LG G3 set to be launched globally on May 27

LG has started sending out invites for an event that will take place on May 27 in three cities - London, New York, San Francisco - followed by a May 28 launch in Singapore, Istanbul, and Seoul.

The invite (seen above), which quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson, reads 'To be simple is to be Great.' The capitalised 'G', in the same font as the LG G2 branding, is a direct hint that the company's latest flagship, the LG G3 will be launched at the event.

Notably, while announcing the Q4 earnings, LG in a statement had announced that it will reveal the successor to the LG G2 flagship in the second quarter of this year, alongside a roll-out of the L-Series III smartphones to more regions. The Q2 launch confirmation and the May 27 event date tie together nicely.

Earlier the successor to the LG G2 flagship, the LG G3, had been spotted in various leaks. Recently GSMArena claimed to have obtained a live image of the alleged LG G3, which shows back-mounted buttons for power and volume controls, first seen in LG G2. The leaked image indicated that the rumoured G3 will feature a new design, different from the current LG G-series smartphones.

Another leak showed the purported LG G3 screenshots flaunting a new 'flat' UI on the QHD display of the handset. The notification panel was also seen with a new design, in-line with the rest of the interface, which looked a little cluttered due to its QSlide app tray. It was also reported to be running over Android KitKat OS.

While there are various rumoured specifications doing rounds of the Internet, one thing which LG has already confirmed is the inclusion of a Quad-HD (1440x2560 resolution) pixels display in the LG G2's successor.

Other rumoured specifications suggests the handset to run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat along with a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB built-in storage that can be expanded up to 64GB. The AnTuTu benchmark test also pointed out some more specifications such as Adreno 330 GPU, OpenGL ES 3.0, a rather inaccurate 640 dpi, and multi-touch support.


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