LG G Pro successor to launch at MWC 2014, G3 flagship to follow in May: Report


LG may not have revealed its 2014 smartphone line-up but new rumours suggest that the company has plans to launch two premium smartphone soon.

GSM Arena has cited a Korean report which claims that the South Korean handset maker has plans to launch the successor to the LG Optimus G Pro at MWC 2014, while the alleged LG G3 flagship smartphone will be unveiled in May.

Further, the report speculates that LG will be announcing its next flagship smartphone, believed to be dubbed LG G3, in May to counter Samsung's rumoured Galaxy S5, which is said to be scheduled for a launch in March at a New York event. The report also expects that the alleged LG G Pro sequel will come with a 5.9-inch QHD display, while the rumoured LG G3 is said to come with a 5.2-inch QHD display.

We've already heard reports about the yet-to-be-announced LG G3's specifications, which include a 1440x2560 pixels QHD (Quad-HD) display; an octa-core chipset, believed to be codenamed LG Odin, being developed by the company itself, and also a 16-megapixel rear camera.

Another report had suggested that LG has decided to adopt the fingerprint recognition technology for its next flagship smartphone and has been testing a prototype of the alleged LG G3 with fingerprint scanner.

As per the report, LG has been testing a swipe fingerprint sensor that's different from what Apple is using on iPhone 5s. The report did not detail much about the upcoming feature on the next flagship from LG, but it is said to come with the regular functions like unlocking the smartphone, and mobile payment authorisations.

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Ketan Pratap covers daily news and rumours at Gadgets 360. He attended IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication), majoring in English Journalism. Ketan is a More

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