More than two years have passed since LG has released the G3 flagship with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, and this year, the smartphone was upgraded to 6.0 Marshmallow. Owners of this device didn’t believe they’ll ever get a new update, but it seems that a Geekbench benchmark says otherwise.
It’s hard to believe, but the LG G3 will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat next month, even if LG has focused mainly on the G4 and G5 models and offered their owners the latest updates. On the other hand, the G3 made a good impression because it has a great camera and imaging system and since its launch, it received a few ROMs that gave users the chance to test out additional features. However, things are about to get more interesting, as this handset has been spotted Geekbench running on Google’s latest operating system. In the single-core test, the G3 has obtained a score of 929, while in the multi-core test, it scored 2,977.
LG hasn’t made any official statement yet and it didn’t even say if the G4 and G5 will receive the new software, but rumors claim that the G3 will be updated before the newer models, in select countries. Another old device that runs Nougat is the HTC HD2, which was launched back in 2009 with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional out of the box. This was possible thanks to a developer named macs18max, who booted a custom ROM based on Android 7.0. However, because this device doesn’t have enough RAM, the operating system doesn’t run comfortably.
We remind you the technical specs of the LG G3:
– a 5.5-inch True HD-IPS + LCD display supporting a QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution;
– a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset powered by a quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor backed by an Adreno 330 GPU;
– 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage or 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage;
– a primary camera of 13MP with f/2.4 optics, phase detection/laser autofocus, OIS and dual-LED (dual tone) flash;
– a secondary camera of 2.1MP;
– a removable battery of 3000mAh.