LG are set to join the party of flagship releases in 2014. So far we have seen the HTC One M8, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2. The LG 2014 sequel to their 2013 G2, is rumoured to be announced on May 17 and while we have seen a few rumours regarding its specs the details are few and far between, with the main one being that it totes a QHD display of 2560×1440 resolution. In the past few days we have seen some more details surface.
MyLGPhones have unearthed a User Agent Profile of a Sprint Version of the LG G3. The important specs leaked within the UA Profile are:
- 2560×1440 display resolution
- Android 4.4.2
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 CPU
- 3GM RAM
- 32GB Internal Storage
- MicroSD Storage
- 13MP camera
One of the main criticisms LG have copped in the past has been its UI or skin that it uses on top of the standard Android interface. In last year’s review of the LG G2 it was the main negative of the device. It will be interesting to see if LG have been listening to any of the criticism heaped upon them by users of this interface. A screenshot of the home-screen of the LG G3 has leaked showing a flatter interface. This is much more mature than that of previous years. We can only hope that LG follow this UI change throughout the entire Android interface.
Not much about this device seems to make it stand out from its competitors and I suspect the lower specced CPU may struggle a bit with a QHD screen resolution. With many of the other flagships out and available now LG had better get their act into gear and get this out there if they expect to make any impact at all in the high end smartphone market of 2014.
Will you be getting this phone? Would you prefer an LG over the Samsung or HTC flagships?