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LG G3 release date tipped for May 17

The LG G3 release date has been tipped for May 17, but we doubt this will be anywhere near the real launch.

We don’t doubt that LG is already working on the LG G2 successor, but the idea it may launch as early as May 17 is a little farfetched.

The alleged release date comes from reports in the Korean media, scheduling a LG G3 launch just nine months after the September LG G2 release date, which seems rather unlikely.

Something else that puts the kibosh on a May 17 release date for the LG G3 is the fact the date falls on a Saturday, a very unusual day for a company to launch a flagship device.

However, the rumoured LG G3 specs may be a little closer to the truth, and suggest the handset will be a direct rival for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5.

Leaked specs tip the LG G3 to come with a 5.5-inch 2,560 x 1,440p 2K resolution display and run on LG’s own Odin processor rather than the Qualcomm alternatives.

It could also feature a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation. We expect LG may even retain the LG G2’s trademark rear buttons for the LG G3 when it eventually launches later this year.

The Korean media sources also suggested LG could launch the LG G Pro 2 phablet at MWC 2014, complete with a 5.9-inch QHD resolution display.

As usual, we advise you take the above information with a rather large dollop of salt as it would be very unusual for LG to deviate from its annual launch cycle, unless it intends to compete more directly with HTC and Samsung.

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Via: Phone Arena

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