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LG G3 mass production gets underway ahead of 27-28 May launch events

LG will tear off the wrapping paper from its new flagship smartphone later this month with reports suggesting that mass production of the new device is already underway.

Related: LG G3’s display will boast a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution

The LG G3 is expected to be unveiled at launch events taking place on 27 and 28 May in six cities across the world, the launch flyer seemingly confirming LG’s acknowledgement of the new phone in its latest earnings report.

Invites have been sent out for the events that will take in San Francisco, London, and New York on 27 May before moving on to Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul the following day.

The flyer includes the quote “to be simple is to be great” from American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson with the ‘G’ branded in the same way as it is on the LG G2 smartphone.

Various sources in Korea quoted by ET-News state that the LG G3 has already entered mass production in its home country in preparation for its release later this year, the same article indicating that it has a sales target of some 10 million units.

Rumours first began to emerge over three months ago when reports stated that the G2’s predecessor would get a May release date complete with a larger and more powerful display.

It’s expected that the screen will measure in at 5.2in with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, both upping the ante on the 5.2in G2 that has a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Leaked photos of the device appear to confirm that it will keep the rear mounted volume and power buttons of its predecessor and there will be some sort of sensor next to the camera to measure either the heart rate or scan fingerprints.

Although the G2 was rated highly with 4.5 / 5 stars on our review thanks to the excellent screen and camera it was blamed by LG for losses in Q4 2013 and it’s optimistic of the company to project such heady numbers for the new device.