LG G3 has specs and features officially confirmed at secret event in South Korea
The LG G3 has been leaked like crazy over the past few weeks, and now that we’re less than a week away from the official multi-city unveiling event they aren’t going to stop. On the contrary, it looks like with every day that goes by we see even more things about the G3 leak.
Rarely though is a leak so official as this one. See, LG held a special secret event in its home country of South Korea, during which it talked about all of the G3’s features and specs. So this was like a launch before the actual launch. Or something like that. LG loves to do weird stuff with its device introductions.
Anyway, we’re not complaining. And it’s not like the G3’s specs haven’t been leaked to the moon and back already, but it’s nice to get them straight from the horse’s mouth.
The LG G3 will therefore have a 5.5-inch 2,560×1,440 QHD touchscreen (with 538 ppi pixel density), a 13 MP rear camera with dual-tone dual-LED flash and OIS+, a 2.1 MP front camera, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, 150 Mbps 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, a 1W speaker, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It will run Android 4.4 KitKat. Its dimensions are 146.3×74.6×8.9 mm, which means it will be only marginally bigger than the 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S5 (that’s obviously its main competitor) despite the much larger display it sports. Once again, LG has played the small bezel game very well indeed.
Wi-Fi and GPS aren’t mentioned on the leaked slides from LG’s mysterious event, but those are obviously going to be in. Much less clear is the fate of a possible microSD card slot. It too is missing from this list, but it may be in there as well.
While everything here was pretty much expected what with all the leaks and the current top specs for high-end devices, perhaps the only slightly disappointing detail is the battery capacity, remaining unchanged from last year’s G2. That phone, however, only had a 5.2-inch 1080p screen – and not the 5.5″ super high-res beast we’re seeing this time around. It remains to be seen whether the G3 will be able to match its predecessor when it comes to battery life, especially as that is one of the longest lasting flagship smartphones in recent times. So those are pretty big shoes to fill for the LG G3.
In South Korea, the G3 will get the model number F400, followed by S, K, or L for each carrier over there: SK Telecom, KT, or LG U+. As previously revealed, the launch colors will be white, black, and gold.