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LG G3 Makes Appearance in Two New Photos

LG is going to announce the G3 come May 27, yet somehow, the company has managed to keep its next flagship mostly under wraps. We have seen the backside’s button arrangement a couple of times, but nothing like the leak that showed up tonight, assuming these photos are the real deal. In two photos posted to Korean site, Seeko, we are getting both front and back shots of the phone that should be awesome, if it’s anything like last year’s LG G2. 

The photos aren’t giving us a ton of info, but you can most definitely see the massive screen on the front (pictured below) that is running edge-to-edge with very little bottom bezel. We also have a micro USB port on the bottom, along with a bottom headphone jack and microphone. Obviously, the color of the phone is white.

On the back (pictured above), we can see the button arrangement for volume and power. The design matches up to the two leaks we have seen with its circular power button, coupled with flush volume up and down tabs. The camera is centered above the buttons, with a dual-LED and other sensor (could be IR blaster) straddling it. Last, there is a speaker grill to the bottom left.

The phone looks quite large, and is rumored to have a 5.5-inch QHD display, but then again, we could be looking at a person with small hands. We won’t know for sure on the size until we see it sitting next to another phone.

Assuming these photos of the phone are legit, what are your thoughts?

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Via:  Seeko
Cheers Kevin!
  • oneofthem

    Its rumored to have a removable back. looking at the leaks, it does not look like it.

  • Jon Rojas

    I can’t wait!

  • Jui

    It seems to be slightly curve at the bottom in the frontview picture, but so straight in the rearview pic.

  • I have the LG G2 and hated it for one reason. I couldnt get cool cases from Seidio and Spigen because I had the VZW one. So I don’t think I will get the LG G3. Loving my S5 right now anyways. But knowing me and my wife we will have another phone in a few months im sure. I figured out a few days ago that I spend way to much money on phones. Between cases and accessories and phones my cost a year is around $2450 times 2. Me and my wife. That is 3 phones full retail and about $500 in accessories. Just for me. My wife is about the same. Maybe $250 for her accessories. Thankful for money.

  • Kevin

    can the pictures be upright or do they have to be sideways?

    • Just another someone

      What does it matter? The phone looks the same regardless of the direction it’s flipped. It’s not like you can see a lot of detail from these photos anyway.

      • Kevin

        i just see the background and it’s slightly annoying.

  • roberthenderson

    Looks like more idiot engineers possibly put the speaker on the back

  • Eric

    looks like the HTC One X, plastic unibody.

  • Jesse Torres

    Headphone jack on the bottom! Lol

  • I just hate how they don’t offer removable batteries, and SD Card expansions. This is the main reason as to why I’m sticking with Samsung because they still support that.

  • WallBreaker

    If the Nexus line does die out I will Most Likely be sticking with LG products I actually find their software more bearable than touchwiz Of Course i will hold onto my nexus 5 as long as possible before I switch to a Non Nexus device, hopefully by then Android Silver will be up and running,

  • Blue Sun

    Two things:
    1.) Nice purse dude.
    2.) DL, can we rotate the photos 90 degrees clockwise?

  • Bruce

    want some more?

    • supremekizzle

      Strange. The top pic on the right shows the micro USB port in the center while the bottom image depicts it on the left, off center…

  • OF

    Lets go LG! Please don’t let me down like the others have so far!

  • mcdonsco

    It just doesn’t look much different than the g2…???

  • Mudokon83

    sd card slot? removably back? no? no?

  • Alan Hardin

    To keep my G2 or upgrade to G3. Decisions, decisions.

  • yummy

    I already like it. Gimme. Gimme some candy LG

  • Ralph Bretz

    Phone jack on the bottom… kellen loving that I bet

  • Orion

    Headphone jack on the bottom is always a win.

  • 213ninja

    big phone bitchfest.

  • Daistaar

    “That’s looks huge”
    – She

  • mu

    I wonder if it’s going to have the same GPS issues a the G2?

    • chucklehead322

      I’ve never had an issue with GPS on my G2.

    • alan

      Ya, I read a lot of people having problems with the GPS on the G2. It takes a while to get a lock. 30 seconds, 1 minute, never or sometimes it gives you the wrong location. When I was looking into the G2 this week, the GPS problems seems to be the biggest issue with it.

    • Jason

      The GPS problems seem to be brought up a lot when I was researching the G2. At least for some of them, it’s hardware/build quality issue. Squeezing the case where the GPS antenna is or opening it up and placing some paper between the case and GPS antenna fixed some people’s locking problems. I use the GPS a lot on my current phone and not just for driving. If the G3 has GPS problems or other build quality issues then I’m going to pass on it too.

