South Korean site ETNews broke the news first in January that the G3 may feature a fingerprint scanner. Seeing as the iPhone 5S, HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 all now have fingerprint scanners, the LG G3 should come with one now as standard really. However, we can’t be too sure as there were rumours that the LG G Pro 2 would sport a fingerprint scanner, but they turned out to be untrue!
ZDNet Korea has further speculated that LG may be looking into biometric authentication, possibly even an iris scanner, for its future products.
The G3 will more than likely get a 13MP camera, not the 16MP as hinted at by ZDNet Korea. A leaked photo surfaced ortud.com posted by user ‘Geek’ who claimed that the image was taken by the G3. EXIF data extracted from the photo shows a 13MP camera.
ZDNet Korea was tipped off by a ‘company official’ from LG who claimed the LG G3 will be announced in June, with a probable July release date. "An August launch seems too late considering the current market situation," an the executive told ZDNet Korea. "We’ve completed many features that our competitors don’t have very quickly. (The G3) will go on sale on more carriers than any other LG Electronics’ smartphones."
Whilst probably not offering an octa-core processor, the G3 could get a 2.3GHz quad-core CPU. However, there are rumours of the G3 using a Snapdragon 800 chipset instead of an 801 like the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8.
The G3 should come with 3GB of RAM, a 1GB improvement from the G2.
Bulgarian blog Nixanbal has hinted at a black polycarbonate back like the G2. However, it will be matte and look like the brushed metal chassis of the HTC One M8.
Furthermore, the back cover should be removable, with smaller bezels to compliment the rumoured 5.5-inch screen. The G3 looks like it will be water and dust proof following the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8.