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LG Event on May 27 Likely Means G3 Launch

I know that the event invite for Motorola’s next smartphone launch probably added some steam to your shorts, but you should move the focus of that moisture to the other invite that is being sent out today from LG. On May 27, LG will unveil its next phone – likely the LG G3.

LG is telling media to save the date for simultaneous events on May 27 in London, New York City, and San Francisco. (Hooray for us, no cross-country trip to NYC!) 

The invite doesn’t specifically mention the G3, but does mention the quote “To be simple is to be Great.” Notice the emphasis on the G? Also, why would LG host a multi-city event for something that isn’t a massive flagship, like the G3? Finally, LG confirmed that the G3 would launch in Q2, so if they plan to get the phone out in that date range, late May would make perfect sense.

The G3 is currently rumored to sport a 5.5-inch QHD (2560×1440) display, 3GB RAM, rear-button arrangement (but more refined than the G2), and a new flattened LG skin. If it’s anything like the G2, then you should care about this phone.

Their new Android Wear-powered LG G Watch may also make an appearance, as it has now been rumored to launch in June at a price of $199.

  • poop

    Kellex, I just have to,compliment the introduction to this. It’s by far the most hilarious thing I’ve seen all day XD

  • me and u

    LG Sucks!

  • Mark

    I plan on buying phones for full price so I intend on being a generation behind. How’s the rooting situation with the Verizon G2 when it comes to Android updates? Has there been updates? I only need root so Tasker can toggle the GPS and to set up a Debian chroot.


    • guest

      Look it up its so easy. This is why our world is going to crap.

  • Am79

    I seriously hope it’s not a 5.5 incher. There was still some room to cut from the G2. Not much, but just a little more 😛

  • joe23521

    Can they pull an HTC and release it same day?

  • 213ninja

    i hope it’s almost as good as the Voyager…

    where is all the big phone hate??

  • bmos18

    Can’t wait to see this phone. I love my g2 but if the g3 has all the specs that have been reported and a non fingerprint magnet back this will probably be my next phone. The g2 is the first phone I’ve owned that hasn’t made me miss my nexus 5

    • Dave

      My friend did a real good job taping it off and spraying it with PlastiDip paint. Nice finish with smooth yet tacky grip, and totally removable.

  • joejoe5709

    Oooooo baby. Less than a month. The leaks will start pouring in any minute.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    If they get the body right and its not slippery, they could have something. And I don’t like lg.

    • Disqus_n00b

      That’s what she said

    • joejoe5709

      I think what you mean is… you hope it’s still a compact chassis despite the large screen. Agreed. I don’t care if it’s slippery. A case is almost always a good idea.

  • Mike

    Can’t wait!

  • Guy Pierce

    So excited! No other words needed!

  • Kevin Esser


    • MicroNix

      No heavy breathing from Narrator??? He must have steamed his shorts so much that he passed out!

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    Hoping for SDcard slot, Wireless charging, Beast Specs, Sexy Hardware, and Simple Software.

    • Ray

      ^This but also a removable battery like the LG G Pro 2.

  • Prox

    Can Droid-Life please remove the ads that follow you down the page. So annoying

    • Ray

      what ads?

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        What ass? Wait….

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      What ads?

    • Bob

      What ads? Oh wait… that’s right, I use Ad Block on Chrome.

    • SteveTheMan

      What ads?

    • T4rd

      Ads what?

    • Captain Spaulding

      What ads?

    • Ads??? Where?

    • huh?

    • calculatorwatch


    • Trevor

      Personally, I really enjoy forced advertisements while I try to do other things.

  • droidify

    That was one of the best introduction paragraphs I have read. Bravo

  • Daistaar

    If you guys need a NYC-based correspondent, let me know. I handle all of mobility for Weill Cornell Medical College and know my way around DL and Android pretty well. Plus the college sends me to mobile events as part of our enterprise mobility.

    • Dave Kover’s our NYC dude

  • Captain Spaulding
  • Come On DL!

    Why did I see this on every other tech blog early this morning but just now on DL?

    • Jeremiah Hawkins

      Just for the name

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Seems like they push stories by a particular timing. One of the other writers vaguely mentioned that a couple weeks back…

      • Bob

        Yup and ad revenue.

        Gotta get Kellen that Audi sometime in the near future.

    • Ryan Gullett

      The best part of DL is not breaking news the second it comes out. Its the community.

      • I totally agree with you. Even though I can get the news somewhere else earlier (which sometimes I do) I love this site more for the community, comments, douche bags that dwell here, the smart asses who think they know everything, the site layout, etc. This site is still the best to me.

    • guest

      Because moto x.

    • michael arazan

      Maybe Kellex had a diaper to change?