just what LG have put together for their 2014 flagship. It already looks like it’s heading to Sprint, but we’re pretty sure it’ll make it to all the major carriers like the G2 did.
LG will have to not only compete with devices that have been on the market for months, but also the Galaxy Note 4 which we’re sure will be hitting the market this Fall. Only if LG put a 2560 x 1440 display and a Snapdragon 805 will the G3 be able to compete with Samsung’s powerhouse Galaxy Note, and continue to stay relevant as we tick over into 2015. Are you looking forward to the latest and greatest from LG? Let us know in the comments below.