The Snapdragon 805 chip should offer better performance given the high-resolution display of LG’s latest flagship.


An upgraded variant of the LG G3, powered by a Snapdragon 805 CPU and sporting Cat. 6 LTE connectivity, has been spotted on sale in South Korea.

The LG G3 was the first smartphone from a major manufacturer to sport a QHD (2560×1440) display, but not everyone was happy that it was powered by the same processor as competing flagships with standard 1080p displays. Rumors had started flying before the G3 was launched globally that an upgraded version with a Snapdragon 805 chip was in the works, and it seems that version has already gone up for pre-order in LG’s home country.

LG hasn’t officially announced it, but the new variant is called the LG G3 Cat.6 – that denotes support for Cat.6 LTE connectivity, which only exists in the Snapdragon 805. Apart from the faster internet speeds (up to 225 Mbps), the Snapdragon 805 should also be a better match for the extra pixels on the G3’s display, thanks to the 40 percent increase in GPU performance that it offers compared to the Snapdragon 801.

The LG G3 Cat.6 isn’t expected to be available outside of Korea, especially since those faster LTE speeds are available in very few markets. However, with devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 expected to bring the Snapdragon 805 and a QHD display to numerous markets later this year, LG might just have no choice but to increase availability of the faster G3 in order to stay competitive till the time it can bring out its next major flagship.

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