LG has been making waves in the mobile scene as of late. With its impressive flagship, the LG G2 debuting last year drawing a lot of attention with its cutting edge specs as well as the manufacture of the Google flagship Nexus 5, it is safe to say that LG is back with a bang. Not resting on their laurels, the crew at LG are preparing to unveil the successor to the G2, the much anticipated LG G3. LG has just announced events held in San Francisco, New York, London, Istanbul, Seoul and Singapore for the launch of a new product, touted to be the G3, on the 27th of May.
Speculated specifications on the new flagship have just been released by the fine people at GSMArena and it is an absolute beast. Under the hood we have a blistering 2.26GHz Quad Core Krait 400 processor with Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon chipset and Adreno 330 GPU. The phone will feature 13 megapixel rear-facing and 2 megapixel front-facing cameras both with 1080p FullHD recording capabilities. The display is an impressive 5.5 inches QHD display with 2560×1440 pixels resolution, resulting in a staggering 534 pixels per inch density, and Gorilla Glass 3. The phone is expected to launch with Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Two variants are rumored for memory; 16GB with 2GB RAM and 32GB with 3GB RAM, both expandable with a microSD card slot. No price has been quoted yet but expect it to be on the premium side.
The specifications of the G3 are no doubt outstanding, yet from the teaser message of the product (shown below), we can expect it to in some way follow suit with the Samsung Galaxy S5 in bringing Android back to its basics. It may sound contradictory now with the release of the specs but it will be interesting to see what the cryptic message brings for the G3 and for the future Android flagships.
Though most of the spotlight is expected be on the G3, LG is also expected to unveil the G Watch, LG’s first foray into the wearables space and also possibly the first smartwatch to launch with Google’s new Android Wear.
This smartwatch will be both water and dust resistant, making it suitable for use at beach parties or just a leisurely swim however, LG has yet to announce the Ingress Protection (IP) rating . The G Watch possesses an “always on” screen, which allows information to be accessed instantly though it is expected to take a toll on the battery life. It also has voice command functionality using the hot word “OK Google” as most Android devices currently possess. The G watch is available in two colours; white with gold accents and black. Once again, prices have not been quoted but stay sharp as it may be announced on the 27th of May.
With these products braced to hit the shelves, the LG launch event on the 27th of May promises to be an exciting one and we look forward to more innovations from LG. Expect availability of the device in Malaysia between 6 to 8 months after the announcement if not sooner.