      • mu

        That’s what I’ve been reading. It seems there’s more than just a few with build issues that causes the GPS to have a bad signal. I’ve also read about the improper antenna contacts as the cause for a good amount of the users with problems.

    • Captain Spaulding

      I’ve never had an issue with GPS on my G2.

    • MicroNix

      WAIT! The Narrator says the G2 is PERFECT! This can’t be accurate because what The Narrator says is gold.

  • Mike

    I wonder if this is the 1080P version or the 2k version assuming there are two version? I’m hoping there is a more premium version with a brushed metal look like in the invitation they sent out.

  • Jonathan Williams

    Hurry up and release this so I can get a cheaper G2…

    • Scott Capodice

      Amen to that!

  • e91369

    Where are the speakers. I like the speakers on the bottom like the G2. Anywhere else you don’t get good sound depending on how you hold the phone.

  • Cael

    “Assuming these photos of the phone are legit, what are your thoughts?”
    While it’s good that the photos are not blurry, the person sucks at taking pictures that show details better.

  • gpaine

    Looks very much like a prototype. I would expect the body to have some cosmetic changes before release.

    • Jprime

      everyone always says that, and it never happens.

      • gpaine

        Look at the white body; there are no accents or even the fake texture appearance of the G2. I would not be surprised if it changed, but you may very well be right.

  • flosserelli

    The only thing that is a letdown (imo) is the rear speaker. I can get over the shiny back, because I would put a skin on it anyway. I thought the G2 was an excellent phone, but I couldn’t get over the way the rear buttons stuck out. I really like how LG made the buttons flush this time. It will be tough choosing between this and the OPO.

    • WickedToby741

      Something tells me the price difference will make that an easier choice for you.

      • flosserelli

        Yeah, 64 GB (and everything else) for $350 will be hard to pass up. What concerns me most about OPO is the fact that it is a rookie in a big league, and updates for their custom CM11 “S”.

        • T_Dizzle

          You can always run regular CM builds instead.

          • flosserelli

            I thought the OPO needed a customized version in order to fully use the camera, etc. but I may be wrong. We’ll just have to see when it is finally released.

          • T_Dizzle

            You’re probably right but I’m sure the freelance developers will probably use the code in non “S” builds for the one.

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  • bogy25

    Of all the angles you can take picture of a phone he/she takes these – *smacks forehead*

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  • looks kinda crappy honestly…i wish lg would make a better build bc their design is on point with what i believe an android phone should look like…and it looks really big also thick wise(thats what she said)

  • Tony Byatt

    Not bad…

    Trying to make out a bezel, seems like from the photo it’s extremely thin…

  • terry12s

    Headphone jack on the bottom!

    • grumpyfuzz

      Was like that on the g2.

  • litobirdy

    Speaker on the back again? AGAIN? I was so used to speaker on the bottom now, much much better sound dammit. THIS SUCKS.. I will not be going back to cupping my hand to hear something loud and clear

  • Jprime

    i love the way this phone looks. But I dont think I can ever get behind putting the power button on the back.

  • Stephen

    Looking forward to the release of this phone, just hope it is not released in gloss plastic — I don’t want to hide my $600 phone behind a $2 cover. I understand that LG has increased the screen size without increasing the phone size by the near elimination of bezels. I suggest we should nickname this “God’s Phone” in recognition of the crucifix shaped opening that all the covers will have due to that rear button arrangement. 🙂

  • Ryan Laursen

    IMO there is something off in these pics…
    I’m not a professional, but:
    1) Hand looks stretched. A finger is unnaturally missing in the pic of the front.
    2) USB does not look centered in photo of the back. (it could be the angle)
    3) Focus looks soft on the housing, but sharper on the glass and hand

    Is it just me?

    • Jprime


  • Trysta

    Looks OK I guess? Will almost certainly be too big. (Honestly the g2 was also too big for me although I probably could have lived with it). I keep thinking to myself that my nexus 5 better last me a looong time because at this rate I won’t be able to get a new phone until I stop requiring one- handed use which is probably when I move out of major cities (sidewalks + public transit)

    I don’t see this case others are mentioning. it just looks like the white version of their phone. I don’t like white phones that aren’t white on the front as well.

    Glossy plastic is kind of meh. But based on previous leaks lg may have really improved their skin. This is what I am most interested in seeing.

  • imhowie

    5.5″ is too big for me. They claim the 5.2″ screen on my G2 is the perfect size for one handed use. What are they going to say if they put a bigger screen on it?

