The LG G3 flagship smartphone of the South Korean company isn’t exactly a mystery, as we know most of its specs by rounding up all the rumors and the hearsay, but also thanks to the fact that the Japanese version of the smartphone has already been announced, and it’s said to carry roughly the same specs as the global version. And we also know that the device is going to be unveiled next week, on May 27, so there are only a few days until the big unveil.
However, it seems that besides the basic specs and features that we already know, this device comes with a few surprises, as well. It seems that this is going to be the first smartphone with a camera featuring a laser autofocus system. This will work by detecting the depth of the subject you want to picture and help reduce the time from tapping the digital shutter to capturing the photo. Yes, you guessed it, it’s kind of similar to the system which HTC embedded in its One line of smartphones.
The laser autofocus system has been chosen by LG over the traditional optical one because it’s more accurate and faster. It will be curious to see whether LG’s new flagship smartphone will be able to join the league of “super camera” phones. But if it’s going to carefully build on LG G2’s legacy, then there is no doubt about it. The rear camera on the G3 will have a 13-megapixel sensor, with optical image stabilization while the front-facing camera will provide 2.1-megapixel images. The LG G3 will also be a true selfie phone, as it will feature a new gesture recognition system which will automatically take a selfie when you clench your fist in front of it.
Other specs of the G3 that have been leaked already include a 5.5-inch display with Quad HD 2K (2560×1440) resolution, a Snapdragon 801 quad core processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage. The smartphone will run Android KitKat out of the box which will be slightly customized by LG.