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Korean press suggests Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime may land earlier than LG G3

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Samsung-Galaxy-S5-PrimeWhen LG Mobile designed its 2014 product roadmap, the plan was to let Samsung get a head start in the high-end smartphone niche, then trump whatever the Galaxy S5 had to offer and precede Apple’s iPhone 6 by at least a couple of months.

But LG never saw the S5 Prime coming. And if the latest speculation out of Korea pans out, the G3 may have nothing on Samsung’s imminent ultra-high-end device. Not in the hardware department, and no edge thanks to shrewd timing, as the “premium” GS5 could launch earlier than G2’s sequel.

Specifically, in June. True, by then, LG’s G3 will likely be official, as its formal intro is no doubt slated for May 27. The thing is Korea Herald’s sources tell the newspaper “the G3 will hit the global market within a month after it is rolled out” domestically.

I’m no math whiz, but that sounds an awful lot like a July ETA. LG’s saving grace? Apparently, G3’s rival “will be rolled out in small quantities”, due to high costs of Quad HD displays and mass manufacturing difficulties.

All in all, LG is still in this fight with a chance to win, although the G3 is itself expected to sport a 2,560 x 1,440 pix res screen and thus have trouble meeting demand. Guess gambles, tight schedules and headaches are a part of evolution, eh?

Via [Korea Herald]

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