LG G3 images leaks again, this time in gold

Previously we've seen various close-ups or blurry shots of LG's upcoming G3, but today some new images have surfaced that give us a much better look at the new device. Now we can see the G3 in full — and in gold — and get we get a much better overall view of both the front and back that we've haven't seen before. Keep in mind that even though the G3 looks shiny and metallic here, it may very well still be plastic casing just like the LG G Flex.

These photos don't leave much else to the imagination — showing off the full back camera and flash. On the other side of the lens is what we had assumed to be an IR blaster window as on the G Flex, but GSMArena is saying that it's a laser (presumably infrared) to help with focusing at night — we'll believe it when we see it. It could be both, really. The front shows a slim bezel surrounding the 5.5" display, along with the speaker and LG branding. When all is said and done, we've seen the G3 in gold, white and grey.

In any case, we should find out plenty more at the end of the month.

Source: GSMArena

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This one is very convincing that is a real metal body.

turdbogls says:

not really. the blue GS3 has a metal look to it. its pretty easy to place a pattern behind the clear coat on plastic.

this is nothing more than a different take on the "texture' look they have on the G2


rgao007 says:

We can always hope...lol

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DWR_31 says:

If you want a metal texture finish and look, go to SlickWraps.com.

rampage1979 says:

I'm not convinced it's metal nor does it matter I was hoping for the same self healing back as the G flex

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tx_tuff says:

Forget a metal back, give me an updated version of the self healing back!

barondebxl says:

Thank you!

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mistertech says:

I'm confused why anyone would want a metal back. You'd be giving up QI wireless charging. That's one of the features I love about the LG G2. NFC would only work near the opening for the camera and even then it wouldn't be as reliable as it is with a plastic backed case. I guess it's ok if no one uses those features but I use them all the time.

rkirmeier says:

I agree! No interest in trading off other features so my phone can be more easily scratched/dented/scuffed but will have better aesthetics. I for one can't understand that trade off but some people think aesthetics is everything. It's not like the S3/S4/S5/G2/etc were bad looking in any way!

jd914 says:

Stop it with these gold phones.

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I font think this looks as bad as apples version.

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No, it's worse.

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Mac58 says:

I like it. To each his own

joe23521 says:

This is the only gold phone I've ever seen that didn't make me puke immediately. Not saying it's my (or even a good) color choice, but it is not hideous.

the1m.polo says:


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mcduffer says:

Agreed! Gold to me is just nasty. Kinda like when someone has a gold tooth. Yeah it's gold......but......it's not attractive.

frettfreak says:

THIS!!! FOR F SAKE.. Gold is ugly as CRAP!! Can we be done with it yet?? Just cause apple did it doesnt make it cool!!

will_solo says:

Relax and don't buy it. Sheesh...

Curse Apple for starting this gold trend.

cctpitts01 says:

Yeah i completely agree with you on that one Apple started this stupid craze and yet no company can actually release a phone with the accurate gold color :( not that i would ever buy one if someone actually did.

intrepid359 says:

Apple didn't start the gold trend. Gold phones were a thing even in the dumbphone era. Samsung proudly takes credit for making the first of many crappy, golden phones.


jkdem85 says:

oh come on, no one was making gold smartphones for years until the 5s...then everyone had one. Same with fingerprint scanner. You cannot deny that

Jet300 says:

LG had a gold phone. And the Motorola Atrix was the first smartphone with a fingerprint scanner if I recall correctly. Laptops have had them for how many years now?

frettfreak says:

but lets be honest.. it wasnt a "thing" until apple did it. Yes all those thing were out there. sparsely. now that apple did it, its the new thing. I hate apple as much as the next guy, but they made this a thing.

jlczl says:

I had an LG Expo with fingerprint scanner. Nothing new.

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intrepid359 says:

I can deny that, I did deny that, and I proved it. YOU can't deny it. Don't worry about it though, I know that a lot of people struggle to tell the difference between themselves and other people. ;^)

cluckkillerb says:

Actually, the Samsung Galaxy Golden was out before the gold iPhone, and like another user said, the Motorola Atrix had a fingerprint scanner years before the iPhone. Apple is just mashing together ideas from other manufacturers just like ever other smartphone manufacturer...

