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LG G3 in Gold Pictured, Front and Back

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Two more photos have made their way online this morning, which show off the upcoming G3 from LG. We have seen the device photographed from the backside a couple of times now, in both grey and white, but this is our first good look at the G3 in Gold – both front and back. 

Looking beyond the silly paint job, we get to see what the front of the G3 will look like, after learning last night from LG that it will be in fact a QHD display, sporting a resolution of 2560×1440 with practically no bezel to be found. LG’s logo can be seen on the bottom side, as well as a thin speaker grille up on the top.

The photo’s source claims that what was once thought to be an IR blaster pictured to the left of the camera, is actually a “laser beam that is intended to help the camera produce better night shots.” Whether it utilizes infrared technology, and will also double as a remote for your TV, is currently unknown. 

We do wish there was a type of reference in these photos to give us an idea at how large the phone is, but this is better than nothing. After seeing the frontside pictured, with no bezel, and the overall look of the backside being quite pleasing, May 27 can’t come any sooner.

What do you think? Hate it? Love it?

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Via: GSM Arena
  • Brandon Nicholson

    YESSSS!!! Take my monies!!

  • Kenny Woodard

    I wish they would have kept it mostly black and used gold trim around the buttons and camera. Maybe make the LG logo into that gold. It would look kind of classy without being “look at me and my precious gold phone”. The entire phone looking that way is terrible.

    • flosserelli

      But people that like gold phones are usually attention whores.

  • TSY87

    Hideous color… though asian people love gold colored everything, I (chinese) don’t see the appeal. My parents on the other hand would love it.

  • Guy Pierce
  • possomcrast1

    I don’t know…that gold bar might be too big for my liking. /s (Also known as what every person who trashed the barely noticeable bar on the M8 whilst being an LG fanboy and thinking it’s just fine now when LG does it, should be saying).

    • PoisonApple31

      Considering that the M8 still had a speaker underneath the bar yet, LG has done just fine here. Never owned a LG smartphone.

    • LionStone

      OH gawd that huge chin and logo underneath the screen, OH gawd! lol /s

  • RichHomieGuan

    the brush metal look is a go! but the that bottom gold bar… absolutely disgusting god damn it why do OEM’s do that!? do they still not get it!? just give us all screen since it’s all on screen buttons according to Google’s design anyways but still gotta say LG is a winner in my books these days

  • Bloo

    OK, the gold’s not strictly my style… but OK, I get it… that is a NICE-looking slab of what I hope is metal.

  • Brandon Yip

    This is a charcoal color please

  • cizzlen

    That brushed look is DA BEST

  • Ryan Laursen

    If you’re giving me a copper phone, give it some patina… Let it match a high end house fixture (sink, door hardware or lighting).

  • hebrewHAMMER

    Drop it once and that screen is done

  • Jkdem85

    this phone looks just as tall as the Htc One M8, which everyone claimed was way too tall

    • PoisonApple31

      The M8 has a 5.0″ in display, so that height did seem unnecessary. G3 has a 5.5″ in display, so the height is valid.

      • LionStone

        The M8 height is a hair taller than the DNA, yet it has dual front speakers included in practically the same form factor. So I guess it just depends what size phone a person had before?

    • possomcrast1

      That was an HTC phone, it’s COMPLETELY different when LG does it.

      • Nugget

        True because then you also get a crappy UI to go with it. Sense > LG’s Touchwiz lite.

        • possomcrast1

          Absolutely. Even though LG’s UI is a little lighter on the processor; I much prefer Sense.

    • Ray

      its not the same height as the M8 but still taller then the S5

  • Detonation

    If you increase the brightness you can see the outline of the actual screen. Bezel doesn’t look that much smaller than the G2’s (other than the top) so with the 5.5″ screen this unfortunately is going to be a rather massive phone.

    • ceruleanblue

      Yes, even if this phone were to be near bezel-less, it would be still be a large phone. The LG Isai with the same screen is reported as having the following dimensions: 76 mm (W) x 145 mm (H) x 10.5 mm (D). The G3 couldn’t be much smaller. That’s the nearly the same height as the HTC M8, but wider and thicker.

  • Chris

    Definitely my next phone…coming from the G2, I wonder how long VZW will take to release their version after they brand the sh!t out of it and change the buttons. Anyone have any recommendations for cheaper carriers that don’t have the Nazi mentality? I think I’m done with them…

  • VivianC

    A C3PO phone to go with my old R2D2 droid?

  • Gold_Finger_S5_G3_M8_5S

    UGLY AS HELL,
    to be honest.

    Gold Finger. Gold middle finger.