    • Cael

      They will say the QHD is amazing, Samsung doesn’t have this available right now, screw what we said before.

    • calculatorwatch

      Apparently the average hand size grows about half an inch every year, that’s the only explanation for why phones keep getting bigger.

  • droidify

    The case design reminds me of the old HTC one X. I guess LG liked the design of the camera bezel on the VZW G2. That spun metal camera lens cover looks identical to the VS980

    • joe23521

      Had the same thought about the HTC One X. Still using mine right now and still think it’s one of the best designed phones ever.

  • WCM3

    Pretty much looks identical to the G2.

    Also, the G2 was a perfect size, maybe too big at times, so I really hate the fact if they go with 5.5″. I think the 4.7″-5.0″ is the perfect size. Here’s hoping there’s a mini G3 with high end specs.

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  • heldadavid

    I just hope GPS issues don’t plague this device like they did on the G2…otherwise a damn near perfect device.

    • Jprime

      that issue kept me from getting one as did the need to root to add a multi-task button. couldnt get past that

      • LG G2 owner

        GPS issues are fixed on lateset releases

        • Jprime

          but multi-task?

  • Looks stunning!

  • disastrousrainbow

    Glossy plastic again? Say it ain’t so!

    • callumshell1

      Better than having it slip out of your hands which is likely with a matte finish.

      • hc792

        What? No.

      • WallBreaker

        you make zero sense the Nexus 5 was a matte finished and never slipped from my hands metal and aluminum was the most slippery and glossy plastic was 2nd.

        • callumshell1

          My One X was slippery as all hell.

    • Resistance_is_futile

      the best traditions of glossy PLASTIC precision and craftsmanship by LG!

      “design was INSPIRED by pebbles, water streams, sky clouds and milk”
      (but the end result looks like a cheap ugly mix of cheap glossy SAMSUNG and wrongly aligned pillow HTC)

      • Joey Sandoval

        The sgs 5 actually feels great in hand, I know it’s cheap plastic, but it’s great feeling cheap plastic

    • I’m Only Joking

      Shame too, they could have made it out of metal because metal makes phones best sellers… Right HTC?

      • WallBreaker

        metal is overrated in phones I am sorry it just is. It looks nice and feels good but every device i owned that was made of metal or aluminum slipped out of my hand far to easy, and I refuse to put a case on any device, the most I will do is a skin.

    • Bob G

      Don’t worry, you and 99% of people will put plastic cases on their HTC Ones.

      • WallBreaker

        exactly. Not me though I hate cases defeats the purpose of using the device it was meant to be used naked! The most I will put on it is a dbrand skin.

      • disastrousrainbow

        No, just 99% of people. Cases suck all the quality and craftsmanship out of a phone.

    • jhlinka

      Yea they should give it that metal backing the GPad has

    • WallBreaker

      Dbrands bro, I hate cases, got a back and side Dbrand skin on my Black Nexus 5 right now.

  • Foramex

    Seems like it has a case.
    Also, looks like the thing in thr back bottom left corner is a fingerprint scanner, doesn’t it?

    • it’s a speaker or am I missing a sarcasm here…

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    Excited. Can’t wait for more hardware and software leaks. This could be the phone that will replace my N5.

  • Caveman

    I hope this is the black phone with a white case.

  • Tyrone Biggums

    Please be a protype, that plastic is hideous!

  • supremekizzle

    Yes yes yes

  • Kevin Mcclain

    This seems to have a clear plastic case

  • Robert Mancera

    Google Play Edition pls and it will be the perfect phone :3

  • xzombiex66

    This may be an early build, I don’t see them releasing this with the smooth shiny plastic back, since they did do away with it on the G Pro 2. Cant wait to see this in black as im hoping this to be my next phone. I left Nexus for the Note 3 and i really like the Note but the issues that TW has drives me up the wall.

  • Alexander Z Great

    I hope it has the 805 processor.

  • Jason Delaplain

    I don’t get it. Looks like a white version of my LGG2. :-/

    • Big EZ

      Is that a bad thing? The G2 is a nice looking phone.

  • Qbancelli

    My thoughts?
    Phone of the year;

  • Chuggowitz

    I can’t explain why, but this is hideous.

  • dannyWHITE

    A very clean minimal design…..LOVE IT!

    • Jprime


  • Trev

    It looks like there’s some kind of case on it..



      • Jprime

        love oppos phone design

  • Garrett Sechelski

    Let the leaks flow!

    Now bring the leaks for the Moto X+1 or whatever their follow up is called so I can start making some decisions on what will be in my hand next.

