LG G3 specifications unveiled, to come with a QHD display, octa-core processor, 16MP camera and fingerprint scanner

Far back in August, LG Display officially unveiled the world's first 5.5-inch Quad HD AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones. LG didn't revealed when it intended to launch a smartphone with a QHD display, but if recent reports are believed to be true, then we might see this panel live in action in the second half of 2014. According to Korea publication ZDNet industry sources, LG has started working the successor of LG G2, expected to be dubbed as LG G3.

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ZDNet reports that the next-generation flagship Android smartphone from LG will arrive sometime in the second half of 2014, and will come with a Quad-HD (2560x1440p resolution) display, octa-core processor developed by LG and 16MP rear camera.

To remind you all, earlier this year, LG signed an agreement with ARM to license its Cortex-A50 series processors, which are 64-bit capable. So we assume that LG's own processor will benefit from this agreement. The processor is codenamed LG Odin.  

The news comes when Samsung is also said to be using its own Exynos octa-core processor in the Galaxy S5. Samsung is also rumoured to include the same, Quad-HD display and 16MP camera in Galaxy S5.

Coming to another news, according to Korea Herald industry sources, LG is testing a prototype of LG G3 with fingerprint sensor. The scanner is said to be a swipe-based scanner, unlike Apple's Touch ID. The LG G3 is being designed to sync with the company's upcoming LG G-Arch smartwatch and LG-Health fitness wristband.

Korean Herald has also confirmed the ZDNet report, and adds that G3 will run on Android 4.4 KitKat. However, according to Herald, LG will be announcing the LG G3 with LG G-Arch and LG-Healt wristband at MWC 2014 in February, and not in second half of 2014 as suggested by ZDNet. 

There's no way to confirm this report at this point, so it's better you take the whole story with a grain of salt. As the leaks has just started flowing, expect to hear more in the coming months.

Source - ZDNet, Korean Herald & Daum
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