Alleged LG G3 screenshot hints at more “flat” design to Optimus UI

It is fair to say that the leaks of information we are learning about the forthcoming LG G3 are not as numerous as they were for the new HTC One (M8). That does not make us any less excited to see the final product, however.

The LG G2 is such an excellent device, it goes without saying that its successor has some very big shoes to fill. We fully expect LG to bring its “A” game to the stage whenever the new LG G3 gets introduced.

Here is what we think we know about the G3 already, we are expecting a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 1440x2560 pixels. The device will likely be water resistant and dustproof. The camera might be a 13MP sensor with optical image stabilization, but that is not certain.

Under the hood things are even more hazy. We have seen rumors pointing at a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU, or perhaps an octa-core MediaTek processor, maybe even a processor of LG’s own design. With rumors like that, it really is anyone’s guess.

From a user perspective, the LG G3 would be a good device to introduce an enhanced UI for the skin LG puts on its Android powered devices.  Since we are also expecting to see advanced personalization features the user experience is going to be different anyway, so why not give it a new look?  The Optimus UI in its current form on the G2 is very similar to the TouchWiz interface found on Samsung devices. If the screen shot here is the real deal, then it looks as though LG has subtle changes in mind for the UI elements.

The app icons look a little more flat, which would follow a trend set by Apple and Samsung. What will be more interesting to see is if there are deeper changes made to the UI underneath the home screens, further along the lines of what Samsung did to TouchWiz. Either way, it is going to be exciting to see if the LG G3 proves to be the Galaxy S5 “killer” it has been billed to be in the Korean media.

source: Niels Summer (



1. papss unregistered

Say what??? Trend set by apple and SS?

27. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Nice joke PA

30. likemorethan1

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

*By WP bad... bad move PA

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I will admit that windows was the first to go flat on the UI, but once Apple did it, everybody followed.

4. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

That's because with Apple the customer base is extremely loyal, so when Apple does something and iPhone users adjust to the change, the customers want a similar experience when switching to an Android phone. This makes good sense to any company that does see ex-iphone users switch over, and it's more inviting for the users when they do switch. My switch from an iP5 to a G2 was painless, and once I got used to the plethora of features I thought I could live without, I can't imagine ever going back. Kinda like the switch from Blackberry to iPhone back in 2010.

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

You have been enlightened and freed from

13. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Lol itunes? You mean ios.

3. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

That new UI is pretty awesome (but once again, they are following in TouchWiz's footsteps).

5. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

I have great expetations about this device.

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

The icons look horrible ... Thanks to LG theme chooser, it's fixable

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It still doesn't appeal to me... It looks a lot better, but still needs some work. The internet icon is blatantly stolen from Sense 5/6.

33. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG is the best.........sweetest UI ever..........

37. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

"The internet icon is blatantly stolen from Sense5/6" - Never go full retard

36. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

your face is horrible

7. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Looks exactly like TouchWiz. Why can't you make something new LG, instead of following everything that Samsung does in terms of software????

23. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Not samsungs fault LG does it better LOL

40. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

How do it better? By copying one-handed operation, smart 'screen', the UI elements, flat icons, glossy plastic, and similar samsung design....Samsung does it way better because at least its original not copied.

25. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Samsung and lg just keeps on copying each other from those flip cases and now this

34. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012


35. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG is by far better.....

8. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

What's up with all the flat UI wagon lately?

10. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Thank god they're sticking with a 5x5 grid.

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow..a normal 5.5 inch screen phone..good to hear someone is making bigger phones a standard...

14. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Well, they are certainly an improvement (they pretty much have to be), but I dislike the inconsistency between the icons. They should have a unified look, rather than each one having a unique approach.

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I knew Windows Phone was onto the future of UI design when it did Flat UI in late 2010. Thats why I rock WP for me its the best, fun seeing the rest playing catch up. Samsung and Apple only recently starts doing Flat UI.

16. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

that setting icon looks like Apple ones...and i would like to ask is anyone still playing temple run...haha, just joking...=D

17. dancorcal

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Who cares about's android, I change my icons out all the time. It's not like IOS and you have to take what they give you.

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Mediatek chipset ROFL. If this rumor is true indeed its grave is ready.

29. AndroidStuff

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

MT 6595 will probably be faster than Snapdragon 805. It's set to use 4xA17 cores at 2.2GHz which are as fast as 4xS4 (krait) cores at 2.7GHz (which will be what S805 will use), but additional to those it will use 4 A7 cores which would catapult its Antutu scores close to mid 40000. I doubt Snapdragon will post such performance, either in real life applications or benchmarks. Unless Qualcomm is readying something to blow us out of the water they should be ready to be a follower rather than a leader in performance (and possibly sales). Good move from LG to choose the new kings of performance.

38. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Benchmarks=/=performance. Ask anyone who has owned a mediatek phone he will tell his sad story of crap experience.

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