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LG G3 Release Allegedly Set for July

by Jacob Kleinman | April 15, 2014April 15, 2014 4:00 pm PST


The LG G3 is on the way, and according to a new report from ZDNet Korea the G2 successor will be announced in June ahead of an official release in July. The news comes from the Korean site’s industry sources, who claim LG can’t afford to wait any longer to release its next major smartphone.

The G2 was announced in August 2013, but a senior LG official allegedly told ZDNet that the company needs to get the LG G3 into stores as soon as possible. That means an announcement in June followed by a launch several weeks later. “When you see the current market conditions, the release of August is too late,” the anonymous exec said.

The LG G3 is expected to sport a 5.5-inch 2560 × 1440-pixel display, a Qualcomm processor, a 13-megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and to run Android 4.4 with the company’s own UI on top. We’ve also heard rumors LG may introduce a fingerprint reader in an effort to compete with readers on the iPhone 5s and Galaxy S5.

A leaked LG phone from earlier today gave us a glimpse at what the phone might look like, revealing a device with barely any bezels and a redesigned Android skin reportedly headed for Japan. We won’t know if this is the LG G3 until the company makes an official announcement, though based on the latest rumors we may not be waiting much longer.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...