South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics has been long rumored to plan on releasing a new, updated flavor of the LG G3 smartphone, and it appears that all might go down before the end of this week.
According to info coming from South Korean website Naver, the new device model, long referred to as LG G3 Prime, should go official as soon as July 25.
In fact, we should note that said handset has already emerged online in South Korea, under the name of LG G3 Cat. 6, even if it hasn’t been officially introduced in the country as of now.
What the new device model will bring along when compared to the original LG G3 variant is support for Category 6 LTE-Advanced networks, with speeds of up to 225 Mbps.
This is due to the inclusion of a Snapdragon 805 processor inside the new smartphone variant, which not only offers support for the faster data transfer rates, but also delivers increased performance capabilities.
The rest of the handset’s hardware specifications should remain unchanged, which means that those who will go for the LG G3 Prime will still enjoy a 5.5-inch touchscreen display capable of delivering a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution.
Moreover, the mobile phone sports 3GB of RAM, along with 32GB of internal memory, paired with a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes.
On the back, the LG G3 features a 13-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization and support for 4K video recording, complemented by a 2MP front camera for making video calls while on the go.
The handset is powered by a 3000mAh battery, while also featuring support for 3G networks, along with the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC capabilities.
The same as its predecessor, the smartphone comes with back-mounted power and volume buttons. However, it also adds a Laser Focus sensor on the back, so that users receive a better experience when it comes to snapping photos.
LG G3 runs under the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, but also sports LG’s own set of customizations and exclusive applications loaded on top.
The new LG G3 Prime is expected to become available for purchase only in South Korea, at least in the beginning. However, chances are that LG will work with other LTE-A carriers to release it in other markets out there as well.
What remains to be seen at the moment is whether the phone will indeed become official before the end of this week, so stay tuned to learn more on the matter.