LG G Flex 3 with Snapdragon 820 rumored for March 2016
LG’s G Flex 2 helped get the ball rolling on 2015 smartphone flagships, launching back at CES with its Snapdragon 810 SoC and that tell-tale curved screen. And while it started off as an early favorite, actually spending some real time the handset revealed a number of troubling issues concerning performance and battery life. As was too often the case with interesting smartphones that tried to do things a little differently, its ambition exceeded its reach. Now we’ve got new high-end SoCs on the horizon, and word that LG’s investing big in a new flexible screen plant; is there reason to believe that a next-gen G Flex can succeed where this last model let us down? That’s what we’re wondering today, upon running across our first set of LG G Flex 3 rumors.
For early rumors, what we have here is pretty detailed, looking at both hardware specs and launch plans. According to this source, the G Flex 3 will run a Snapdragon 820, get 4GB of RAM, and offer 32GB of storage. We could also see a return to the six-inch form factor, just like with the original G Flex – though now with a quad HD resolution.
Camera resolution would get bumped up to 20.7MP for the main sensor, with the front-facer also scoring a big upgrade to 8MP – it’s just 2.1MP for the G Flex 2. We also hear about a fingerprint scanner embedded in the phone’s home button, and while there’s talk of a big 3500mAh battery, that bit sounds like it might just be speculation for now.
What about that launch? Rather than another CES debut, this rumors suggests that LG could be thinking about announcing the G Flex 3 in March. MWC 2016 is set to run from February 22 through 25, so this would presumably mean some sort of separate launch event. But for now, that’s all we’ve heard.