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Don't Buy LG G2: LG Says G3 Arriving Before End of June

The LG G2 was first announced in early August, but it looks like LG won't be waiting for the one-year mark before announcing this year's flagship phone. The company has confirmed that the rumored LG G3 will be released before the end of June. 

The news was revealed in a statement about LG's first quarter financial results. The company announced that smartphone shipments were up 19 percent compared to last year and revenues increased 6 percent, but added that revenue is expected to grow even further with the release of the G3 in Q2.

"The LG Mobile Communications Company shipped 12.3 million smartphones in the first quarter — comprising 75 percent of all phones shipped — an increase of 19 percent from the same period the previous year," LG said. "Revenues of KRW 3.41 trillion (USD 3.19 billion) increased 6 percent year-on-year and operating profit margins rose quarter-on-quarter due to the launch of G Pro 2 in the domestic market and more efficient marketing spending. 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."

We've been hearing talk of the G3 for a while now. If the rumors are to be believed, the hero feature of this device will be the 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 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.

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  • Blazer1985
    QuadHD... 5.5"... Conveniently sold with a 780ti for playing angry birds. And for what? To brag about the fact that even Sauron can't see the pixels on screen?
    Marketing bull$hit.
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  • kamhagh
    If the screen is more than 445 PPI, I'm gonna spend my whole life on trying to work on lg and get promoted until I see CEO of lg , than punch him in the face and get back here !!!
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  • 11796pcs
    "If the rumors are to be believed, the hero feature of this device will be the Quad HD display with a resolution of 2360 x 1440 pixels."
    What? Quad HD is 3840x2160. I think the author meant to write 2560x1440.
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  • kamhagh
    When human eye can't see , won't feel difference when PPI is more than 450 why should they do that?
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  • genrldisaray
    "If the rumors are to be believed, the hero feature of this device will be the Quad HD display with a resolution of 2360 x 1440 pixels."
    What? Quad HD is 3840x2160. I think the author meant to write 2560x1440.

    I'm sure she did mean 2560x1440, which is Quad HD, as "HD" is 720p. 1080p is Full HD, and 3840x2160 would be Ultra HD.
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  • icrf
    No, marketers keep flipping between definitions of "HD" which in this case is actually 720p, not 1080p, though it sounds like they're cheating the long dimension a few pixels, too.
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  • anthony8989
    QuadHD... 5.5"... Conveniently sold with a 780ti for playing angry birds. And for what? To brag about the fact that even Sauron can't see the pixels on screen?
    Marketing bull$hit.

    Why does everyone get so physically angry at the natural progression of displays? I don't understand it - the flag ship phone of each generation sells for roughly the same price, yet the specifications are improving. Why is that a bad thing?
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  • Blazer1985
    Because: 1- flagship phones are becoming bigger, a year ago 5.5" would have been a "phablet", today it is just an average phone. And I personally don't like that.
    2- such high ppi are just marketing, you have no benefits but you surely have drawbacks, the screen will consume more battery along with the gpu that needs to handle that resolution (which is prohibitive even for desktop gpus). So while the average buyer is allowed to say "wooow" and buy that thing, we should be able to see pros and cons... Here pros are lacking.
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  • Blazer1985
    Oh, and the whole "thinner than you" marketing brag. Transforming something that should sit comfortably in your hand into an unholdable razor blade. I.e. my 925 is way less comfy than a bulkier 920 or other older phones (sadly).
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  • "If the rumors are to be believed, the hero feature of this device will be the Quad HD display with a resolution of 2360 x 1440 pixels."
    What? Quad HD is 3840x2160. I think the author meant to write 2560x1440.
    1280x720 = HD
    1920x1080 = full HD
    2560x1440 = quad HD
    3840x2160 = ultra HD
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