The LG G3 is the worst kept smartphone secret of the year, having been consistently leaked over the past few months, something which hasn’t stopped despite being less than a week away from its official launch. The latest news comes from a series of slides, which were apparently snapped and leaked following a preview event in Korea.
The biggest mystery surrounding the G3 recently is what function the strange sensor next to the camera lens would perform. According to the slide, and a handy translation courtesy of tech site GSMArena, it’ll be used to help the camera focus on its subjects faster and more accurately. We’ve not seen this on any smartphone before, and look forward to seeing it in action.
Other new features revealed include a gesture for taking a selfie – activated by making a fist with your hand – and a powerful 1-watt speaker system, which should make the G3 one of the loudest smartphones available.
The slides also seem to confirm the G3 will have a 5.5-inch screen with an amazing 2560×1440 pixel, or Quad HD, resolution. It also appears LG will be comparing it to the Full HD screen fitted to the Galaxy S5, arguably the G3′s biggest rival.
A slide providing an almost complete specification shows the phone will have a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage space, 4G LTE, and Android KitKat installed. The chassis will measure 8.9mm thick, and previous leaks have shown it to have a brushed-metal finish.
LG has scheduled an event for 27 May in London, when the G3 should finally make its public debut.