While three of the big players of the smartphone market already unveiled their flagships for 2014 (Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and Sony Xperia Z2), LG’s upcoming G3 is yet to be announced. Rumor has it that the LG G3 release date will be early summer, while new reports give us more hints about the handset’s user interface.
The LG G2 is already a great smartphone, that can still compete against the likes of Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8 despite being almost a year older, so the LG G3 will have to be insanely cool to be considered a worthy successor for the G2.
This might be the reason why the rumor mill talks about amazing LG G3 technical specifications. The handset is expected to sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution, a water and dust proof body, and a 13 MP rear-facing shooter with OIS (optical image stabilization) and support for 4K video recording.
When it comes to processing solutions, the rumors are a bit contradicting. While some say that it will be underpinned by a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, others claim that it will be underpinned by an octo-core MediaTek chipset. We’ve even heard whispers about a processor developed in house by LG. Fortunately, most reports agree on the amount of RAM: 3 GB.
But, aside of hardware upgrades and design tweaks, most users will also ask for software improvements brought to the user interface LG develops for their Android handsets. We are pretty sure that the folks at LG are cooking up a couple of neat software features, but it looks like there will be design changes of some kind too. The current versions of Optimus UI is pretty similar to the TouchWiz UI running on Samsung’s devices, but, according to Dutch sources quoted by Phone Arena, LG could operate some changes to their UI.
If the screenshot below proves true, then LG G3’s user interface will have flatter, cleaner look. Anyway there’s not much to tell from the picture, but we all hope that LG’s interface changes will go beyond design, and that they’ve developed one or two software features capable of setting new trends in the smartphone world. In your opinion, will the LG G3 be able to fight off Galaxy S5’s dominance?