On Tuesday, LG said its next flagship smartphone, the G3, would launch during the second quarter of 2014, and now it appears we have a date. LG is planning a major press event on Tuesday, May 27 with simultaneous presentations in London, New York, and San Francisco.
The tag line for the event is "To be simple is to be Great," offering almost nothing in the way of clues. However, the "g" in "great" is capitalized using the stylized capital "G" the company uses for its G line suggesting this event is almost certainly introducing the G3.
The expected specs of the G3 are fairly scarce, but the device is expected to be sporting a Quad HD 5.5-inch display with 2560-by-1440 resolution. Purported screenshots of the G3 interface have also leaked, showing a flat, simple design, as is the trend these days.
LG is expected to unveil a gold color option similar to other flagship smartphones. Shots of a purported gold box for the LG G3 surfaced earlier in April.
Watching for Android Wear
The G3 may not be the only device launching on May 27. LG could also introduce its G Watch, which the company first mentioned in March.
On Monday, the French language blog Les Numeriques (Google Translate) reported that LG France confirmed the G Watch would be available in France starting in June for €199. That's equivalent to about $275, but it's widely speculated that LG may price the G Watch around $199 in the U.S.
LG had previously said the G watch would be available during the second quarter of 2014.
Other than using Android Wear as its operating system, not a lot else is known about the G Watch. We do know it will be a rather plain looking, square watch that is always on as well as water and dust resistant, according to LG's teaser site for the G Watch.
Following its press events on May 27, LG will hold similar events the following day in Istanbul, Seoul, and Singapore.