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Case Manufacturer Posts LG G3 Renders Over the Weekend, Try to Contain Yourselves

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Over the weekend, purported “official” renders of the LG G3 popped up, watermarks began flying around, and the internet couldn’t contain itself over what it thought was a massive leak. I hate to break it to you, but the renders are from a case manufacturer who is promoting its LG G3 cases on Amazon early. That’s not say that these renders don’t tell us something, just keep in mind that these are by no means official. 

Case manufacturer, Ringke (a favorite of ours for their slim cases), posted up new LG G3 products of theirs that will be in stock around June 30. The cases show the shape of the LG G3 with both white and black shells around white and black versions of the device. The camera, volume/power button combo, IR blaster, dual-LED, and speaker grill on the back all match up in placement to previous leaks.

On the front, we are seeing a blank, black screen that looks big, edge-to-edge, and with minimal bezel in the chin and top areas. We are also seeing what appears to be a cutout for either a TV antenna or Pen accessory on the top left corner of the phone. I would guess this is for TV, since many LG phones that stay in Korea carry TV antennas. Actually, I would put money on that notch as being a TV antenna.

And that’s it. The renders are from a case manufacturer who may or may not have given us a covered up look at the final design of the G3. Case manufacturers do this all of the time. Spigen does it. Ringke does it. If they aren’t doing this, they probably aren’t selling cases right. This is a fantastic way to promote your products early. But again, none of this is official until it is official.

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  • MisterBeane

    Do people not understand what an “edge-to-edge” screen actually means??? There has NEVER been ANY device, phone or tablet, that has had an E2E screen before. If there’s ANY side bezel at all, it’s NOT an E2E screen.

  • Skrewee Lewee

    If they replaced that antenna with a stylus… bye bye Note 3!!!

  • MikeSaver

    pretty cool though

  • Adam Hokin

    This image is fake. Look at the camera lens(photoshopped off of an N5) and camera flash(photoshopped off of a 5S). They probably aren’t far off but these renders don’t line up with the leaked images of the phone. Just wanted to make sure that other people noticed :)

  • JoshuaAuerbach

    oh good. thank god the actual phone isnt hideous

  • mcdonsco

    Strange…starting to look forward to the g3…I didn’t care for the rear buttons on my white g2, so I sold it, $350 (after ebay/paypal fees) after having it only a few months when I bought it for full retail at $449 when vzw was selling for that…bought an on contract iPhone 5s to sell, using best buy trick, ($450 profit), then a note 3, to keep, but sold it ($400 profit), then a gs5/m8 – returned both, and then just decided to go back to the g2 but in black $300 on eBay…so $850 profit later I’m back to a g2, but black this time.

    Not sure what the hell is wrong with me.

  • WallBreaker

    I saw a preview of LG’s update software, it looks a lot better now, most people claimed it was the ugliest and worst, but i still think touchwiz holds that crown.

  • WallBreaker

    Looking good. Love those slim bezels.

  • Eddie

    Rugged case leaked too without the antenna hole. Guessing this is the US version

    • flosserelli

      I don’t think they could have made that case more ugly.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Was so happy to have the “loud” speaker on the bottom of my G2, same sound output with the phone facing down or up..in the useful position. Sad to see this not carrying over to the G3 layout.

  • droidify

    I was really hoping the chin would be the same size as the top bezel on the G3. That’s not looking good based on the leaks so far.

  • xzombiex66

    My next phone… I love it

  • acashe42

    Hope there isn’t a different design for the Verizon version.

    • flosserelli

      Knowing Verizon, they will botch it somehow.

      • michael arazan

        They’ll remove the TV antenna in favor of new bloatware app so you can pay verizon for that service, they know what you wqant

  • Nate595

    It does look pretty identical to the G2 on the front but putting the speakers on the back would be a major improvement over having the speakers on the bottom of the phone because the speakers sucked on the G2.

  • Joe

    That’s a nice case.

  • Alexander Garcia

    Dayumn! LG makin’ some sexy @$$ phones lately! =D

  • joejoe5709

    Hmmmm those bezels aren’t as small as I hoped if they screen does end up 5.5″. I hope this isn’t 100% final.

