The LG G3 isn’t available globally yet, but it looks like the Korean manufacturer aren’t waiting to release the mythical LG G3 Prime as it has just been passed by Bluetooth SIG. It’s believed to be the LG G3 Prime because it shows all the same details as the LG G3, but comes with a Snapdragon 805 chip installed.
LG G3 Prime to be released soon?
Officially titled the LG L460-S and certified yesterday by the Bluetooth SIG, the device is believed to be what has been termed the LG G3 Prime, a higher-powered version of their newest flagship phone which isn’t available in every market yet. This new device, LG G3 Prime or not, will run a Snapdragon 805 chip compared to the current flagship phone’s Snapdragon 801.
Previous reports would have us believe that this device will only be released in Korea, at least at first. This may upset some people, but let’s not forget, the current LG G3 isn’t available in every market yet anyway, so why would Korea launch a competing product first?
Is this a likely scenario? It’s not unheard of. Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A in South Korea only at the moment. It could be they are waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S5 to be more established before bringing out a 4G version in other markets. The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A version also has the upgraded Snapdragon 805 SoC that the alleged LG G3 Prime will have.
Until an official announcement is made, we won’t know what the device with model number LG L460-S is, but it’s encouraging for users who would want to see an even more powerful version of the new LG flagship phone in the shape of the LG G3 Prime.
Until then, we’ll keep our ears to the ground and let you know.
Source: Bluetooth SIG