Late last month LG unveiled its 2014 flagship, the G3. The smartphone immediately went on sale in South Korea but is yet to go on sale in other major markets around the world, including North America. Even though it isn’t not available for purchase right now, LG is reportedly working on a new variant of the G3 that will be more powerful than the existing one. A report coming in from Korea suggests that a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 powered LG G3 could be released as soon as next month.
LG isn’t expected to tinker much with this supposed variant. The 5.5-inch Quad HD display will be there along with the same design. The only change LG is expected to make, if any, may be found under the hood. It may swap the existing Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor for the Snapdragon 805. Its coupled with an Adreno 420 GPU or graphics processor that’ll make mobile gaming more robust.
Not only will the updated processor make the device more snappy, it’ll even add 4K ultra-high definition video support, something that media buffs will surely appreciate. Moreover a new modem could bring about theoretical download speeds of 225Mbps over 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Now why would LG want to do this? This is actually on the verge of becoming a trend. Samsung is expected to launch a souped-up version of the Galaxy S5 in the coming weeks. HTC reportedly had one for the M8 as well before finally deciding to shelve it for good. However it does lead to confusion for potential customers who are bound to question whether or not it’s feasible to buy the LG G3 now or wait for the more powerful variant?
LG hasn’t commented on this rumor, so for now its not explicitly denying the existence of any such variant.