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With only 2 million G2 units sold in 2013, out of which 900,000 were sold in the region of LG’s home market of South Korea, the smartphone manufacturing company’s predicted goal of selling a total of 10 million units were shattered completely. To be honest, there was absolutely nothing wrong with LG’s current flagship smartphone. A Snapdragon 800 chipset with a blazing fast 2.3 GHz processor, 3 GB of RAM and 5.2 inch full HD screen, what more could you ask for from such an offering (unless you find an extremely fast smartphone rather tedious).
The only problem is that when you have smartphone giants like Samsung and Apple spearheading their operations; it becomes increasingly difficult to take a large piece of the pie from the global smartphone market share. That being said, LG hopes to end this drought with the release of their next generation flagship smartphone; yes you guessed it; the G3.
LG’s G3 will make its debut on May 17th in Korea. The release date will be fluttering around the same time when Samsung gets prepped to release its own flagship smartphone; the Galaxy S5. If the release of the G3 takes place around the same date as the S5, then LG will be able secure substantial sales, seeing as how the G3 will be way faster than its predecessor.
The G3 will come armed with a 2K resolution ( 1440 x 2560 pixels ) and will have a screen size measuring 5.5 inches diagonally. The 13 megapixel present in the G2 will be augmented to a 16 megapixel camera. In addition, the smartphone will also be sporting either a quad core or an octacore Odin processor that will have a Snapdragon 805 chipset embedded in the system. Currently, there is no word on the amount of memory the G3 will be housing but LG will make sure that it will not be less than 3 GB, in order to facilitate smoother multitasking for the users.
For LG, we sincerely hope that their next offering fares better than its last, because the Android market has become severely saturated and room for margins should not be tolerated by the company.