    #HowToUnseeIt
    #fireDESIGNdepartment
    #90sAreBack

  • Justin Kollert

    The more I see of it the more likely it will be my next phone minus the gold

  • Guy Pierce

    That color is hideous. Enough with the friggin’ gold already it’s fugly.

  • paul_cus

    Yeah, no.

  • Jason Peters

    If the leaked pictures are to be believed, I estimate the dimensions of the phone will be 142.8 mm by 76.2 mm. The G2 by comparison is 138.5 x 70.9. Not too much of a size increase, especially considering the extra 0.3 inch increase in screen size.

    • mcdonsco

      Your estimating over 5mm wider and “not too much of a size increase”?

      5mm in width is significant!!!

      Here’s to hoping you’re wrong!

  • Ray

    Holy sh$t where is the side bezel??

    S5: right here I have enough for both of us

    • The Narrator

      LG “Side bezels are our bitc*!”

  • bobbyp

    I just hope those blurry pictures were not taken by another G3.

  • Iskandar

    maybe it’s color but Dislike for now

  • mcdonsco

    Hard to tell with the screen off (wish they would have had it on) but, looks like zero bezel on the sides?

    • PoisonApple31

      There is at least a 1.15mm bezel according to the press release on the screen yesterday, right?

      • mcdonsco

        Seems to be the case…hoping it doesn’t dwarf the g2…g2 size is about perfect, much larger though and I would have issues with it

        • PoisonApple31

          1.15mm is virtually nothing as far as I am concerned. :)

          • mcdonsco

            Yes, as I sit here typing on my about to be returned s5; I’d have to agree.

          • PoisonApple31

            I love the damn S-Pen, so it’ll be between G3 and Note 4 for myself.

          • Ray

            do it before your stuck with all the side baggage lol

    • bogy25

      It is less side bezel than any phone that I have seen so far. Moto tried to go that route but then dropped the ‘edge to edge’ marketing for some reason. LG G3 my new phone for sure – I want to stick it in the faces of my iphone friends. They keep bragging about the ip6….please

  • Alexander Garcia

    Enough with the gold phones already. Gold is hideous! That design with gun metal grey, however…

  • http://godshand79.tumblr.com/ Dorian Brooks

    Not feeling the color myself

  • droidify

    LG better be careful. If they keep making great looking phones that people want to buy then Apple will have no choice but to start suing them too :-/

    • XboxOne

      Fandroidify.

  • Michael Suriel

    Even the girl in the ad wants this phone.

    • flosserelli

      No ads here, but I will take your word for it. She obviously has good taste in phones.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    DEM BEZELS?

  • Lee Di

    That color is ugly, but the LG G3 is the true flagship killa!!!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    oooooof that gold is fugly…..glad its metalish though…but the front chin looks kinda big…for a 5.5″ screen this phones gonna be quite large

  • litobirdy

    dammit it looks like it has reached the 2014 HTC one tallness.

  • Mike

    Gold wouldn’t be my first choice, but can’t wait for this phone! What’s going on with the right side of the first image?

    • flosserelli

      They took the photo with a M8 then tried to zoom it.

    • LionStone

      It looks like a shadow line

  • austin

    Looks tower level tall

  • p4

    It’s funny how people complain so much about bezels .. if you don’t have a bezel, you wouldn’t be able to grip your phone without the touchscreen thinking ur touching the edge of the screen ..

    • Ray

      This needs more bezel said no one ever

      • p4

        This needs more cowbell says all

    • Trysta

      On a tablet I absolutely agree with you, but on a phone? Most smartphone bezels are already too small for this grippping you speak of. I don’t know about you but i grip my phones from the back and sides and don’t touch the front of the phone at all unless i am trying to interact with the UI.

  • ghaf22

    This phone looks sick (just not in gold)!!!!! I just got my G2 a few months ago which I think is great, but will definitely consider upgrading early. I’m really looking forward to minimum to no bezel, but I would want to wait and see how the battery lasts with the QHD screen before I actually pull the trigger.

  • Tony Byatt

    HOT DAMN!

    • objektiv_one

      I’m sh*ttin gold these days.

  • Jkdem85

    hope its metal and not faux metal plastic…looks like the note 2

    • droidify

      I actually hope the opposite. I want Qi charging over metal that will be covered with a case. I’m really hoping the brushed material is the same used on the gflex. No reception issues and you can sit it down without scratching it.

  • terry12s

    I really dislike all Gold colored phones!

    • SA_NYC

      Agreed, to me gold electronics is similar to wearing fancy designer-brand clothes and bling: needlessly ostentatious.

  • SplashMTN

    Give it to me in gunmetal gray and I’m sold.

