The G3 might sport a metal back cover after all, tips LG's German PR branch

The G3 might sport a metal back cover after all, tips LG's German PR branch
The German branch of LG's sprawling public relations empire, has all but confirmed a metal back cover for the LG G3. In their press release about the new QuickCircle case for the G3, the agency wrote literally that "the Quick Circle Case, which replaces the metallic back cover, supports wireless charging using the Qi-interface standards..."

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.


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1. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

A removable aluminium back cover? I highly doubt it. But I am still hopeful as well.

7. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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.

10. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

As long as it is removable for international version i don't care plastic or aluminium. LG don't do the same mistake you did with G2

11. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

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.

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Hmm... LG trying to give the premium feeling to its customers seems nice.

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

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.

6. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I remember how I used the E71 from Nokia. My fingers were not hurt back then.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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: No plastic 'gaps' for antenna: 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).

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

German engenering Class of its own

8. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

If it could be like HTC Desire Z...

9. MichaelA

Posts: 18; Member since: May 14, 2014

My HTC HD2 years ago was polished plastic with a metal back cover and it was by far the best built phone that i've owned.

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