    • droidify

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. From the front it looks identical to the G2 so the additional screen size doesn’t look like it will be absorbed my smaller bezels. Unfortunately this design is going to be final. If they are announcing this is 3 weeks than the phone has been in production since March. I love the look but why make it bigger?

  • StudyYourself .

    What are the specs ,forthis beauty,because it could be pretty with shallow brain

    • Guest

      GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 19003G NetworkHSDPA 2100 HSDPA 1700 / 2100 – American versionSIMMini-SIMAnnounced2008, September. Released 2008, OctoberStatusDiscontinuedBODYDimensions117 x 55.7 x 17.1 mm (4.61 x 2.19 x 0.67 in)Weight158 g (5.57 oz)KeyboardQWERTYDISPLAYTypeTFT capacitive touchscreen, 65K colorsSize320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches (~180 ppi pixel density)ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass – TrackballSOUNDAlert typesVibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3, WAV ringtonesLoudspeakerYes3.5mm jackNoMEMORYCard slotmicroSDInternal192 MB RAM, 256 MB ROMDATAGPRSClass 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbpsEDGEClass 10, 236.8 kbpsSpeedHSDPA 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 MbpsWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/gBluetoothYes v2.0 with A2DP, headset support onlyUSBYes, miniUSBCAMERAPrimary3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels, autofocusVideoYesSecondaryNoFEATURESOSAndroid OS, v1.6 (Donut)ChipsetQualcomm MSM7201ACPU528 MHz ARM 11GPUAdreno 130SensorsAccelerometer, compassMessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Instant MessagingBrowserHTMLRadioNoGPSYesJavaYes, via Java MIDP emulatorColorsWhite, Black, Brown – Voice memo
      – MP3 playerBATTERY Li-Ion 1150 mAh batteryStand-byUp to 406 hTalk timeUp to 5 h 20 minMISCSAR US0.71 W/kg (head) 0.84 W/kg (body) Price groupTESTSAudio qualityNoise -87.2dB / Crosstalk -86.1dB

  • EC8CH

    That is a nice looking phone….

    Hope VZW can restrain themselves from pounding it with their ugly stick this time.

  • Charlie

    the only thing i don’t like is the fact that it won’t be available until June 30. I’m hoping this isn’t an indicator as to when the G3 will actually get released. i’m still holding out hope that the G3 actually gets released closer to the 5/27 announcement date…

    • joe23521

      This case is not for the US market. Hopefully that’s why it’s late.

      I’d be shocked if LG makes people wait a whole month before releasing.

      • Charlie

        good point. i searched the rearth site, and got “0 results” for LG G3 search. that would seem to corroborate your thinking.

        purely a guess, but i would think that LG would build the hype and anticipation for max of 2 weeks. maybe allow pre-orders 1 week after 5/27, and then release 2-3 weeks after 5/27 announcement??

  • Ray

    I’m thinking that the white one will actually be white on the front like their most recent white phones

    • grumpyfuzz

      Maybe it’s the google influence? Lol

  • https://www.heartbleedbug.com Intellectua1

    Is that a stylus at the top of this device?

    • Fresh360

      Don’t know if serious or trolling -_-

      • LionStone

        Rumors are that it’s a stylus, K thinks it may be a TV antennae.

  • Orion

    Looking nice!

  • jerflash

    this phone looks great. have the nexus 5 now made by LG…its amazing. This phone looks to be a real winner. i like the buttons on this one

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Those fruity bastards and their “tru tone flash”. I better not see it on moto or googles next flagships.
    I dont use the power button on the g2, simply because it’s too slim, almost hard to find. Not sure if making it circular is good thing.

    • flosserelli

      So a circular power button should be easier to find, no?

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        or get fingerprints all over the camera

        • flosserelli

          Maybe so. But strictly regarding the power button, a circular one should be easier to find than a slim one (everything else being equal)

          • EdubE24

            Never had trouble finding the raised powered button on my G2. Was it as easy as using my thumb, no, but difficult, not really!

      • Mark Aaron Collado

        Or you can just swipe to unlock

    • epps720

      You must have the Verizon version b/c I have no issues finding the power button on my AT&T version.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        Verizon? I’m offended.
        Have you not pressed power+up/down by mistake? The damn button is too slim for my fingers. I don’t use the button, so there is no concern from me. Just comparing the g2 and g3.
        With that said, the round button having more surface area makes sense.

