LG Korea has posted a new LG G3 teaser a few hours ago, which points out that LG intends to come out with a large display form-factor that won’t feel like a regular “phablet”. Looking back at the 5.2” LG G2 and at the various leaks that have been coming out, it’s believable. As I pointed out in my own review of the G2, it did feel very much like a 4.9”-5.0” Smartphone when using it on a daily basis.
So far, the leaked G3 photos hint at a clean design with a thin bezel and what looks like a reduced display frame space at the top and the bottom. What’s out there supports the overall idea that it will most likely be the 5.5” Smartphone with a perceived smaller size.
Based on the G3 leaked specifications that we previously published, the LG G3’s dimensions are 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm. Compare that to another famous 5.5” phone like the Galaxy Note 3 which is 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm big. For reference, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is 142 x 72.5 x 8.1mm.
|Note 3 (in mm)||151.2||79.2||8.3|
From those numbers, it looks like it has chosen to reduce the phone’s width and height, but made it 0.6mm thicker to provide nearly the same internal volume as the Galaxy Note 3. This may be a good choice because we’ve seen in the past that phones that are super-thin like the Motorola RAZR leave a space between the phone and the palm of the hand that could be exploited to augment the interval volume of the phone, while making it more “comfortable” to hold at the same time.
As we’re nearing the LG G3 launch date, more details are coming out, and between the 4K Display, the new “metal” industrial design and what seems to be a smaller footprint form-factor, LG is getting ready up for a great launch. In less than two years, the LG Mobile team has consistently pushed the envelope and made one of the most remarkable comeback in Smartphone history. Spotted in the UK, the LG G3 has already gone through the FCC, so brace for the U.S version.