After skipping a cycle with the G Pro series, LG may reportedly return with a bang later this year.
LG's next smartphone could prove to be quite the monster, if the latest rumors pan out. According to chatter surfacing in recent days, the so-called LG G Pro 3 may emerge in the second half of the year.
Big and bad on the inside, the LG might be equally interesting on the outside, too. The G Pro 3 could come with a 6-inch 2K (2,560x1,440-pixel) screen and a fingerprint reader.
With specs that would best today's top Androids, the LG superphone could pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM. Additionally, the G Pro 3 is said to boast 32GB of internal storage with a microSD expansion card slot.
In terms of cameras, the LG handset may feature a 20.7-megapixel rear shooter with an 8-megapixel sensor on its front.
As of today, the smartphone is whispered to run Android 5.1, the latest official release available. Depending on the timing of the launch, however, I wouldn't be surprised to see it debut with an Android M operating system.
As a refresher, the last time we saw LG release a Pro phone was in early 2014 with the G Pro 2 . We're well beyond this series' annual launch cycle.
Looking ahead, LG has already gone on record with teases of a killer handset beyond that of its G4. Might the G Pro 3 be that device?
It isn't immediately clear when LG would introduce the G Pro 3, but we might look forward to IFA in Berlin. LG has a history of announcing multiple phones at the annual conference. This year's event kicks off on September 4; CNET will be on the ground for this and any other prospective product launches.
CNET has contacted LG for comment on the G Pro 3 rumors and will update this article with any new information.