This year, LG took another claw at the smartphone industry, and despite poor results in the early years of Android, they have come out this year with a spectacular victory story. On top of being the Nexus smartphone manufacturer for two years running, they also released the LG G2, a smartphone that offered a decent smartphone experience for a pretty decent price.
With the huge wave LG are now riding, there’s no doubt that an LG G3 is in the works for next year as well, and some interesting information coming from Korea seems to suggest that the LG G3 will be an absolute powerhouse when it comes to hardware.
The leaked spec sheet comes from ZDNet Korea, and although there’s nothing great inside the new LG G3 that makes it stand out from the crowd, there certainly isn’t anything bad about the smartphone either, which suggests that the LG G3 will be a great competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy S5, and may even leave HTC scrambling around in the dust.
According to ZDNet Korea, the LG G3 will have the previously rumored LG Odin octa core processor that was talked a little bit about earlier this year. No details have been given on the architecture of the LG Odin chipset that will be used in the LG G3, and we can only guess whether the smartphone will use pure octa-core architecture, or an architecture similar to the big.LITTLE octa core chips from Samsung.
On top of the octa core Odin processor, the LG G3 will have a QHD display with a resolution of 2560×1440. This is expected to be the industry norm for flagship handsets next year, so it’s good to see LG can deliver.
The size of the LG G3 display hasn’t been revealed, and details on RAM hasn’t either, however a 5.2 inch or larger display with 3GB of RAM is most likely.
Finally, the LG G3 has been rumored to sport a fingerprint sensor on the back of the display that can be used to unlock the screen by swiping your finger across it. It’ll be interesting to see whether this technology will prove to be a true extra level of security, or whether it will fall victim to simple hacks and bypasses.
So far, no release date has been announced for the LG G3, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a glimpse of it at MWC 2014.