The G3 might sport a metal back cover after all, tips LG's German PR branch
posted by Daniel P. / May 23, 2014, 5:03 AM
Granted, "metallic" is not the same as "metal," but we'll give the translation from German the benefit of the doubt here. We've been seeing a brushed metal finish on the G3 on all the press renders that have leaked so far, but assumed that it is just that - a finish that imitates, say, brushed aluminum, but it still crafted out of polycarbonate, for instance.
LG's German PR slip of the tongue, however, makes us hopeful that we will see an actually metal back cover arriving with the G3, which is on top of that removable, and gives access to a detachable 3000 mAh battery, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
- 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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A removable aluminium back cover? I highly doubt it. But I am still hopeful as well.
posted on May 23, 2014, 5:08 AM 3
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The Nokia C7/701 had a removable metal back cover as did some of their E series smartphones such as the E71. The removable metal cover was like a knife! I still have a C7 in a box.
posted on May 23, 2014, 6:31 AM 1
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I actually did not think the non-removab le back cover of the G2 is a big problem but the lack of sd-card slot is really big especially when one considers all these high resolution photos and HD videos. Maybe that is why they did not enable UHD video recording on the G2.
posted on May 23, 2014, 9:10 AM 0
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its not going to be easy removing a metal back cover. your fingernails will hurt like a b*tch unless there is abit of plastic on it.
posted on May 23, 2014, 5:22 AM 0
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When I'm watching LG G3 video teaser it looks like LG G3 is metal. :) But when I look at LG G3 images, I start to think that LG G3 will be plastic with metal frame. Why? Because if back cover is metal then why I don't see any plastic 'gaps' for antenna? Metal frame:http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/arti
No plastic 'gaps' for antenna:http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/arti cles/120687-image/LG-G3-press-renders-appear.jpg
I start to think that it will be plastic (only speculations). :(
What you think guys?
Anyway, even if it is plastic it still looks better than Samsung's plastic design at least in the teaser video and in images which were posted by PhoneArena (my opinion).
posted on May 23, 2014, 5:46 AM 0
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