'LG G3 Prime' with upgraded quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor getting ready for release

By James Geddes, Tech Times | July 17, 2:29 AM

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LG is reportedly getting ready to launch what is being called the "LG G3 Prime" in Korea. The upgraded smartphone features a faster quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor.
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As Samsung prepares to launch its rumored Galaxy S5 Prime, one of its biggest rivals is about to follow. A new report claims the 'LG G3 Prime' has been spotted in Korea.

Samsung is the master of flooding the market with as many different smartphones as possible in order to target specific customers. The company's Galaxy Note phablet lineup is for smartphone users who want to converge a high-end handset with a small sized tablet The Galaxy S line has been reserved for its flagship smartphone series and the Galaxy Mega line is intended for users who want a phablet-sized display without the high-end specs and price that come with the Galaxy Note.

Samsung is widely expected to add a new high-end smartphone to its portfolio with the Galaxy S5 Prime / Galaxy F in September. One of the smartphone's main features will be a super sharp Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440.  LG recently beat Samsung to market by releasing its new flagship LG G3 with a Quad HD display. Now comes word that LG is planning a faster version of the smartphone that's been dubbed the "LG G3 Prime."

GforGames is reporting that one of Korea's malls have confirmed the smartphone's impending launch. The upgraded device comes shortly after the launch of the G3 and one of its main differences is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor instead of the Snapdragon 801 currently found in the G3.

LG appears to be closely following Samsung's smartphone launches and Samsung made a similar move a few weeks ago in Korea with the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. The smartphone gained a QHD display and a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor that includes Cat.6 LTE-A capabilities (faster network speeds). In what is believed to be a tactic in not facing backlash from current Galaxy S5 owners, the company has already announced it has no plans to release the smartphone outside of Korea.

In what appears to be a similar move, a representative from LG Greece recently declared that the rest of the world would not see the LG G3 Prime for at least three months. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any LG G3 Prime news.

 

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