There’s that saying about saving the best for last and also having the last laugh. I don’t know if I’m right about LG doing that but if the upcoming G3 ends up being the beast that the leaks have made us believe it is then we’re in for a treat on the 27th of May when it officially announces the device to the world.
The LG G3 will be launched over a two-day period in 3 cities each day starting from the 27th: New York, London and San Francisco on day one and Singapore City, Seoul and Istanbul on the second day. As if they couldn’t emphasis the “3” they left out in the invite card much better.
LG G3 is expected to follow in the footsteps of the Oppo Find 7 and that other Vivo phone (Xplay 3S) by being one of the few smartphones with a QHD display (2560 x 1440 pixels). Whether or not you need a QHD on your smartphone at this point in time is debatable but it is all a matter of pushing the boundaries and differentiation.
On that differentiation bit, LG has done a lot by putting volume controls and the power on/off button at the back of the device but that’s not enough. Their custom UI is still very much a Samsung TouchWiz copycat and it seems someone has been working to correct that. A new flatter (everyone is going flat these days) UI is in the offing as evidenced by recently leaked screenshots.
We’re not sure of the other specs at this moment and everything out there is still a rumour save for the obvious fact that it will run on Android 4.4 KitKat. We just hope that LG will be able to live up to the hype machine. Something that Samsung did not do so well with the Galaxy S5 hence the lukewarm reception when it was announced before positives of the device became known.
Samsung is rumoured to be preparing another S5 with the specs that we expect the G3 to ship with so it is either LG gets it with the G3 since we since to be having a problem mentioning the G Pro 2 in the same breath as the Xperia Z2, HTC One M8 or the Galaxy S5 or they miss it. If you’ve forgotten, LG was widely rumoured to be the first to release a smartphione with 3 GB RAM. The G2 came without that. It is the Note 3 that stole the shine.
It is worth noting that LG is releasing the G3 at least two months earlier than the G2’s release. This could be informed by the competitiveness in the market. A Q2 global roll-out won’t hurt since all the current devices have had their fair shares of oohs and aahs. It will likely coincide with the global release of the Lumia 930 and is expected to appeal to all the picky customers who were not won over by the flagships released so far. The launch also comes 10 days after Huawei has released the P7.
With those rumours of the Android Silver program and Google I/O in the offing, will we see the G3 become LG’s Android Silver blueprint as the G series has been a Nexus device forebearer? Time is our best friend to answer all these questions.