A new rumor says that LG is shelving their curved phablet, the G Flex 3, to focus on their upcoming G5 and V10 smartphones.
According to a news article on South Korean web services siteDaum, sources in LG have said that the LG G Flex 3 won’t be making an appearance at CES 2016. The rumor also says that that the likelihood of the company coming out with the LG G Flex 3 at all is “reportedly low.”
Previous reports speculated on the LG G Flex 3, but there was no confirmationof release plans.
Instead of debuting the LG G Flex 3 at CES 2016, LG will display its G5 and V10 smartphones, according to the article. The G5 and V10 will likely take center stage in the South Korean company’s flagship smartphone lineup.
When LG debuted the G Flex in 2013, the phone drew attention for being the first among a new breed of handsets sporting curved screens and flexible displays.
Yet, the recent LG G Flex 2, which came out in January and was unveiled at CES 2016, is pricey at $500 and hasn’t seen exceptional reviews or sales due to overheating issues.
Judging by the recent rumor, LG thinks they’ll see more success with their non-curved G5 and V10 smartphones.
The upcoming LG G 5 is rumored to boast a 21-megapixel camera, a 5.6 screen and a 820 Snapdragon chip.
The LG V10, which has been out since October 2015, is a 5.7-inch smartphone equipped with a quad-core 1.55 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 16-megapixel camera and a 515 ppi display. Here’s the full specifications.
- Platform: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- CPU:Quad-core 1.44 GHz Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal Storage:64 GB expandable up to 200 GB with MicroSD
- Camera:16-megapixel (rear), 5-megapixel (front)
- Video:HD 2160p (30fps), 1080p (30fps), 720p (20fps)
- Display:5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 pixels (515 ppi) Corning Gorilla Glass 4
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