Say cheese: LG G3 photographed in White and Gold

Say cheese: LG G3 photographed in White and Gold
The LG G3 is expected to be introduced to the world at an LG event on May 27th. But until then, we have some new pictures of the device to show you from reliable leaker evleaks. The images show LG's rumored upcoming flagship in White and in Gold. With a 5.5 inch 1440 x 2560 resolution screen, the race is on between this model and the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime to become the first in the states with a QHD resolution.

There are still quite a few unanswered questions, which hopefully we will find out on the 27th of this month. There is a question about the silicon under the hood. Recently, we learned from someone who allegedly got to use the unit, that it will be driven by a Snapdragon 801 SoC. Some earlier reports suggested that the Snapdragon 805 SoC would be powering the model.

LG's current flagship model, the LG G2, was one of three handsets that we picked as the best smartphone for 2013. The other two models, incidentally, were the Nexus 5 and the Apple iPhone 5s


source: @evleaks

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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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45 Comments

1. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Kinda disappointed in the gold colorway, but black should be dope

6. Sauce unregistered

Tell me about it. Ever since Apple released their gold flagship, the gold circus came to town. Black should be awesome, especially on a greatly designed phone like this.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The black phone still has a grayish front piece on it that doesn't match. It's just not as noticeable of a logo plate vs. the white or the gold.

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yeah, I dislike gold colorations on phones - always stuck with black, or grey/black....there are lots of cases out there to make any phone just golden...

2. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I think it looks better than the Sony Xperia Z2

30. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Hel* no! Z2 and M8 are the most beautiful devices around! Though G3 is a lot better looking than G2, which is a lot better looking than S5.

3. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Maybe there will be two versions of this beast. 16GB version with FHD, 2GB of RAM, Snapdragon 801 And 32GB version with QHD, 3GB of RAM, Snapdragon 805 ┐(´_`)┌

36. pitzy

Posts: 42; Member since: May 15, 2014

why sould they release a "16GB version with FHD, 2GB of RAM, Snapdragon 801"? it would be almost identical with the G2.. Baseing that LG was the first to introduce the Snapdargon 800, i guess they will be the first to introduce the 805 version.. only a guess

4. KasiRawr03

Posts: 9; Member since: May 15, 2014

Hello everyone! I'm curious about two things: Will the G3 have an SD card slot? And is the camera going to be a 13MP or 16MP? Thanks!

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

odds are - no microSD slot

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Nevermind - phonearena shows it will have a slot (yahoooo) on its spec page:http://www.phonearena.com/phones/LG-G3_id8347

45. KasiRawr03

Posts: 9; Member since: May 15, 2014

Thanks!

5. spasticpat

Posts: 110; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

I personally don't like the way the bottom part is different colored than the top part. Otherwise, this looks like a beast of a phone.

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I thought that too. I don't know why they had to ruin the looks of the phone by doing that...

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Looks like they could have gone with buttons on front and logo on back. I suppose that maybe people would have thought it looked too much like a Samsung then.

8. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I think this phone is going to be a flop for the following reasons: 5.5" is too big for most people... Performance might be laggy because of the QHD screen and heavy LG skin... Battery life might not be so good because of the QHD screen and powerful processor... Those back buttons are going to be hard to use and are quite unattractive and cheap-looking... The phone is overall cheap-looking due to the plastic body that they have tried to make look premium with an ugly metal-ish finish...

12. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

5.5" is too big if the bezel is wide. G2 is having a display which is almost equals to the size of original Galaxy Note but still the size of Galaxy S4.

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

5.5" would be too big for me even if it had no bezel at all...

15. ErenJaeger

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

LG's UI is not inefficient though. The G2 is lag free.

16. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I've had the G2 and Nexus 5. They both have the same processor, and I must say that the Nexus 5 is considerably more lag-free than the G2...

22. Retro-touch unregistered

I've had a Nexus 5 and now G2 and they are both lag free, Nexus 5 is slightly snappier but battery life is worlds apart. The screen and camera are also so much better on a G2 and I rarely ever use the buttons, just double tap to wake/sleep. Both awesome phones but I'd recommend the G2 over the Nexus 5

28. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I definitely prefer the Nexus 5 with its vanilla Android. I just couldn't live with LG's horrible UI skin. Otherwise the G2 was great...

25. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

You guys always talking about lag. It's getting long in the tooth. I have a 5s and it also lags sometimes. Isn't it obvious by now that all phones stutters once in a while. It's annoying. Show me one phone out there that doesn't stutter and I will gladly dash you $200.

39. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Exactly. The lag frenzy was from some iFans who had no life and wanted to rag on Android users, and was picked up by some WP low lifes who also wanted to rag on Android users. Fortunately there was only a small percentage from each of those groups that felt that way, unfortunately they still exist. I'll double down on your bet, every phone shows lag at some time or another. Most people who have a life and live in the real world don't care.

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

5.5 inches is a good size - why come out with another 5 inch phone? Just buy the mini version of this phone...

21. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The mini versions always suck, and you should know that...

31. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Yeah right every OEM mini sucks . Except z1 compact . Hopefully they'll follow Sony on this part.

24. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The screen on the G3 in the train looked like it was 1080p. I wonder if LG is going to market first with the Qualcomm 801 and a FHD display and later will follow with a higher spec 805 model with the QHD screen.

9. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This is a nice-looking refrigerator.

14. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I think this will be the device that breaks through for LG. I'm not saying they'll reach Samsung sales levels just yet, but it will be a big launch for LG with some of the biggest stales for them. Probably the biggest this far. Can't wait for it.

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