The LG G Flex 3 is the rumored sequel to the LG G Flex 2, expected to launch in early 2016. The previous device was the first to launch with Qualcomm’s much-talked about Snapdragon 810 processor, but its release was somewhat marred by overheating speculation. Will the new device receive a warmer welcome? Here’s what we know so far about the LG G Flex 3.
The latest rumors suggest that the new handset will launch with the Snapdragon 820 chipset, and it could be the first to do so. This will be Qualcomm's next major mobile processing unit, reported to be 35 percent faster than the Snapdragon 810.
It has also been speculated that the G Flex 3 will house a 6-inch QHD display, 4 GB of RAM, a 20.7 MP rear camera and 8 MP front-facing camera. In addition, the battery is reported to have a 3,500 mAh capacity, but is unlikely to be removable, and the G Flex 3 is also said to have expandable storage via a MicroSD card slot.
LG G Flex 3 Design
A rumor picked up by GSMArena suggests a metal construction of the G Flex 3, but this is unlikely. The series is named G “Flex” and, well, metal isn’t really renowned for its pliability. A curved metal smartphone design isn’t outside the realms of possibility, and LG Display is making curved TVs housed in metal, we just aren’t sure it will happen on the G Flex 3.
LG G Flex 2 price and release date
The original LG G Flex was released in November, 2013 and the G Flex 2 arrived January 2015. We are expecting the LG G Flex 3 release date to be sometime in early 2016, with a possible unveiling at CES in Las Vegas on January 6.
The LG G Flex 2 is currently priced at about US$389.99 and the original LG G Flex is selling for around US$300. The LG G Flex 3 will likely be in the region of US$500 off-contract, unless it does arrive with the specs outlined above (in which case it could be even more).
Though the specs sound impressive, based on LG's previous strategy for the G Flex devices we think it will probably opt for slightly lower-grade hardware. We'll have more for you on the LG G Flex 3 soon. Is this smartphone on your radar? Let us know in the comments below.