With LG’s primary flagship lineup featuring phablet-size displays, it would make little sense for the Korean manufacturer to continue working on the G Pro series, which has fulfilled the role of giving users large displays with the first two iterations. LG doesn’t seem to want to give up though, as a new report says that the company is working on a 6-inch G Pro 3 for a launch later this year.
The G Pro 2 came out more than a year ago, which might have made some believe LG won’t be launching a successor. However, it’s possible it might be taking things slow so that it can make things exciting when it does launch the next G Pro. Indeed, the latest leak surrounding the device says it will pack hardware considerably more high-end than the LG G4.
This includes a Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is expected to make its way into flagship devices by the end of 2016. LG skipped the Snapdragon 810 for the G4 in a decision that’s now looking quite wise, as all the phones running on the chip plagued by overheating issues despite Qualcomm’s insistence that everything is fine. The S820 would certainly make the G Pro 3 an attractive option for consumers, though like the Nexus 6, it might not be the best fit for everyone.
That’s because the G Pro 3 is rumored to feature a 6-inch Quad HD display, a slight increase over the already-large 5.9-inch display on the G Pro 2. The phone will also reportedly have 4GB of RAM, a 20.7-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB of internal storage, and Android 5.1. A fingerprint sensor is said to be present, which means the G Pro 3 will not fall short when it comes to the number of upgrades it offers over LG’s current flagship.
The G4 has been on the market for a very short time, so it will no doubt be a while before LG announces the G Pro 3. A price tag of around $790 is expected to be attached to the device, though at this point it’s best to take any and all information with a pinch of salt.