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LG G3 gets stripped of its back cover, flashes a detachable battery and microSD slot

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LG G3 gets stripped of its back cover, flashes a detachable battery and microSD slot
The LG G3 is shaping up to be one monstrous device, not only on account of the 5.5" Quad HD display, but also in terms of chassis design and versatility. Apart from a good screen-to-body ratio, it will apparently feature a removable back cover, swappable 3000 mAh battery, and a microSD slot for storage expansion.

The last two were missing from the international version of its predecessor, the G2, which irked some of its users. The G3 for T-Mobile (D851), however, that leaked yesterday, clearly shows a detachable battery unit. Today, we are getting another leak, this time picturing a full rear exposure of the G3, and for the first time it's with the back cover removed, exposing what's under the hood. The insignia at the upper right part shows that it's the D855 version, which will likely grace European markets. Thankfully, this one will evidently also sport a swappable 3000 mAh battery, and a microSD slot for internal memory expansion, so these niceties will likely comes standard with any G3 model. 

Long story short, it's now very probable that we are looking at a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of storage space, a 13 MP OIS+ rear camera with laser autofocus assist, microSD card support, and a removable 3,000 mAh battery. This puppy should also be running Android 4.4 KitKat, and feature a revamped, minimalistic interface, so we can't wait to put our grubby mitts on LG's finest, and put it through the review paces.

source: Techblog.gr

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posted on 23 May 2014, 01:38 1

1. Kishin (Posts: 704; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Nothing to worry about if the software is optimized.

posted on 23 May 2014, 04:15

23. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Now thats a samsung's way... I was always wondering why lg doesnt put removable battery when samsung is doing so? lg love to put those features which samsung already have+some extra...

posted on 23 May 2014, 01:38

2. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


another day, another LG leak.
seriously is there any features that's not yet leak?

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:09 3

12. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


are you complaining? because you don't have to read it. If you want to wait for the announcement then do it. I prefer this way because I am not patient enough.

posted on 23 May 2014, 07:19 1

32. troutsy (Posts: 309; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


She's just an Apple fangirl trolling an Android rumor article.

posted on 23 May 2014, 01:38 1

3. Anarsosoroo (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 May 2014)


Yay!!!

posted on 23 May 2014, 01:46 1

4. brasstax (Posts: 234; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Its a shame that LG is releasing this flagship so late. Had this been released 2 months earlier, it could have outgunned the samsung s5 and shipped a lot of units. This late release has also allowed samsung to prep its supposed s5 prime thereby drawing away even more customers.

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:14 2

14. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


Now lets wait and see whats going to happen. LG G3 looks way better than S5 and is way more impressive than S5. Those 11 million sold could return or sell their phone after using it. LG G3 got enough time to catch up for sure. As you can see in the comment a lot of people have been hating on S5 because its not impressive enough while G3 has been mainly positives. That speaks volume for me as LG got enough money to market their phone which is no doubt better than S5. Just put 805 on the G3 later this year and you got an amazing device that could match S5 Prime.

posted on 23 May 2014, 04:42 1

24. 3rdDegree (Posts: 213; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Are you kidding me?? This is far too early!
Waiting another month or so would have meant the exclusive first of being able to utilise the Snapdragon 805. They would have DESTROYED the competition then.

posted on 23 May 2014, 01:46 2

5. tech2 (Posts: 3321; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LG G2: 3200mah on 1080p
LG G3: 3000mah on QHD ?!

:C

posted on 23 May 2014, 01:51 1

8. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


The International D802 version had a 3000 mAh cell.

posted on 23 May 2014, 01:58

9. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


reduce bezel, increase thickness, battery life able remain
increase bezel, reduce thickness, battery life also able remain
reuce bezel, and reduce thickness, no space battery life,

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:07 1

11. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


What do you mean by that???

posted on 23 May 2014, 03:01 3

19. tech2 (Posts: 3321; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


What the hell are you talking about ?! What does bezels and thickness have to do with battery life :/

posted on 23 May 2014, 03:06 3

20. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2625; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I think he's trying to say that because of reduced bezels and thickness, there is less room for a battery. Which leads to a less powerful battery and battery life.

posted on 23 May 2014, 03:48

21. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


smart boy boy :)

posted on 23 May 2014, 04:45

25. 3rdDegree (Posts: 213; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Well because of the reduced bezel on the G2, LG was able to implement their dual routing technology which meant the phone would use Graphic RAM. Also, resulting from the thinning of the bezels, LG engineers were able to create a stepped battery, utilising every possible bit of space for maximum battery to phone ratio.

posted on 23 May 2014, 07:12 1

30. cappy718 (Posts: 26; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


G2: Non-removable battery
G3: Removable battery - that is still bigger than the batteries in the S5/M8

Someone will always complain...

posted on 23 May 2014, 08:30

33. tech2 (Posts: 3321; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Being sceptical is different then complaining.

