LG G3 smartphone, G Arch smartwatch, and G Health fitness band rumored for MWC 2014

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An anonymous source speaking to the Korea Herald has revealed a little about LG’s wearable technology plans, along with some news on the LG G3 smartphone. Apparently, the LG G3 – an unofficial name for the G2’s successor – will feature a fingerprint scanner, and the firm will introduce both a smartwatch and a fitness tracker alongside it.

The fingerprint scanner won’t be the only headline feature on the G3 either, if the report is accurate. The new phone could be the firm’s first to use its Quad HD resolution screen, which provides a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, and run Android 4.4 KitKat as standard. This all sounds reasonable, but it’s also said the G3 will be powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core processor.

This isn’t quite so likely. At the moment, there are only two octa-core processors worth mentioning, Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa, and MediaTek’s MT6592 true octa core chip. We can’t see LG deciding to put arch-rival Samsung’s processor in its flagship phone, or the budget MediaTek option either. The LG G2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800, making the Snapdragon 805 a more logical choice for the sequel.

Moving on to LG’s wearable tech plans, the source of the rumor talks about a smartwatch called the G Arch, and a fitness tracking wristband named the G Health. Earlier this year an LG executive said the firm was working on a smartwatch, so this doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but we weren’t expecting a FuelBand-challenging fitness tracker too. We’ve recently heard Samsung could be working on something similar, tentatively known as the Galaxy Band.

We may see the LG G3 and its wearable companions introduced during Mobile World Congress in 2014, according to the Herald’s source. This would make the LG G2 little more than seven months old, and hardly in desperate need of replacing. While LG’s wearable tech may come at MWC, a late summer launch for the G3 seems more likely.

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