Quite frankly I think the gold phones look cheap and gaudy, but I guess some people like that look?

tx_tuff says:

I don't think his point is that Apple did it first, everybody here knows that is not the case. He is saying Apple made it popular and that is hard to deny.

flipponater says:

Apple also implemented them better

posting while eating gummybears in your girlfriends bedroom

Joe J1 says:

Apple did make gold color phones popular again but there were gold phones in the past. Plus whats the big deal gold is a common color so its not some genius move. White black silver gold should be standard.

masterpfa says:

It's funny how people can be brain washed into believing the hype. Because Apple tell you they were the first does not necessarily mean this is true. They would have you believe they invented the phone too at this rate. Apple "PROBABLY" made it popular but the LG Expo and Motorola Atrix both had fingerprint scanners first, plus Gold phones have been around almost as long as the mobile phone.

erwaso says:

Blackberry had gold phones before apple and samsung

I hope they didn't take these pictures with _another_ G3.
People need to calm down, take a breath and then click the shutter.

mmark27 says:

Eeeek! Someone's coming! Click (turn over) click. Well, eff it, that's good enough. How about hold the shutter button down, let it focus, then release. Not rocket surgery.

turdbogls says:

I would love to meet a rocket surgeon....wonder what tools he uses ;)

Analyss14 says:

A sonic screwdriver.

hmmm says:

Man those gold phones are ugly in my opinion. Are a lot of people even buying gold iPhones? I understand Apple maybe didn't invent the gold phone but they clearly started the god awful trend.

intrepid359 says:

It's apparently extremely popular within the Apple movement to look like an idiot.

It's also extremely popular within the same crowd to own gold phones.

sublimaze says:

It complements their illusion of exclusivity.

cctpitts01 says:

I love the massive screen on this device but goddammit why are they still putting the speakers on the back???

hmmm says:

yeah, I like speakers on the front (especially on a tablet) but I don't like how tall it makes a phone like the HTC One. Speakers on the bottom are kind of a nice middle ground as long as there are two of them.

mrbanks says:

Yeah I'm not a fan of the speakers on the back. I have G2 and the speakers on the bottom of phone are great. But speakers on the front of the phone like HTC are awesome.

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Kolten Nay says:

You couldn't keep the size of the device and the bezels so small with front facing speakers

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anekin007 says:

Front facing speakers don't add size to the phone and won't take much space. Speakers are small but HTC's design just makes them seem big. Sony Z2 has dual front facing speakers and it's built on the edge. Instead of these damn gold phones I wish companies would make front facing speakers the norm.

RaiderWill says:

Kolten Nay says:
"You couldn't keep the size of the device and the bezels so small with front facing speakers"
I say: Your Wrong.... view this vid:
Speaker Placement is PERFECT.. and someone is going to realize it and adopt this winning design.
The speaker placement on the G3 SUCKS.. and takes away Big Time from the style of the phone.. and I bet it sounds like SH!T as well... Looks like The OPPO Find 7 is back at the top of my list...

Yeah. This is a top contender for me to Motorola's follow up. Thankfully didn't get the S5 or M8. Good phones to be sure, these hopefully will be better. Maybe this will be one of the first Google Silver phones along with Motorola. Looks good though.

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Mikest says:

The more I see of this phone the more intrigued I am. I was a bit let down by the GS5 and this could be my next great contender. I doubt its metal. Its more likely a plastic finish to save money but thats never stopped me from buying Samsung in the past since I'm putting a case on it anyway. Im pleased that so far all the rumored improvements to this phone are actually useful things.

jmbburg26 says:

Forget the gold. That's a sexy phone!

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Dizfunctions says:

I'm definitely interested in the LG G3, but if it's bigger than the G2, then I'm not getting it. The G2 is big enough in my hand.

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eRod v1.0 says:

I love the size of the G2. I have a Note 3 and it's too big for me. I hope this G3 is not much bigger than the G2. If so it will be my next phone. If not, I'll get the next Moto X or Nexus.

