Thanks to dozens of leaked images, the upcoming LG G3 might be the worst kept secret in the smartphone industry right now, but a specification sheet that was released by a South Korean retailer on May 21, gives us our first indication of what to expect under the hood of LG’s latest flagship device.
According to a post on a popular Korean forum Seeko.co.kr, LG recently held an event for Korean retailers. At the Event LG showed a slide that discussed the specifications of the upcoming device. The LG G2 was an incredibly popular phone last year, and it easily rivaled the Galaxy Note 3 when it was launched, so LG has high hopes for the upcoming G3.
The New LG G3 will reportedly sport a 5.5-inch QuadHD IPS display, and will have a resolution of 2560x1440. The processor will be the tried and tested Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, which will be paired with 3GB of RAM. The front facing camera will be a 13.1-megapixel shooter with built in optical image stabilization, and the front facing camera will be a 2.1-megapixel unit.
In terms of internal storage it looks like consumers will have 32GB (no word on additional sd card storage) as standard to play around with . You will also find that the LG G3 will feature 4G LTE and NFC capabilities, Bluetooth 4.0 (BTLE), Android 4.4 KitKat, and it will have a 3,000mAh battery, which should provide all day battery life.
Overall the specs of the LG G3 look quite impressive, but they are not any better than current flagship phones from HTC and Samsung, which is surprising seeing as the G3 will be coming out months after the HTC One M8, and the Samsung Galaxy S5. Even more surprising is the fact that the specifications are hardly any better than last years Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which is really what LG tries to compete against.
The leak does reveal that the LG G3 shown on the slide is destined for South Korean carriers (namely SKTelecom, Korea Telecom Freetel, and LG U+) so the specifications for the European and North American device may change. There is no doubt that the LG G3 will be a very capable device, and will easily be one of the most powerful on the market at launch, but you just cannot help but think that the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 will have the upper hand again this year.