    • CoreRooted

      The G2 has a power button? Huh… I use KnockOn all the time, so I never have to search for the power button at all. ;)

  • Garrett Sechelski

    Curious… If the above is the Korean version, with the antenna, and the US version is the same phone, minus the antenna… What do they do with the space where the antenna was in the US version?

    Edit: I mean, inside the phone. Obviously the hole in the top of the phone would be easy enough to close up in a slightly different casing.

    • https://www.heartbleedbug.com Intellectua1

      Oh I was thinking that was a stylus

    • Frettfreak

      really? Dude its not 1998… an antenna that you have to telescope would be a RIDICULOUSLY HUGE step backwards. There is no way in hell. I just dont think it would be a TV or otherwise antanna that you would need to telescope. Just makes no sense IMO

      Its a stylus. Gotta be.

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    cant wait to get this beast of a phone

    • bogy25

      Me either – Razr MAXX HD is now lagging like you wouldn’t believe – this LG G3 will be a great replacement.
      Also, if that is how it looks with the case imagine what is will look like without it! Droooool….

      • Mark Aaron Collado

        i hope they can pull a HTC One M8 and make it available after they announce it.

        • bogy25

          Agreed – I am hoping for Verizon – going to ditch my unlimited plan for this though – :( – I just can;t drop the coin for the full price like I did for the Razr oh well

          • Dave

            I did the same and ended up using my phone much less than I used to. I can honestly say that’s a good thing, I still do lots of leisure and productive things, but now I’m not one of those goons with their face buried in the thing for the majority of the day.

          • M3D1T8R

            Yeah pay Verizon more, for less usage. Everyone wins! If “everyone” means Verizon.

          • M3D1T8R

            Bad idea.

          • LionStone

            Dooon’t do it! If you’re good in standing bill wise, you can get it for about $100. out the door and make payments for a year AND keep your UD!

          • bogy25

            How? I am in good standing but on month to month because I kept my UD plan by buying right out the Razr. The second I want to upgrade I will have to choose a plan yes?

          • LionStone

            Yep, you’re in the same position as I am. Just tell them you wish to make monthly payments for the year and buy it outright to keep the UD. For a $599. device, it’ll be about a hundred bucks for some taxes and fees, then payments about $50./mo! I was 1 second away from doing this myself, then waited and glad I did because my DNA was updated to KK ☺

          • flosserelli

            No phone is worth doing that. You will likely regret that decision. Just save money until the G3 is released, and wait a few weeks to save more if necessary. Then sell your current phone to help offset the remaining cost. But I wouldn’t give up unlimited until I was forced to do it.

            I remember someone mentioned a way to upgrade without losing unlimited data. DL had an article about it. Check that before doing anything drastic.

          • mcdonsco

            If you are currently out of contract then buy the phone from the best buy website for contract price; the site WILL LET YOU while keeping UD…once you get the phone it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to NOT activate it with the SIM it comes with; Dont even turn it on with that Sim in it!!!

            Just put the SIM from your existing phone in it and it will activate the phone without risking your UD just as though you paid full retail for it.

            It may/likely however reset your contract end date.

            I did it TWICE in one week…2nd time it reset my contract but did not effect my UD. I was able to et TWO contract price phones and keep UD…made about $700 or so reselling those phones even after eBay/PayPal fees; more than enough to pay for my next full retail phone and then some.

        • Xavier_NYC

          Doubt it.. We’d have seen a lot more leaks if it was going to be available right away.. That’s why the M8 leaked so much because people already had them in store prior to the announcement..

          • jabarri2

            unless it was a marketing ploy to build the hype. fake “leaks” happen all the time.

  • Xavier_NYC

    The black one looks sexy.. Not because I’m black or anything… lol

    • OF

      Naw. It is. I have the same problem ;)

      • jabarri2

        being black isnt a problem!

    • The Narrator

      Every other color than black sucks, on any phone

      • flosserelli

        I wouldn’t say every other color sucks. But white gets dirty quickly. I wouldn’t want my phone to look like I scratched my ass with it.

        • Xavier_NYC

          …..