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I love my M8, but this makes me swoon.

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Joe J1 says:

The m8 is pretty and the os is top notch but being an m7 owner and lg g2 owner. the bezels on htc phones seem like going backwards in time. the g3 specs are showing htc m8 size in width and shorter!

Yeah the Isai FL is shorter and only ~6mm wider. Nice.

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rovex says:

Just give it to me in black and ill be happy. Gold is tacky and gross.

Sherwaan says:

Will any company be making phones anymore, or just phablets? At least make a smaller 1080p version

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Eclectech says:

nice looking phone but the back speaker is a big turn off.

You're that Christian who started the "mark of the beast" debate in the previous post... You're not welcomed here.

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Eclectech says:


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F.Brown says:

I get more and more excited with each leak. I just hope the rumors of the G3 having a microSD card slot, OIS+, and a 3200 mAh removable battery are true.

limitbreak09 says:

5 inch screen, 1080 display, and at least 3000 mah removable battery is the perfeft phone for me.
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Joe J1 says:

Well the original korean version lg g2 always came with 2 removable batteries and microsd slot so its almost a given. The last leaked pic showed that also and a mico sd slot above the sim slot. OIS+ optical and digital stabilization. MM drool. best 4k video recording

Neofire says:

This phone is huge....

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Joe J1 says:

How is it huge when it appears to be the same size as the htc m8 with 5.5" screen?

Saturn1217 says:

Because the HTC M8 is pretty much universally agreed to be a big phone. It is impressive that lg has managed to fit a 5.5" screen in the same body size but this is their flagship, not a phablet, and it is still large.

MarkSeven says:

I think a 5" screen is enough for me..

zackmack7 says:

Same here. My thumb justttt reaches the notification bar on my nexus 5

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RolandriE says:

Yep, and when you want to reach some button on the far right or left with your thumb your palm triggers the screen. And of course Android has no palm rejection whatsoever.

zackmack7 says:

Non-existant bezels? Can't really see where the screen ends

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deeb215 says:

Need to see this in grey and black. That copper gold color is something only a mother could love.

cstebbins says:

i like the hope of the big screen decently small bezel but god this color and look is ugly!

prlundberg says:

Gold phones nicely complement leisure suits. Perfect for a night at the Disco.

jagox5 says:

This looks very good! awesome job LG!

B Posey says:

I'll never understand why people actually want a tin can phone...

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Mac58 says:

LG.... you crazy underDOG.. I like what I am seeing.... one thing I ask.. no I BEG... PLEASE DO NOT DISAPPOINT!

Joe J1 says:

Can't tell if its real metal, maybe self healing back. Hope its metal to satisfy all the metal lovers.
The dimensions of maybe a htc m8 with a 5.5" screen yes please. After going near bezeless phone, Big bezels never again. Htc one.

OIS ++++++ optical image and digital image stabilization should bring the best 1080p 4k vid.
The lg g2 debloated and slightly tweaked was a generation ahead of my galaxy s note and htc one phones.
The LG G3 is beast.

RolandriE says:

LG makes better and better hardware, but with their non nexus phones it really hinges on their UX. If they don't dial the crazy factor back they will never be able to compete with Samsung.

Oh, and LG phones are quite a bit cheaper too.

mickey4mice says:

If this is the design prelude to Nexus 6, my next phone will be OnePlus One. I like HTC One M7 design but this trend toward brushed metal is annoying, looks like a shell better suited for the kitchen.

icemanj5 says:

I think a black/gun metal color, 32gb storage(SD card slot is a plus), a 5.5" screen(maybe a tad smaller), the 13 megapixel ois+ and S805 would be perfect! LG, please make it in this combination!

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RaiderWill says:

I sure hope this is a Dummy Phone.
The G2 was an excellent sized ( and great looking ) phone.
This thing looks to have grown to Phablet size.. With Hideous speaker placement.
The only thing it's going to have going for it is the new Flagship Standard 1440P Screen and popout battery.
The Stylish Design of the LG-G2 has been lost.

jimbo1mcm says:

Women will especially like this phone because they can go bezelless.