The countdown to the G3 is on.
Earlier this week, LG confirmed that its newest flagship phone, the LG G3, will be out before the end of the second quarter. The news was revealed in a statement about the company's Q1 quarterly earnings. Now, it looks like we have a date for the unveiling of the phone. Though it has not yet been confirmed, LG today sent out invitations to an event that is widely believed to be the launch of the G3.
"To be simple is to be Great," the invitation reads. The event will take place in London, New York, and San Francisco on May 27. Events in Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul will take place on May 28. Though the invitation offers no inclination as to what we can expect, it has to be the G3 unless LG is planning a quiet launch for the device or has another event scheduled for June.
Speaking during its earnings report, the company specifically stated that the release of the G3 would impact Q2 revenues. If that's the case, it would need to be available well before the end of Q2 (which is the end of June), so a May launch fits the bill perfectly. Rumors about the device point to a Quad HD display with a resolution of 2360 x 1440 pixels. LG talked about a Quad HD smartphone display last August, around the same time as when the G2 launched. Measuring 1.21 mm thick with a 1.2 mm bezel, the 5.5-inch panel is 12 percent thinner than the 5.2-inch panel on the G2 and packs 534 ppi.