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May
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As was the the G2, LG's G3 is one of the most leaked high-end smartphones of the year, and the information just seems to keep on flowing. Today, GSM Arena posted images from an internal presentation on the G3 in Korea, and they basically confirm many of the device's suspected components.

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Perhaps most importantly, the G3 will apparently be the first major smartphone to launch with a QHD (Quad HD) display, something long predicted as inevitable in the race to ever-denser screens. Like LG's previous panels, this will be an IPS display with a full RGB stripe subpixel layout. This increases effective pixel density, because there are actually substantially more subpixels in a full RGB stripe layout as opposed to other methods (like PenTile, or Samsung's proprietary striping patterns). LG also seems to think that a 100% sRGB gamut is better than a 150% sRGB gamut, though I don't think the marketing department quite gets what they're saying on that one. Also, the screen is freaking huge, at 5.5 inches.

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Beyond the display, the specifications are largely in line with what has been expected: a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (no mention of an SD card slot), a 3000mAh removable battery, 13MP rear camera (with "OIS+"), 2.1MP front, and likely support for a range of LTE specifications.

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The camera isn't particularly detailed in the technical sense here, but we do know there's going to be some kind of fist-making gesture to snap a selfie (either squeezing the phone or your hand in the air, it's not clear). The rear camera's autofocus is talked about a lot, so we have to assume that laser on the back is indeed a thing and that it will be assisting with image focusing. Our translator says this slide claims the G3 will have better, faster autofocus than the G2.

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The phone will also have a 1 watt external speaker, which is definitely good, as the G2's speaker was among the worst of last year's phones. Other specifications include the dimensions (146.3x74.6x8.9mm), OS version (Android 4.4), and available colors (metallic black, silk white, gold).

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David Ruddock
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  • rasty++

    ...1 watt amp, 1,5 speaker

  • ddpacino

    5.5"?? Too big (NOT what she said.)

    • Chris

      Too small my new G Flex is 6" perfect for me ;)

      • John Smith

        I agree - if I can hold it with two hands it's much more satisfying

  • Mark

    Looks so much like the OnePlus One specs list :)

    • Mike Gonzalez

      the difference is G3 will actually deliver

      • Matthew Fry

        Actually literally.

        • Martin Jastram

          i think, i´ll still have my OPO in my hands sooner, than anyone gets the G3.
          you just really have to want it ;-)

  • Cherokee4Life

    Thank you for waiting to release this news, because you are the first tech site to have actual info and more pictures. Once again Android Police taking their time to release NEWS and not just a picture.

    • Chad S

      I'm not fussing at AP, (one of the best Android news sites IMO) but Android Central had the picture and news story up two hours ago.

      • Cherokee4Life

        true, however if I remember correctly they just had the picture of the specs and then wrote the same specs down in their article. All they did was post a picture, we all could read the specs from the picture.

        • Chad S

          True, but AP basically did the same, just put the spec list into sentences. I didn't get anything more out of it than a regular list.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Well, we actually contacted a Korean native speaker to translate the slides, so there's that.

  • Michael Siegel

    I think performance is going to lag with just a snapdragon 801 and the high resolution.

    • Raphael Uduhiri

      Lot of people looking past the 801 which is the fastest snapdragon chip available in the market. Specs isn't everything. We already have the 800 powering tablets with that same resolution

      • gfhjgjhg

        tegra k1 is the fastest mobile chip available in the market

        • Raphael Uduhiri

          Ok???

    • Alberto Blasi

      I think LG knows better than you.

  • Badouken

    I feel like this phone will be a good upgrade from the galaxy S3 :D, unless something else at Verizon comes out that totally wows me before my August upgrade.

  • Gabriel Melo

    This is definetely going to be my next phone. Unless moto x+1 bring something from another world to the table.

    http://media.giphy.com/media/12oQNsLa6CccDu/giphy.gif

  • http://www.twitter.com/joshuaworth Joshua Worth

    5.4mm wider than the Nexus 5 :-/

    • supremekizzle

      I was so hyped for this phone for so long, but it is starting to sound quite big....Oh well, the G2 is already $400 off contract at T-Mobile, maybe it will go even lower...

      • Me

        Yeah this is a weird upgrade to me. Similar to the S3 to S4 upgrade.

  • tlogank

    Man, was really hoping for the new 805 CPU to be in this phone, especially with that unnecessary screen resolution...now I'm less excited. If the phone has water resistance and OIS, I still might get it, but definitely a little damper on my excitement with the width/801.

    • Isaac Abraham

      Totally agree the 801and 3,000mah battery is killing it for me. Was so excited about this. Now it falls to the camera +sensors and amp for sound quality.

      • Martin Jastram

        as somebody already pointed out, pretty much no one will use the 805, du to its lack of lte.
        it needs to be paired with an extra chip. thus taking up more space.
        so oem´s are waiting for the 810, which is still not available.
        the fault is not with LG.

        and whats so bad about the battery?
        the F7 has a smaler one, the OPO is bigger and the battery only slightly bigger.
        so in my opinion a bigger battery would just not fit.

        one can argue about the screen resolution and it´s eating up battery and i would second that. but apart from that itßs a great phone

      • John Smith

        ... and SDcard. If there's really no SDcard then I'll get a cheaper phone off-contract whilst I wait...