    • Michael Suriel

      I know what will be in your hand next… and it’s not a phone lol

      • Missy Klintoon

        and its not in his hand, it will be in his mouth.

    • Jordan

      Sweet. Another Texas Aggie fan. Whoop!

  • TopXKiller

    LG, put the headphone jack on the right side not left!

    • calculatorwatch

      Just be glad they put it on the bottom where it belongs!

  • Spaniard85

    This looks like my next phone.

  • Lucas

    You’re welcome for the tip! Can’t wait to have this.

  • Ana

    I don’t know, the white part seems a bit too glossy to me. Too shiny. We’ll just have to wait and see how it comes out when it’s official.

    • TopXKiller

      im afraid its slippery too 🙁

      • Ana

        Yes, it might be. But I don’t worry about slippery. I always have a case on either ways :p They glossy part though, that still shows a bit even with a case.

    • WitnessG

      I hope to god that it doesn’t have glossy plastic back. I was looking forward to this phone but if it has glossy plastic then its a deal breaker for me. As a person using an S3, I am tired of the feel and I want something that actually feels nice when holding especially since I started going caseless.

      • Ana

        Yeah, let’s hope not 🙁

      • WallBreaker

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    • WallBreaker

      dbrans skin problem solved.

  • Mark Mann

    I’m feeling like the seagulls in finding nemo

    • Spaniard85

      This… is perfect. I like you man.

      • Mark Mann

        Right back atcha

    • xsoldier2000

      You know, everyone that read this, seconds later said in the seagulls voices, “mine! Mine! mine!”

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    • Ralph Bretz

      If the rumors regarding a removeable battery are true then this phone just became the lading canidate for my next one.

  • Bob Omb

    Speaker on the back is a huge fail.

    • TopXKiller

      better then bottom, i can’t hear anything when I hold my phone to watch vid. I do like how they didn’t put it in the middle nor exactly on the one side where your hand might block it

      • litobirdy

        what? seriously better than bottom? IPhone is sitll one of the loudest phones on the market and they’ve always had it on the bottom. Its great and LG g2 speaker on the bottom, nice and loud. Now back to Cupping your hand trying to bounce the sound TOWARDS you instead of completely away from you. Thought maybe just maybe LG was going with HTC with permanently moving the sound away from back of the phone

        • TopXKiller

          if they put 2 speakers at the bottom then maybe but only 1 and a fake speaker doesn’t cut it

    • supremekizzle

      I like how when people who don’t like 1 thing about a phone, they declare that it’s a huge fail. As if they are some kind of self proclaimed expert on the matter.

      • JoshuaAuerbach

        sumpremekizzle my a**… your name should be InsignificantTool.. Im with Bob on this.. its a huge fail.. The speaker should be FACING THE USER and located on the bottom bezel… No matter if you are playing a game, watching a family video, or whatever it be… you want the sound directed at you.. not at others.. based on the image, the location seems accurate to where a persons fingers would be when holding the phone both horizontally and vertically.. that speaker should be on the bottom bezel below the screen facing the user.. Bob is right, its a huge fail…. but kudos to you, InsignificantTool, I like how people try to demean others as if they were better than somebody.

        • supremekizzle

          Lol. Your profile pic indicates that your close to thirty, yet you regress to name calling as if you were fourteen. Just chill out man. It’s a cell phone for Christ sakes, no need to get so upset over something like speaker placement. Why are you so mad anyway? There’s a phone out there that meets the exact speaker placement requirement that you’re so passionate about. It’s called the HTC One. Personally, I think that the incredibly slim bezel is worth cupping my hand to redirect the sound at me. And that’s my opinion without resorting to calling you names like Over-reacting-type-a-personality-guy…

          • switchblade_bravado

            I’m with you, supremekizzle. The speaker placement, whether it’s front or back is irrelevant to me, as I use the speakerphone option, and watch video/listen to music without headphones less than 1% of the time. The constant “Huge fail” that I see all the time are the back buttons, which, being a G2 owner, I can attest that it’s actually a great idea. The knock-on feature eliminates needing to even access the power button, and I have no trouble locating the volume buttons by touch. I’ll take back buttons every day of the week if they can eliminate as much side bezel as possible. If the G2 or G3 isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of phones out there to meet your needs. Choice is great.

          • JoshuaAuerbach

            aww.. thats cute.. trying to make me seem like the bad guy.. downplaying the fact that you started the mess. .. but Im not going to lower myself your level of childish bickering. . nobody likes a bully.. thats probably why you’re seeking attention online.. mommy and daddy never gave the attention you needed as a child.. now look at you.. hiding behind a fake name on the internet.. no picture to disguise yourself.. and provoking arguements online cause in your life nobody even wants to talk to you.. you are the defenition of pathetic.

