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LG G3 release date, price, specs and new features

Chris Martin | March 21, 2014
LG blew us away with the G2 smartphone so what can it bring to the table with the LG G3? We take a look at the LG G3 release date, price, specifications and new features.

We've got the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 and the HTC One M8 is on the way, but what about the LG G3? We take a look at the LG G3's possible release date, price and specifications.

The LG G2 was announced in New York in August of last year and since then has earned a PC Advisor Gold Award and sits atop of our best smartphone chart. In other words, we're super impressed with the device and that means we hold a lot of expectation with its successor. See also: 18 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014.

There's a lot of pressure on the G3, not only from the success of the G2 but a new crop of rival flagships. Here's everything we know about the LG G3.

LG G3: Release date

There nothing official from LG on the release date of the G3 smartphone. However, a report by Asia Economic suggests that the G3 will be arriving on 17 May. The website cites 'industry sources' and also reveals some information on the G3's specification - see below.

LG G3: Price

We can only speculate on the LG G3's price at the moment and it's a particularly difficult one to call. The G2 came in at just £399 which was and is a great price for a flagship smartphone, offering consumers at least £100 off its rivals.

Whether LG does this again with the G3 remains to be seen. It would certainly give it one up on rivals like the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 but we wouldn't be surprised if it comes in at a higher price than its predecessor - especially if the following rumoured specification comes to fruition.

LG G3: Specs and new features

That same report from Asia Economic sheds some light the hardware which will be on offer with the LG G3, and it makes for tantalising reading.

QHD screen

We'll start with the screen which will reportedly increase from 5.2- to 5.5in but it's the resolution we're more interested in. The LG G3 could be the first smartphone to come with a QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560, four times that of a 720p screen.

This would mean a pixel density of 538 ppi and let's not forget that it was LG which unveiled a 5.5in QHD display back in August last year so it's not like the technology isn't available.

All of this is backed up by evleaks, the popular and usually spot on Twitter leaker, who has obtained some code for an 'LG D850' which has a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The G2 is codenamed the D802.

 

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