  • http://www.androidnext.de/ Andreas Floemer | androidnext

    You realized, that this model might be just for Korea, right? The model numbers F400S/K/L differ from the ones we saw at the FCC and the LG UK-website. We might see different specs in other parts of the world.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      It's unlikely they'll differ significantly, but yes, it is possible. LG's Korean phones typically aren't very different from their international counterparts, though. Apart from LTE-A support and TV antennas.

      • http://www.androidnext.de/ Andreas Floemer | androidnext

        True, but I actually expect a bigger, not removable battery, maybe with the rumored 3,200mAh battery. But we'll see.

      • kekkojoker90

        There will be 2 versione of the lg g3 one with 16gb and 2gb of ram and this versione with 32gb and 3gb of ram

  • supremekizzle

    Uh oh. A little bigger than I was anticipating...

  • mlj11

    5.5" puts this into phablet territory... Doesn't LG already have the Pro series for that?

    Are we really gonna make all flagship phones unusable one-handed??

    Smh

    • TheLastAngel

      Well everybody ran out of ideas long ago. So get ready for 4k and 6" phones...

  • usamaisawake

    For some 100% sRGB is better than 150% because they prize accuracy over vividness, I think. Maybe that's why they've put that text in bold letters.

  • Mayoo

    I know it's only poor quality stills of a leak but without the text, I wouldn't have picked Quad HD. Way too much lightning.

  • OnbekendeBekende

    Damn no 805 :(

    • Andrew Loiacono

      I thought the 805 was for tablets, doesn't have built in LTE and such. Can someone prove me wrong or explain when and where we will see the 805?

      • Evan Anderson

        Correct, the 805 has to be paired with one of Qualcomm's MDM9x35 series of modems to enable mobile connectivity. This is why OEMs are going with the 801. They're also waiting for the 810 to be released.

  • rmkilc

    Nexus 5 (2014) :)

  • BeardedcornBread

    Why a 3000mah battery still? Those specs will kill the battery fast, unless gremlins live inside it

    • Stupidog

      Without seeing tests, I think it's unfair to say the specs will kill the battery.

  • Tyler James Edward Hills

    Don't get me wrong I love my G2. But for maybe the first time I think some of these specs are overkill. 5.5 is too big for a phone. Quad HD is unecessary. If the Moto X+1 brings G2 specs with Moto's software touches, that'll probably be the next phone for me

  • Godspoken

    Y'know, I recently upgraded from a Note to a Note 3 and almost forgot that the resolution was bumped up to 1080p. I really don't get the resolution race.

  • Me

    G2.5? or G2s?

  • annaarron

    I thought these rumors were believed to be false? The G2 already has a 13MP OIS camera, 3000mAh battery, and just a slightly older 800 CPU. If this is true, having a larger, higher res display will most likely mean worse battery life than the G2 http://goo.gl/bSvcXH

  • http://dabuxian.com/ Dabu

    5,5" screen? 1440p? We really don't need that. I hope that won't be a next Nexus, it's getting insane. Does the unnecessary spec race ever stop? Or do we keep going until phones are bigger than tablets?

  • Moosc

    Isn't this a smaller battery then the lg G2.

  • Serotheo

    As much as I love my Note 3 I can't agree with how large the G3 is going to be, I imagine battery life is going down the drain here with the same sized battery and a massively higher resolution display.

  • RXG9

    Yesss removable battery! I'm hoping they have this in the US and International versions and not just the Korean versions like the LG G2

  • Colleen Osbaldo

    Battery timing really sucks.

  • TheLastAngel

    I love their knock against PenTile. Give us that good stripey LCD goodness LG!

  • PhoneUpgrader

    Size? Similar to the HTC M8 - The M8 is 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 and this is 146.3x74.6x8.9mm. So wider by 4 mm than the HTC M8 but thinner and only 1mm taller. Not too bad imo! Was looking at this as don't like any of the other new phones (M8 would be my alternative but don't like the camera!).

    • PhoneUpgrader

      Not to mention the Z2 which is even taller! 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 (but thinner and narrower again). Not a lot in it size wise!

  • Tommy

    I know what I want to accomplish with my device, I just need it to be ready to accept commands and process them quickly. The G3 has performed that role as well as any handset I’ve used in the past year and, a few cosmetic issues aside, is my favorite phone of 2014. And if you have decided to become a proud owner of this device, perhaps you’re in the market for a solid and beautiful protection case as well.

    http://9cases.com/2014/05/best-cool-lg-g3-cases-screen-protector/

  • Tommy

    I know what I want to accomplish with my device, I just need it to be ready to accept commands and process them quickly. The G3 has performed that role as well as any handset I’ve used in the past year and, a few cosmetic issues aside, is my favorite phone of 2014. And if you have decided to become a proud owner of this device, perhaps you’re in the market for a solid and beautiful protection case as well.

    http://9cases.com/2014/05/best-cool-lg-g3-cases-screen-protector/