LG confirms G3 launch plans, debut just weeks away

Rumors have been pretty confident that we’re nearing the launch of the LG G3, and despite the phone’s ancestors hitting the scene a little later in their respective years, for 2014 we’ve been looking for LG to move things up, perhaps in an effort to be more competitive with the One M8 and GS5. With what threatens to be the first 2K-screened smartphone to hit US carrier shelves, LG might even have a fighting shot at stealing some spotlight away from its peers. But will the G3 really arrive as soon as has been said? It looks like we can finally say “yes,” as acknowledgment of launch plans starts coming from LG itself.

First up, we have the company’s latest financial report. Overall it’s quite positive news for LG, with increases both in revenue and the number of smartphones shipped compared to the same period a year ago. But the kicker is what LG has to say about what’s next, affirming that “the release of the flagship LG G3 smartphone” is to occur sometime this quarter – and with April essentially a done deal, that means a May or June launch.

That’s noteworthy news on its own, but LG does us one better, still. In a report out of South Korea, a company spokesperson confirms that the G3 will launch by the end of May, putting its unveiling sometime in the next five weeks. That doesn’t give LG long to put a press event together, and if it wants to get a crowd assembled for the G3’s launch, we’d expect to see invites start hitting mailboxes within a week or two.

Source: LG, ZD Net Korea (Google Translate)
Via: BGR

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