LG has at last announced the details of its new LG G3 flagship phone, putting to bed all of the rumours and leaks that have been prevalent in recent weeks and months, and ending speculation over what would be the first phone to come to market with the new generation of smartphone.
So with the company now putting all its cards on the table, how true were all the rumours, and what proved to be little more than a pipe dream? We look at the details of the LG G3 after the firm’s official launch on Tuesday (May 27th).
The specs of the phone are the most important aspect that we’ve all been keeping tabs on recently, and it became apparent on Tuesday that most of what had been rumoured was actually true.
Perhaps the biggest news is that LG will indeed be the first company to come to market with a quad HD screen, beating rival Samsung to the punch on this extremely high-definition display type.
Given that the rumour mill has been rife with speculation about Samsung working on a prime version of its own flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S5, with such a display, the first move from LG will be a key one in terms of sales.
As well as the spectacular 5.5-inch display, the LG’s other nice specs include its rear camera, which packs in 13MP, OIS+, laser autofocus and dual LED flash. It will also have a 2.1MP front-facing snapper.
Inside, the phone will not come with an octa-core processor, quite surprisingly – but it will be home to a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Different models will also have a varying level of RAM.
If you should trade in your phone and buy the larger 32GB variant, then your new device will come with 3GB of RAM, but those who opt for the 16GB version will need to settle for just 2GB of RAM.
The device will also come with the latest Google operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, with an updated Optimus user interface from LG itself, which actually gives it a little bit of a feel of Apple’s iOS 7 in its design – only time will tell how well this will go down with avid Android fans.
One rumour that proved not to be true was that which said LG was going to make moves to change its reputation for providing phones that are easily smudged and marked by fingerprints.
It was thought that the company was getting rid of its plastic chassis used on previous models in order to replace it with a rather high-end metal variant, but this is not the case.
While the new phone certainly looks metal – we can see where the confusion came from the leaked images in the past few weeks – and even feels like metal, it is in fact still a plastic chassis.
Only time will tell if this new style of case will protect from the sort of smudging that LG users have been complaining about in recent years.