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Not long after LG posts an official teaser for its upcoming QHD G3 smartphone, leaked press renders hit the web

Late yesterday, LG posted a teaser video of its upcoming G3 smartphone which gave some fleeting glances at the phone including close-ups of its image stabilized rear camera. You can see the video here:

Not long after, however, Phone Arena gave us the full goods by posting leaked renders of the actual device. The G3 will be available in three colors: Gold, Titan Grey, and Silver. The close-up shots also show what appears to be a brushed metal backplate, but Phone Arena states that this could very well be a traditional polycarbonate shell textured to look like brushed metal.

The phone’s most talked about feature, however, is its 5.5”, 2560x1440 (QHD) display with 538 pixels per inch (PPI). We’ve already heard from Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu that QHD screens are “nonsense” and “a stupid thing,” but Toshiba obviously sees some benefit in this display "arms race."
Other reported features included a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and of course the latest version of Android 4.4.x KitKat.

To get complete details on the LG G3, we’ll have to wait for its May 27 official reveal.

Sources: LG Electronics [YouTube], Phone Arena

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RE: stop making gold phones!!!
By retrospooty on 5/15/2014 8:37:31 AM , Rating: 2
Yup... The G2 went from 1280x768 (an odd res) to 1920x1080 and not only improved battery life, it was the battery life champ of all 2013 models from all makers. Other makers all had the same improved battery life experience last year.

The GRAM helped LG to the top, but other things helped as well... Like chip and LCD efficiencies not having to do with res. People keep saying it takes too much power but there is zero evidence to support that statement. There is a load of evidence to support the opposite. - check every benchmark of every 2013 model that went from 720 to 1080

RE: stop making gold phones!!!
By Reclaimer77 on 5/15/2014 10:40:18 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah I just don't get where these arguments come from. Whenever a new resolution is announced, people instantly start with the "OMG MY BATTRIES LIFEZORSSSS!"

RE: stop making gold phones!!!
By inighthawki on 5/15/2014 11:43:03 AM , Rating: 2
Because it's possible to take a hit in battery life from the resolution increase but improve battery life in other areas. The screen and GPU are obviously not the only things on the system. Improvements in device drivers can improve battery life far more than even having newer hardware. It's absolutely possible to have a higher resolution display but also have a net gain in battery life. But it is logically flawed to use the argument "Battery life improved, and the resolution is higher, therefore resolution isn't relevant"

The way you and Reclaimer talk, it's as if you believe you could just slap an 16000x10000 panel on a phone and you'd lose like a minute of battery life because "GPUs are teh so powerfulz" and the difference is negligible. GPUs are not as magical as you guys think they are.

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