Beastly LG G Pro 3 Promises Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM And 6-Inch QHD Display

It's been a roller coaster ride of rumors for fans of LG's G Pro series -- first there was talk that a third generation G Pro device would emerge late last year, then there was speculation that the South Korean handset maker decided to retire the line so that it could concentrate all its efforts on its flagship G4 smartphone. So, what's the latest? It looks like LG will go forth with a G Pro 3 device after all, and it will be the biggest one yet.

If you recall, the original G Pro released in 2013 featured a 5.5-inch display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) IPS display. It also came equipped with a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 System-on-Chip (SoC), 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage.

LG G Pro 2
The LG G Pro 3 will have a bigger display and faster processor than the G Pro 2 shown above

Then in February 2014, the G Pro 2 upped the ante with a 5.9-inch display, also of the IPS variety with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution. It was powered by a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.

Looking ahead at the G Pro 3, it will reportedly enter the fray toting a 6-inch display with a 2560x1440 resolution, giving the handset a tightly packed pixel density of 490 pixels per inch. If the rumored specs hold true, it will also sport Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage upgradeable via microSD.

There will be an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies and video conferencing (assuming you do that sort of thing from a smartphone), a 20.7-megapixel camera on the back, and a fingerprint scanner. Android 5.1 Lollipop will round out the package.

The LG G Pro 3 will supposedly ship by the end of the year for around $790 MSRP.