      • Joe

        The only color I think is ugly is white. No matter if it’s glossy, plastic, aluminum, glass layer, etc. It just makes electronics look cheap and toyish. I just got a Developer Edition Moto X during the sale. I normally don’t put cases on my phones but I plan on putting a case on the Moto X for the sole purpose of covering the white back. My friend has one and I already know how bad it looks.

      • WallBreaker

        Actually I have a black nexus and put a red dbrand skin on the sides and back leaving the front black, Looks awesome and got some black and red earbuds to match.

    • Guest

      Dem slim bezel

  • JBartcaps

    Is someone excited Kellen??? :)

  • MikeCiggy

    Contract is up on June 14th. Here’s to hoping Verizon has this just before then!

    • dannyWHITE

      I still believe it will launch towards the end of June. So you should be just fine.

  • Maxim∑

    Can’t wait for this to come out so the G2 prices drop even more

    • Jonathan Williams

      Preach on, brother.

    • dannyWHITE

      Best Buy usually has the G2 for $1 on contract. You can’t really ask for much lower

      • Maxim∑

        I mean off contract not 1$+2,400$ On a contract

        • picaso86

          BUT unlimited data plan for me :) – until May 2016 at least.

        • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

          They were on sale on Verizon’s site several months ago for $449.

      • Boblank84

        More and more people are going pre paid. On contact prices don’t mean sh*t.

  • MichaelFranz

    Bad render…..that hole on top should be for a headphone jack, but doesnt look like one to me

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Did you even read the article?

      “I would put money on that notch as being a TV antenna.” The headphone jack is most likely on the bottom like it is on the G2.

      • blablabla

        i think it’s much more obvious that THAT is a stylus.

        • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

          No.

        • http://androidintvfilm.tumblr.com/ wade_county

          Stylus huh… Oh.

          • TSY87

            my money goes on this.

        • Frettfreak

          THANK YOU!!!!! this is what i was thinking… then after read more there ARE still antennas on phones in korea and japan i guess it could be.. i have NEVER heard of this though!!

      • https://www.heartbleedbug.com Intellectua1

        I’m thinking stylus, if that’s an antenna that’s would be an automatic fail for LG.

        • Xavier_NYC

          It is an Antenna but only for the Korean model

        • http://androidintvfilm.tumblr.com/ wade_county

          Certain markets have TV antennas. Like this Japanese Note 2
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fI_64kB5yg

          • https://www.heartbleedbug.com Intellectua1

            Oh ok that’s actually not that bad looking and it’s useful. If I could access Comcast Xfinity thru mobile that would be awesome.

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            Comcast is cable, not OTA.

          • https://www.heartbleedbug.com Intellectua1

            Yea I was thinking that after I typed my reply

          • jabarri2

            not xfinity demand, you can watch your tv anywhere

        • supremekizzle

          I think the irony that your name is “intellectual 1″ that makes this even more sad. You’re a retard. Read the article. Phones in Korea have TV antennas to get ota TV.

          • https://www.heartbleedbug.com Intellectua1

            I didn’t read the article. So that makes me a retard? Hmmmmmm I bet you have a GED and no college education. And if I live in America why would I automatically assume that was a TV antenna, I’ve never seen nor heard of phones having TV antennas and phones don’t come to our stores like that.

          • https://www.heartbleedbug.com Intellectua1

            Can you read or are you so caught up in trying to win an argument that you didn’t read where I wrote “I didn’t read the article” and yes my name is Intellectua1 and I bet I can back that up also. But I prefer not to argue with losers who only have a GED and most likely works a minimum wage job. I’m way better than that. Go argue with some loser at your crap job out in the real world.

          • supremekizzle

            My, my, my; aren’t you a passionate one. Why are you so inclined to believe I have a GED and work a minimum wage job? Or is it a knee jerk reaction on your part to believe that anyone who would call you out would be of the uneducated type? I do, in fact, hold a high school diploma and a college degree, not that that should make any kind of difference when discussing cell phones on a news site…

    • litobirdy

      if you’ve seen the leaked pics of the phone, you’d know that headphone port is on the bottom like hte G2

    • Xavier_NYC

      That’s an antenna for the Korean version of the phone.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Black case looks mighty fine. And the Android case manufacturers are usually spot on. Either way we already know what the back and front of the LG device will look like so they could be going off that too