Inspite of G2's bigger battery last year it barely lasted a bite more then S4 with 600mah more !

So by applying some common sense, you'll realize a QHD display with a smaller battery would have a significant toll on its battery unless they've applied some ground-breaking technology or have find a way to curtail the power drain.

For me (and like most others) a bigger battery is more important then a QHD.

posted on 24 May 2014, 16:45

41. nbringer (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


But LG does not use amoled so resolution does not matter.

posted on 23 May 2014, 09:02

35. egbtmagus (Posts: 93; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


G2 did not have a 3200mah battery, it was 3000mah just like the G3 is rumored to be. The Korean model actually had less then 3000mah.

posted on 23 May 2014, 09:10

36. tech2 (Posts: 3321; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Oops....made a booboo. Thanks for correcting !

posted on 23 May 2014, 01:48

6. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Its sad that we get so hyped for this, then they release the LG G3 Pro before the year is over. I miss the annual flagship releases.

posted on 23 May 2014, 01:49

7. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Don't know how LG missed out on implementing the 4K Optimized S805 SoC but still the device seems promising.

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:28 1

16. Chris.P (Posts: 519; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


It's quite obviously not yet ready for mass production. LG is not in the habit of skimping on specs with its flagship, specifically with the processor.

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:06 1

10. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I think this will not be waterproof..because there is no protection on the back like s5...

posted on 23 May 2014, 05:40 2

27. wargreymon (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


And where is this back without protection? Its very protected and S5 has the sealing in the back cover, so please link the back cover you have seen without sealing.

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:09

13. Diezparda (Posts: 822; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Awww yiss!! let's hope it was truly have same dimension as GS5.

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:17 3

15. amozhi (Posts: 130; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Wow...Samsung killer?

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:40 1

17. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


this won't kill Samsung as g2 didn't kill s4. only tech nerds are waiting for this beast but the general public is clueless so this won't sell like hot cakes and shamesung will once again sell like hotdogs. also it's too late to release the device which has the same 801 soc.

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:57 2

18. Diezparda (Posts: 822; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


same happen with the 5s doesn't matter how small it's improvement over it's predecessor it will sell & clueless people gladly camp outside apple store.

posted on 23 May 2014, 03:52

22. refillable (Posts: 1038; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


That's some great news... I hope the battery will be bigger and/or more efficient.

posted on 23 May 2014, 05:38

26. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Pathetic not even a single comp wants or is pushing nor using Arm A15 Cpu straight Quadcore with 4Gb Ram

Same old news S801 S805 3gb Ram

posted on 23 May 2014, 06:41

28. JakeH (Posts: 77; Member since: 01 May 2014)


Most likely the korean version. on the G2, the korean version had a microSD card slot and the international version didn't. Probably will be the same for the G3

posted on 23 May 2014, 09:36

37. KasiRawr03 (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 May 2014)


Sadly that is something we have to keep in mind...
But, I really hope the SD card in G3 will be international this time.

posted on 23 May 2014, 06:45

29. matthew1811 (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 May 2014)


I´m sad because LG G2 had Li-Pol battery. This one is Li-Ion. Why?

posted on 23 May 2014, 07:13

31. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


I keep trying to think negatively about their 3000mah battery decision, but LG made a clear choice to pick the 801 and that battery so i assume they know what they're doin. Though recently my G2 not even 2years old the battery is dying quicker than ever and i do not know why. Things to come? I hope not

posted on 23 May 2014, 08:36 1

34. Gamas_K (Posts: 70; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Is this the korean version? If it is then i could believe because korean g2 also had removable battery and sd card slot

posted on 23 May 2014, 12:39

40. wargreymon (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


It says D855 all over the device which is the European version. The D851 T-Mobile also showed removable battery and MicroSD card slot. LG did an epic job pulling off a stunt like this if they show up something else on tuesday.

posted on 23 May 2014, 10:17

38. aniladitya (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 May 2014)


battery life will be fine .. i think it will feature improved GRAM..

posted on 23 May 2014, 11:11

39. cncrim (Posts: 789; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


She will be my next daily driver, one more wish lg would consider is speaker should be in front like The ONE

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