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LG rumoured to unveil the G3 and a couple wearable devices at Mobile World Congress

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Fingerprint sensors will reportedly be all the rage in 2014. Apple’s iPhone 5s and HTC’s One Max both have one, and Samsung has been rumoured to join the pack with the Galaxy S5. Now it seems that, via recent overseas reports, LG will follow with the G3.

The Korea Herald industry sources states that LG will come to market with the G3, a successor to the G2, with Android 4.4 KitKat, a QHD display, a 2.2GHz octa-core processor, and a fingerprint scanner.

The Herald also posited that LG will compete in the growing wearable space with a smartwatch called the G-Arch, and a health and fitness band called the G-Health. Both of these will sync with the unannounced G3. Last July, LG filed trademarks for the GPAD, G Watch, G Glass, G Link, G Band, G Hub and some of these have already been released.

These new devices are apparently on deck to be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in February.

Source: Korea Herald
Via: Engadget

  • Super_Deluxe

    If I get kit Kat on the the G2 I’ll be more than happy with it. It’s already speedy enough and has a great screen, camera, and battery life. Hurry up with my Kit Kat LG!!

    • The Guy

      Why would they hurry up with the Kit Kat for your G2? If they don’t give it to you then you will go out and buy a G3.

    • Super_Deluxe

      If they don’t give me kit Kat then I won’t buy another LG phone again lol. Just that simple. I’ll speak with my wallet.

    • Balls O’Steele

      Just root it and install CM11

    • thatcrazyone

      that works… if they supported the D803…

  • Lirodon

    At least GET THE FREAKING BUTTONS RIGHT this time

    • Super_Deluxe

      The buttons are fine actually and like it better than the traditional button layout. Got used to it in a few days and it’s honestly better than reaching the top or the top right side of the phone just to turn the screen off. Your finger is closer to where it is on the back anyways.

    • Lirodon

      no I meant the on-screen ones

      Menu button is supposed to be deprecated. Apparently 4.4 forces on-screen overflow menus regardless of button configuration.

  • Rich

    Hopefully we see a rise in LG / Sony / HTC in the new year and a bit of a decline for Samsung as they hold too much of the pie.

    • Wayne

      They hold more of the pie because people like and buy their products. They have earned it. When the other companies make better products and the people buy more of them, then, and only then will Samsung fall in the ranks.

  • Ryan

    LG and HTC are where it’s at

  • Exikle

    Just wondering where its rumored that the S5 will have the fingerprint sensor?

  • one5

    LG screwed me one already. Promise updates, but never delivered.

  • Scott Palmer

    Is the problem really the hardware? Throwing faster hardware at an issue doesn’t make the software problems go away. OEMs and 3rd party devs will just write sloppy code again and the lag will return.

    As a long time Android user new phones don’t get me excited anymore. New Android OS versions do though. And while the 4.x OS has brought many improvements the UI drawing is still in the same thread as the meat of the app. I am hoping they fix this in 5.0.

    My hopes for 5.0 are:
    put UI drawing in its own thread
    low latency sound
    fix ANT so it works with all apps
    make your apps hand-free friendly
    fix the many issues in your existing core Google apps

    To improve the experience of older handset users, perhaps, add a new setting which allows the user to decide how much is acceptable “lag” before background tasks are destroyed (perhaps a slider would suffice). On older devices turning this all the way to one side would clear just about all background tasks and the device would run smoother overall (multi-tasking more like an iOS device).

    It’s very sad that a 4.3 device running with a dual core SoC can still lag and studder on the dialer screen with the Interactive governor set. An iPhone 3g didn’t even have this problem.

  • Tommy Sheppard

    So I was going to buy the LG G2 today for $50 with a bell 2 year term but if this is going to come out in like 3 months wouldn’t it be better for me to wait? Any advice would be appreciated.

    • Joseph

      The g2 was announced in around the same time but wasn’t released until 7 months later

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