As the release of LG’s next flagship smartphone draws nearer, we are getting more accurate information regarding it. The LG G3 is going to be unveiled this May 27 at press events to be held in San Francisco, New York, London, Istanbul, Seoul and Singapore. Back in its home country of South Korea, the device had its price listed at mobile carrier LG U+ while a dummy unit was also spotted in a store.
The LG G3 (F400L) has been spotted in the website of LG U+ and carries a price tag of 650,000 won or roughly US$635. It’s also going to be available in white, gold, and titan color options. Since no official pricing details have been revealed for the US yet then we could assume that it’s going to be in the vicinity of the South Korean price. The price is clearly higher than that of the current flagship models of the competition and its choice of display is one of the contributing factors to its high cost.
Aside from pricing details a dummy unit of this upcoming device was also spotted in a South Korean store. If the dummy unit is accurate then it confirms that the LG G3 really comes with extremely thin bezels and will have a redesigned back button. The location of the IR Blaster, 3.5mm audio port, and USB port can also be seen from this dummy unit.
So what do we know so far of the LG G3? We know that it’s going to have a 5.5-inch IPS QHD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (534 ppi). It’s going to use a Qualcomm MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801 chip that comes with four Krait 400 cores with a clock speed of 2.26 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU. This model comes with 2GB of RAM for the 16GB version and 3GB of RAM for the 64GB version. There’s a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and a 2.1MP front facing camera capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps.
What’s probably one of the most interesting features of this device is that it will come with a laser autofocus system. The laser helps in detecting the depth of the subject being photographed and minimizes the time from tapping the shutter to capturing the photo. This allows for faster photos to be taken which are more precise.
When you combine this laser autofocus system with optical image stabilization and a 13MP rear camera then you have the makings of a top notch smartphone camera.
LG expects to 10 million units of the LG G3 which is quite a high number. Considering the company’s sales record for the LG G2 and the Nexus 5 this target is quite achievable.