The long-awaited sixth-generation iPhone may not be official yet, but it seems competition is already heating up.
Going by the name of LG D1L at the moment, sources say the new handset should boast a 4.7-inch LCD screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, Ice Cream Sandwich software, and support for LTE and 3G connectivity.
Despite still being in the pre-production phase, like the new iPhone and Galaxy S3, the D1L is thought to be scheduled for release next month.
The month of May would make sense, as it fits with some of what we’ve heard regarding the upcoming Apple and Samsung smartphones. The next iPhone could arrive in June, following an announcement during the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference. And there is a rumour Samsung will unveil its Galaxy S2 successor on 22 May.
So could LG be braced to give both the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 a run for their money?
Specs wise, the trio is fairly evenly matched although the LG model is underpowered if the dual-core chipset is accurate as the others are anticipated to have quad-core processors.
The screens will be a similar size, with the iPhone 5 thought to have a 4.6-inch OLED display and the S3 a 4.7-inch Super PLUS HD AMOLED screen. The Samsung phone will also run on the latest version of Android OS and possibly feature a ceramic, waterproof case – similarly, the new iPhone will boast a sleek design with a unibody case rumoured.
Which upcoming big hitter are you most excited about?
Watch this space for further details on all three smartphones – and let’s hope we get something official on specs and release dates soon!