LG’s G3 leaked, the first Quad HD smartphone

Product announcement leaks seem to be a thing in the industry these days. You just can’t keep a good product a secret for long, and ahead of LG’s new phone announcement are some leaks about what we can expect there.

The news does look interesting, that said, with a competitor to the high-end devices recently launched by the likes of Samsung, HTC, and Sony, with LG set to join in on the fun with something of its own.

While the official announcement is only probably a week or two away, LG’s Netherlands site has accidentally put up a page showing off the features, only to take it down momentarily.

Have no fear, however, as Google has already cached the site, at least for the moment, with Android website Droid Life picking up on the story first.

According to LG’s leak, the new phone will include a 5.5 inch screen showcasing an impressive 2560×1440 display, the same resolution used on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition and even Apple’s 27 inch iMac.

With that size packed into such a small display, you’ll find a pixel clarity of 538 pixels per inch, over 200 higher than the iPhone 5’s Retina-grade screen, making it insanely sharp.

Also included in the phone is 13 megapixel camera, with specs for the handset coming in with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip cloaked at 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and a microSD slot to expand that last part, something both of the previous LG flagships omitted.

As for connections, expect the regular 4G LTE alongside 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with LE and aptX, and USB connectivity.

The casing for the phone is sounding like it’ll be a full on metal body, similar to what HTC did with the new One for 2014, with a 3000mAh battery built inside that can be charged with a wireless charger, likely one of the Qi ones.

Neither pricing nor availability have been confirmed at this point, hardly surprising since this is a leak, but given that LG’s Dutch site appears to have the content ready for online and there’s an LG event happening overseas this week, we can’t imagine that it’ll be long before LG Australia dishes the official dirt, so stay tuned.