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Galaxy S5 ‘killer’ confirmed to launch next month

Published Apr 29th, 2014 6:50AM EDT
LG G3 Release Date

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LG on Tuesday confirmed the name of its next Android flagship device, the LG G3, in a press release announcing the company’s “improved first-quarter 2014 results.” The LG G3, expected to be one of the main Galaxy S5 rivals this year, has been featured in plenty of reports and leaks so far, with some of them suggesting the phone will arrive earlier than anticipated.

Its predecessors launched in fall 2012 (Optimus G) and fall 2013 (LG G2), but it looks like LG is eager to bring its next-gen high-end device to market as soon as possible.

LG apparently sees the G3 as a best-selling device, one that would help the company’s bottom line. “Higher revenues are expected in the second quarter with the release of the flagship LG G3 smartphone and wider roll-out of the mass-tier L Series III,” LG said in its announcement.

Furthermore, the company told reporters in South Korea that the phone will be launched by the end of May, according to ZDNet Korea, although a clear release date for the handset isn’t available yet. Pricing details for the G3 aren’t available either.

The company has not revealed what the new smartphone will have to offer, but recent reports indicated the handset would feature a high-resolution QHD (2560 x 1440) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and a main camera with optical image stabilization. Recent image leaks have shown the G3’s home screen and revealed the phone will also have buttons on the back, like its predecessor.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

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