By Stephen Schenck | February 6, 2014 11:38 AM
For the past couple years, LG has done its Android flagship launches a little differently from some of its peers. While Samsung and HTC bring out their hot new phones in winter or early spring, LG has been waiting until late summer – around IFA time – to deliver its own flagship. We’ve already heard rumors suggesting that this year could be very different. Some of the bolder ones suggested a launch as soon as MWC, but more recently we’ve been hearing about the idea of the G3 launching in May, instead. That idea’s reinforced this week, as a report out of South Korea discusses the possibility of the G3 going official in May or June.
Citing unnamed company officials, ZDNet Korea provides that late summer window for the phone’s debut; previously, we heard a specific May 17 date, and while this account doesn’t mention the particular day, the range definitely fits.
LG’s strategy is reportedly to present the G3 as much more direct competition to Samsung’s Galaxy S 5, and certainly having the phone available within a couple months of the GS5′s release would be an important step in waging that battle.
And while we remain uncertain about some GS5 hardware specifics – and the resolution of the phone’s display is one hot subject for debate right now – sources seem to be much more confident that the LG G3 will indeed sport a quad HD screen. If it can wow the public with hardware like that, LG might just have a fighting chance.