LG G3 Release Date Set for May 2014

The LG G3 release date could be on May 17, 2014.

The successor to last year's G2 was reported on by Korean media this week. The sources revealed some of the specifications of the handset as well as the expected launch.

The device is rumored to feature a QHD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560, which is four times as many pixels as a 720p touchscreen. It is expected to be around 5.5-inches.

The rumored May release date pushes the refresh cycle forward a bit as the LG G2 debuted in September of 2013. LG seems to want to get a head start on the competition by pushing out the handset at that time.

The LG G3 could be introduced as early as February at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Those interested in owning the LG G2 could pick up one for free on contract through AT&T.

The carrier is offering this promotion for a limited time and in order to access the deal, customers must sign on for a two-year agreement with the carrier. This is a great bargain for customers who do not mind being locked into a contract.

The offer is only available online and will expire on Jan. 31 so those who are interested should act fast.

The LG G2 is available on AT&T and Verizon. It was officially released in the fall of last year and features similar specs to the company's Google flagship, the Nexus 5.

The G2 features some impressive specs including a 5.2-inch full HD display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 2GB of RAM, a microSD slot, a 3,000mAh battery, on screen navigation keys, and Android 4.2.2 with LG's custom skin. The LG G2 will also be the world's first worldwide-launching smartphone running the Snapdragon 800 processor.