First LG G3 press renders appear, showing the QHD flagship in all its brushed finish glory

First LG G3 press renders appear, showing the QHD flagship in all its brushed finish glory
Want to know how the LG G3 will look like outside of blurry spy shots and murky concepts? We got tipped the first press shots of the upcoming LG flagship, telling us that the golden chassis trend has laid its eggs deep in the host. We kid, but the hotly-anticipated flagship is indeed going to be available in the fashionable golden color, as well as titan grey and silver colors. All rumors that the phone will feature a special finish that looks like brushed metal, seem to hold water, though it's still likely to be made of polycarbonate.

As a reminder, the LG G3 unveiling is just around the corner, expected for a May 27th unveiling, and the handset is expected to be the first smartphone from a big brand-name manufacturer, which will feature a 5.5" display panel with the breathtaking Quad HD 1440x2560 pixels resolution. The latest Snapdragon 805 chipset and 3 GB of RAM are cited to round up the pretty offering, as well as a 13 MP optically-stabilized camera with what seems like a two-tone flash. The Optimus UI might have also received a thorough overhaul, judging from LG's teaser video, as well as numerous reports for a more "personalized" experience

According to the press renders below, the G3 might still feature the excellent screen-to-body ratio of its predecessor, offering a huge display bordering on the phablet realm, in a comparatively compact chassis, just like the G Pro 2. From the looks of it, the signature rear keys have been redesigned with a different, more premium look, and a finger-friendly texture. There is also a mysterious elliptic opening next to them, so we can't wait to put this puppy through its paces the first chance we get. Do you like what you see so far?

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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126 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Damn this is appetizing.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sexy..... Black one is Killer...

60. MichaelA

Posts: 18; Member since: May 14, 2014

They're calling it "Titan grey"

62. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yes black one is dam sexy.....and so premium like m8.

82. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

yes but I like the gold one and I dont know the reason :D

87. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

btw what is that thing left side of camera ??? depth sensor ???

122. zhiae unregistered

Light sensor

123. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

light sensor for what ? night shots maybe

129. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

It's an INFRARED sensor

124. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

MayB Heart Rate sensor !!

113. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Jet brushed black aluminium

114. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Indeed the Black One is way sexy while i have the same question with Zuckerboy, what is the thing at left side of camera? i still didn't like how it looks, it'll be better if it doesn't exist. I hate the symmetrical design at the back panel it's just weird.

126. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 896; Member since: May 07, 2014

Gold one is mass murderer

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Design looks REALLY GOOD even that I'm not a big fan of buttons on the back! Bravo LG! :)

27. maherk

Posts: 6521; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You habe to try them 1st. First when I saw the G2, I was skeptical about how smart the idea of throwing the buttons back, then I got a G2 for my wife and the placement is a great features for today's big phones. She ended up hating the phone for a couple of reasons and got a Note 3 instead. But from what it looks like so far, LG has built a monster in the G3, and although I didn't like it at first, now I find it one of the best looking devices. And while the S5 will rack up the best sales numbers, I believe that Sony Z2 and LG G3 will be the better phones, and this is coming from an S5 owner (I still like my phone btw).

32. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"You habe to try them 1st." I already did that also I don't say that it is bad or so. But it is a bit weird and a bit awkward to me, maybe it is just not the way how I'm used to mianipulate my smartphone. I think that I would need a bit more time to get used and then everything would be fine. :) "She ended up hating the phone for a couple of reasons and got a Note 3 instead." Why? "And while the S5 will rack up the best sales numbers, I believe that Sony Z2 and LG G3 will be the better phones..." Agree. In my opinion Sony Xperia Z2 is already better than Samsung Galaxy S5 and I'm sure that LG G3 will be even better.

51. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yup. Design is subjective. However renders always look nice

63. MichaelA

Posts: 18; Member since: May 14, 2014

I have a sneaky suspicion this phone won't be waterproof. It doesn't kill this phone for me, but I have lost two phones to water incidents (toilet & pool), so it is a nice feature.

54. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

the black one is f**** sexY! LG indeed step up on designs of their flagships! im just hoping that they make any improvements also on thier UI!...im not a fan on the back buttons but this phone really got my attention. looking forward for a personal hands on on this device!

61. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

few years later we will see only screen from front view of lg devices.

93. Ashoaib

Posts: 3238; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Design cues are taken from oneplus1

99. MichaelA

Posts: 18; Member since: May 14, 2014

What are you talking about... this looks like the G2 with less bezel. You act like the one plus one is some unique design...

104. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

No joke. It actually looks like real metal, which is great, especially that piece of bezel on the front, it has that spun metal look that Asus uses a lot. It could still be plastic, but damn does it look good.

117. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Looks ugly Imo.

2. Takeharu

Posts: 277; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Sexy!

4. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Unlike Samsung, LG seems to be improving with their design. I would've prefered if it didn't have the logo on the bottom bezel, but that's not a big deal.

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Unlike Samsung, LG seems to be improving with their design." True.

28. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Um, didn't Samsung do the "brushed metal look" on the Galaxy S3? Then they got killed because it was only poly carbonate, like the G3. So, pardon me if I'm not impressed much.

36. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

What?

42. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

He has a good point actually. At the momebr we are not sure if it is plastic or metal (as far as i know atleast). So if its plastic with brushed finish, then samsung has already done that and the theory that their design is better then samsung's is incorrect.

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