The specs for LG's upcoming flagship G3 handset have leaked and it gives us some insight on what we can expect when Google ships its Nexus 6 later this year.
LG has been finding its stride in the smartphone world dominated by Apple and Samsung. The company's current flagship smartphone, the LG G2 has been selling extremely well and is available on all four major carriers in the U.S. The LG G2 was also the basis for Google's Nexus 5 and the company is widely expected to manufacture the Nexus 6, which will reportedly be based off its upcoming LG G3 smartphone.
The LG G3 will be making its way to at least AT&T and Verizon when it launches and its model numbers were recently posted to LG's website before the company quickly removed any trace of the AT&T LG D-850 and Verizon VS985.
A new report from a Dutch website claims that the LG G3 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch QHD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 and a pixel density of 538 pixels per inch (ppi). A leaked graphics benchmark screenshot also listed its processor as an octa-core MediaTek. The MT6595 has four 2.2-2.5 GHz Cortex-A17 cores, and four 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7 cores, which is said to be comparable to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 processor. There were rumors that LG was going to use a 64-bit processor that it manufactures in-house, but this latest leak points to MediaTek's octa-core chip.
It has also been reported that Google has chosen to partner with LG once again on its next-generation flagship Nexus 6. Just as the Nexus 5 was based off of the LG G2, the Nexus 6 is expected to follow the same recipe for success and will be based off of the LG G3. The smartphone is expected to include a fingerprint scanner in order to compete with Apple's iPhone 5s and Samsung's Galaxy S5. Some reports claim that Google will make the Nexus 6 IP67 certified water and dust-resistant.
As always, it's best to take reports of unannounced devices with a huge grain of salt. It certainly seems plausible that the leaked specs of the LG G3 are legit and also give us a glimpse in what to expect from Google's Nexus 6.