Save the date, May 27 is when we'll see what's next from LG

The LG G3 is going to be with us very soon, as LG has started sending out invites to press for an event on May 27 in 6 cities around the world. London, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Istanbul and Seoul will all see the introduction of LG's newest flagship smartphone for 2014 on the very same day. LG's going big this time.

The invite doesn't specifically mention the G3, but with the emphasis on G, it's pretty obvious what we're looking at. The G3 has leaked out recently showing off redesigned, but still rear facing buttons, and is rumored to have a crazy 1440p resolution display.

Of course, Android Central will be live on location – though we'll keep you guessing as to which location, for now! – from the event to bring you everything you'll want to know. We know a lot of folks are excited for this one, so stick with us. It's sure to be a good one!

LG G3 Invite


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LG sends out media invites for G3 launch on May 27


I'm excited to see what the G3 will bring although I don't plan on getting rid of my G2 until at least next year.

I just got my g2, but if this is supposed to be a 5.5" display, i wont be buying it anyway. will the G2 be the last decent sized flagship? To get a nice phone from now on we just all need shrek hands.

Please, for the love of $deity let it have user replaceable battery or I will have to buy the overpriced S5.

LG G Pro 2: 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm (6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 in)
Galaxy S5: 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in)
Note 3: 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm (5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in)
G pro 2 is the biggest of the bunch.

Battery degradation even without counting charge cycles, because I like to use my phone at least 2 years: "And batteries degrade even if you don't use them. According to battery-testing firm Cadex Electronics, a fully charged lithium-ion battery will lose about 20 percent of its capacity after a year of typical storage." And the fact that I travel, which means there's not always an electrical outlet to plug the phone into.

Storage and use are not the same thing when it comes to battery capacity. Batteries are what I do for a living.

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why does everyone want that? i mean in a smartphone with a weak battery (samsung *caugh caugh*) i can understand, but the lg g2's battery lasts long over 1 day (i have one, so im talking from experience) so why do you wanna change the battery?

Many people who travel often don't get the opportunity to charge their batteries for days at a time.

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Days at a time? These travellers don't sleep or are travelling where outlets aren't available?

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When I travel, I keep my charger handy. Every time I get a chance to sit near an outlet I plug in.

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Isn't battery swapping still a preference and not a necessity though? One could always use an external charge pack instead. Then the ability to charge multiple types of electronics exists.

Yeah, from your experience it lasts over 1 day. I can guarantee it wouldn't last for me. I use my phone a LOT at work and home. I have the 9300 mAh battery for my Note 2. If you read reviews, people say it easily lasts 3-4 days. By the end of the day for me (I'd say about 17 hours off charger), it's at 60-65%. That's pretty awesome, but I still have to charge it because it most likely won't make it through the next day.

I get 30+ hrs per full charge on a G2 with data on 24/7, wifi on most of the time, and bluetooth on during the day every day. everyone's setup is different, but i am in no way trying to save battery. I'm using the phone how I would use it regardless of battery concerns...becuase i dont HAVE battery concerns. Additionally, the G2 supports fast charging, which pumps in juice at almost 2a on the stock charger. It goes from 0-100% in about 45 minutes, and the stock car charger (at least VZW-branded and OEM un-branded car charger) pumps out the same power.

I used to be like you...no SD card, and especially no battery = no purchase. The G2 makes battery irrelevant. I cant imagine the G3 being much different.

or you know, they could just make the battery last long enough so you dont need one (like they did in the g2)

I think it might be the G3 and the G watch, with Google I/O so close and the historical lack of device unveiling at I/O this could be the launch

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If the g3 is coming out on May 27,when are we going to see the g pro 2?

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We have 3 G2's. Hmm, we have a G6!? Now I'm not so pumped for the G3. We love the G2, it is very under rated. I hope that the G3 will get more respect.

TOTALLY agree!! G2 is the best kept secret around! However, this whole 5.5" 1440p has already got me thinking its not going to be the device for me. if i want a phablet i will buy a note so at LEAST i am getting added features for the extra bulk.

There's always the next big thing. If you like the S5 go for it, it's very nice. This is an announcement for the G3, it could easily be another month+ after the announcement before actual products are available.

I want the G3 to keep the 5.2" screen but I'm afraid that's not going to be the case. I've enjoyed the G2 so much that the G3 will likely be my next phone.

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Absolutely... I have the G2 and one of the lads from work just bought an S5 and asked me to set it up for him.. Put next to my G2 I would still choose the G2 any day of the week. I was actually surprised how wide the bezels were on the S5 considering they were supposed to have trimmed them down.

S5 this weekend??? You'd better wait for the *S5 Prime* or you surely will be sorry.
Don't worry.. It's coming.. in June.

Since Dev Ed of hTC M8's price got raised from $650 to $700, I might as well just wait for the LG G3.. stupid hTC likes to screw its customers.

Let's see what they bring to the table, so far nothing yet has made me want to change my note 3...except maybe the announcement of a note 4

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Awesome. I'll be able to upgrade in September looking forward to getting this.

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As nice a phone as the G2 was, I am personally looking forward to seeing how LG improves the G3. Only thing I am hoping to see is less bloat, and a nice discount on the off contract price of the G2 when the G3 releases.

I'm guessing Andrew will be heading back to SanFran, Phil heads to New York and either Richard or Alex (or maybe both) attend the London event. Frequent flyer miles for the win?

2yr cycle, iPhone figured out and it worked out very well , so no reason for other OEMs not to follow- year to year small improvements and when the time for discounted upgrades comes, you make it a must.

VZW Moto X

I guess so. But I can't resist the itch of having the next flagship phone.

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I'm not gonna lie,I'm either going to have to make up a reason to switch from my g2 to any new phone or there will have to be some feature that is a game changer added.

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Now I'm holding off on my jump for this phone... Was contemplating g2,but may as well wait for this... My husband in the other hand is going for the m8

Yeah, where the hell is the G Pro 2?!! When is that going to go on sale here in the US?

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I hope it's going to be better manufacture than G2, I'm suffering with screen dead points even while typing.. I hope they can do screens as sensitive as Samsung. If the G3 would suffer of any problem then it will the last LG I buy ever. Last chance LG

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I've been wondering what device I'd be replacing my Note 3 with and I'm drawing closer to going for the G3. Especially if it has the rumored QuadHD display! I'm extremely disappointed with the laggy TouchWiz interface, most notably the really slow screen rotation!

I think QHD will be useless since no Apps do support QHD graphics and developers are not ready to do this step yet as it will cost them more time and resources, movies are rarley available in QHD resolution and would be giant files to move on SD.. if there would be 2 versions as rumored i would go for 3GB RAM with 1080p.

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