News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday May 21, 2014.
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LG hosted a "secret" presentation to pre-reveal its next great device, the LG G3. I put secret in quotations because nothing is secret in tech anymore, evidenced by the series of photos of slides from the presentation that have leaked from the event. Photos from the event have predictably been uploaded online, revealing most of the key information that we didn't know and confirming what we've all long suspected.
LG will be the first of the major manufacturers to release a 5.5-inch Quad-HD display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution (538ppi). LG touts that it will have a woven style IPS display called Real stripe rather than the dotty Pentile that it claims won't be as color accurate or bright. It will also have a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, an Android 4.4 KitKat, a 2.1-megapixel front camera, and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. Interestingly, there's "some sort of laser" that will help with lowlight photography. The exact methodology is unclear but LG is set to reveal all next week.
Other specs leaked from the event include:
- 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm
- Android 4.4 KitKat with new LG user experience
- LTE-Advanced, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, USB 2.0
- 32GB internal storage (might differ by market)
- 3,000mAh battery
- One-watt speaker amplifier for higher audio volume
Andrew is based in Miami, Florida.