A new report from the Korean media is indicating that the LG G3 release date has been set for May 17th. If the rumor proves true, that the LG G2 will become available for purchase less than a year after its predecessor, the LG G2, was officially introduced.
The same source also reveals some of the technical specifications of the LG G2 follow-up. According to them, the LG G3 will come with a QHD display with an impressive resolution of 1440 x 2560, which will bring four times as many pixels as a 720p display. It seems that the LG G3 will also pack a slightly larger display than the LG G2. While the G2 comes with a 1080p 5.2-inch screen, its successor will reportedly arrive with a 5.5-inch screen.
The QHD G3 rumors are very plausible, given that the Samsung Galaxy S5 (which is G3’s main competitor) is also reported to pack the same 1440 x 2560 resolution.
Sources in the industry claim that LG is also readying a successor for the G Pro phablet, which will be called G Pro 2. According to the aforementioned source, the LG G Pro 2 will be officially introduced in February, most likely during the Mobile World Congress 2013 even that will take place in Barcelona.
Not long ago, a report coming from Taiwan indicated that the fingerprint sensor suppliers will have a hard time manufacturing enough modules, as both Samsung and LG will use the technology in their next-gen high-end smartphones. This basically means that both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3 will come with such sensors.
It’s interesting though that LG decided to announce its 2014 flagship less than a year after G2’s debut. Maybe the Koreans want to bring the LG G3 on the market as a soon as possible in an attempt to bite a bigger chunk of Samsung Galaxy S5’s market share.