LG launched the first major phablet of the year in the form of the LG G Pro 2 back in February. And it seems like the successor to the phablet might arrive early next year at about the same time, if a new report from Korea is to be believed. It is also said that this third gen G Pro phablet will feature a custom made LG chipset and not the one from Qualcomm like what we’ve seen in the predecessors. LG was originally believed to be working on this custom chip with the LG G3, but that didn’t come to fruition.
A device with the model number LG-F490L which was seen very frequently in the leaks was reportedly an experimental device meant to test this new chipset dubbed ‘Odin‘. While there’s very little info coming from LG regarding the G Pro 3, it goes without saying that the manufacturer would want to make use of its custom chipset in order to cut manufacturing costs and increase revenue/profits.
The G Pro 3 is still a few months away from launch, but we can expect to get more information on the smartphone in the months to come.