          • Mctypething

            Are you mad bro?

          • supremekizzle

            Oh shoot… I didn’t realize I was dealing with a clinical psychologist. Damn. You saw right through my online persona; the very persona I’ve spent years building up so that the much wiser people of the interwebz wouldn’t see through the years of neglect that I faced as a child. The years of neglect that inevitably lead to my ruthless string of cyber bullying just so I could make myself feel better about uncle Ted touching me…

            All sarcasm aside though…I’m going to just say this and be done as I don’t feel like continuing on with your feeble attempts in the ancient art of troll. You provoked. I didn’t have to make you look like the bad guy as you did that all by yourself the second that vein popped in your forehead and your hernia began to flare in a fit of rage about a stupid comment over an alleged phone. You resorted to name calling and petty argument when you said, and I quote, “sumpremekizzle my a**… your name should be InsignificantTool..”

          • JoshuaAuerbach

            go ahead and keep trying to rectify your ignorance.. this conversation would never have happened had you kept your demeaning comment to Bob all to yourself.. “as if their some kind of self proclaimed expert on the matter” .. like I said.. you are pathetic.

          • Nvrhde

            Next time eat your veggies

          • John Davids

            “Im not going to lower myself {to} your level of childish bickering”

            …80 characters later…

            “mommy and daddy never gave the attention you needed as a child.. now look at you..”


          • calculatorwatch

            Probably the two dumbest and most overused lines in flame wars. You usually don’t see them in such quick succession.

        • Natty Bee


          • Natty Bee

            Though I do like the speaker on the bottom of the device, as on my Note 3 for example.

        • droidify


        • 2001400ex

          If the speaker is designed properly, it can sound better on the back. Sound replicates by bouncing off something. My current G2 sounds louder when in my cupholder with the speaker facing down than up. Same with my RAZR maxx HD. It had a backside speaker and sounded better/louder when face up (speaker down) than when the speaker was up.

          • TSY87

            Okay, but the fact that you HAVE to stick it in something to bounce the sound back is not right. You will never find a proper sound systems where the speakers are facing AWAY from the listener. The internals of the speakers may have different ports and sound resonator chambers, but you still need to face the speaker correctly.

          • 2001400ex

            No that’s not what I said. With the speaker on the back, you place the phone face up and it sounds better.

          • flosserelli

            Not if the backside is flush with the table, which muffles the sound.

          • 2001400ex

            Yes, and the ones that are on the backside are not flush. Read: if designed properly.

    • Gabiden

      Lg’s thing is having a huge screen with small bezels, maximising the area of the phone that is screen. That’s pretty much incompatible with having front facing speakers; look how tall it makes the One M8 for example. And for what? Very slightly better sound when you’re showing a YouTube video to a group? Nah, no thanks, I’ll take the smaller footprint.

      • Marikel

        Though I don’t mind the tallness of the HTC One, I do get why there aren’t front facing speakers on the G2 AND G3. They want to put larger screens in smaller footprints. It makes sense. I can live without front facing speakers. They are nice to have (my M8 is LOUD) but aren’t a necessity.

  • TopXKiller

    the moto G3 X rofl, wish it used something else other then slick plastic

  • gadget_hero

    So I guess this would have been the Nexus 6 (now that we have rumors of Google’s Silver Program). I really like my N5, glad Google had them drop the buttons on the back, its not really something I would have liked.

    • Mark Mann

      The nexus 6 us still happening… The silver program shouldn’t start till next year

      • gadget_hero

        Ah that is good to know so the Nexus 6 will either be G3 derivative or HTC One M8 derivative then?

        • Mark Mann

          Latest I’ve read is that lg got the nod again, so it should be this

          • gadget_hero

            LG’s screen tech is sick, QHD should be rather fun! I have really enjoyed the N4 and N5.

  • Thorsten von Eicken

    Can it be unlocked? How good/bad has LG ‘been at upgrading phones to the latest Android? I keep phones for more than 2 years, so no updates = no sale…

  • Ry Sav

    i dont know about you, but i might have to sell my moto X for this! unless the X2 is what i hope it is of course

  • Rajesh

    Where the hell is the bezel on that phone? This phone looks like a winner to me.

  • Matt Groff

    I love how there is a SAMSUNG mouse in the picture.

    • Strategically placed photo-bomb by Samsung’s marketing department 😉

    • Samsung’s marketing team will find a way to pretend this was entirely staged