While Sony and Samsung released their 2014 flagships earlier this year, the Xperia Z2 and Galaxy S5 respectively, and the folks at HTC will introduce “The All New One” in a couple of weeks, the tech publications have turned their attention to the LG G3. The rumor mill speculates that the Korea-based phone maker will introduce the LG G2 successor early summer and the latest reports in the industry reveal that it will be a powerful competitor for the three aforementioned smartphones.
Korean publication ETNews writes that the LG G3 will arrive with a water and dust proof case, just like the Sony high-end flagship released over the past year and the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S5. It looks like the waterproof smartphones are beginning to become mainstream, and, hopefully, all smartphone makers will borrow this feature.
Famous leaker @evleaks also talks about the LG G3 on his Twitter account, saying that a smartphone codenamed LG D850 will arrive at AT&T. Even though he doesn’t mention the device by the name of LG G3, @evleaks reminds us that “D800 was G2, D820 was Nexus 5, and D830 was G Pro 2.”
According to an article written by Phone Arena the LG G3 will arrive with a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) screen. For what it’s worth, the Galaxy S5 was rumored to pack a QHD screen, but Samsung has settled for a 1080p screen. We’ve also heard from various sources that both Vivo Xplay 3S and Oppo Find 7 might arrive with QHD displays.
Phone Arena also talks about an LG smartphone codenamed B2. It seems that the model numbers for this handset will be LG D851 and LG VS985, the later one describing the Verizon model. If @evleaks’ report is accurate and the LG D850 is AT&T’s G3, then the D851 might be another carrier variant of the LG flagship.
The same source also revealed that the LG G3 will pack a 13 MP primary shooter, while the display will measure 5.5 inches diagonally, which is the same as the one of the Optimus G Pro, which was LG’s high-end phablet for 2013. The folks at Phone Arena also mention about a G Pro 2 Lite, which, as you’ve probably guessed already, will be a cheaper variant of the G Pro 2 phablet launched earlier last month at Mobile World Congress.