    • The Narrator
      • bobbyp

        I would buy that tomorrow!

        • The Narrator

          You mean YESTERDAY! You’re already too late!

          • OF

            Pffft! I would have bought it before the phone existed !

      • mcdonsco

        That’s got big bezels on it actually…looks like at least 3-4mm?

        Saw that on Engadget today too.

        • The Narrator

          I believe this is a budget device from LG, not including the 1.15mm 2K screen

          • droidify

            No, its the new quadHD 5.5inch panel they confirmed today. I think the extra bezels are due to the power button being on the side.
            http://www.androidcentral.com/lg-launches-qhd-isai-fl-smartphone-japan

          • The Narrator

            well, phuck

            Hopefully it’s due to the power button like you said

          • Big EZ

            I hope so. I hope the G3s top and bottom bezel are split more evenly like the G2.

        • droidify

          Notice the power button is on the side. I imagine that is the reason for the extra side bezels.

          • SA_NYC

            Ah, good point. I was wondering about the difference.

      • droidify

        Gimme that top bezel!

      • Jim890

        Looks too blue to me, but it’s a nice color.

      • Galaxy_LOL_S5

        i like how the back is carefully+randomly DECORATED with different small logos, holes, buttons and lenses.

        • mcdonsco

          Logos?

      • SplashMTN

        Not my first choice in color but I’d definitely appreciate the option.

      • Malcolm Love

        WANT

      • michael arazan

        The blue reminds me of a windows phone

    • Band_Aid_S5_Prime

      no DIMPLES = no deal.

      lol.

      • Ryan Laursen

        Nipples and dimples? What were we talking about?!? :)

    • Jim890

      Now in that color I would definitely buy. Seriously if I decide to buy the LG G3 it will be my first LG phone ever. I’m still trying to decide on which phone to go with. It’s either the LG G3, S5 Prime or the Note 4.

      • SplashMTN

        I had the LG Voyager which was awesome for it’s time, but that was the last LG phone I owned before the G2. The G2 is the best phone I’ve ever owned and as much as I’d love to get the G3 it would be hard to justify the upgrade.

        • picaso86

          I am on the same boat. it will be really hard to justify the G2 to G3 upgrade, unless in come with hologram animation…

          :)

        • trumpet444

          Last LG phone I owned was the VX9800. For it’s time, it was a kick ass device.

      • mcdonsco

        If you like lag and inaccuracies with the screen/touch/typing…then by all means, go Sammy…G3 for me.

    • Miguel

      In all seriousness, does the same guy that fired from Sammy works at LG, man, their stuff it’s almost identical, who comes up with this ugly colors.

    • mcdonsco

      +1

      Ehh, actually in black I’m sold too :-)

    • alan

      I just hope the G3 doesn’t have the same GPS problems as the G2. It seems several people are getting GPS acqusition issues on the G2.

      • SplashMTN

        Personally I haven’t really experienced any issues. It may take 15-30 seconds every once in a while, but I use it fairly often and it works great for me. I’ve also heard that other are experiencing that issue too though so hopefully there won’t be any with G3.

      • mcdonsco

        Ive have had two G2’s and neither one of them have had GPS problems that I’ve noticed?

  • M3D1T8R

    Holy lord that looks hideous. Not saying it couldn’t look okay in other colors but that gold is disgusting.

  • Eric

    Not a fan of gold phone’s but at least it doesn’t look like a band-aid

    • flosserelli

      Or a maxi-pad.

  • r0l

    Phone looks good, color looks bad.

    • j

      yah.. ugly as sin in gold.

  • Guest

    Turn the screen on I want to see if its bezel-less on the top and bottom

  • ytcracka

    So does the metal cancel out the possibility of Qi charging?

    • Ryan Laursen

      I hope not. That being said, I’m pretty happy with my G2. I’m not sure if there is a real reason to change…

    • flosserelli

      It’s not real metal.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    My body is ready.

  • MacNificent

    Life’s been pretty Good for about a year and a half…
    But I’d still rather see tomorrow leaks

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Smh… Copper. Why do they feel the need? Ugly. The phone otherwise looks pretty nice though.

    • Zach B.

      Hey… it’s better than the Samsung Bandaid.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Well that’s color vs design. Both of them are ugly colorwise.

        • Zach B.

          True. Personally, I don’t like this color in the sense that it’s too gold-ish… I think a darker copper color would look somewhat better. Oh well. Someone will buy it, and choices are cool I suppose.

  • Rashad

    Looks good for a good phone.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    Brushed metal? Yes please!

    • joe23521

      Probably brushed plastic. But if it looks and feels good, I can’t care less.

      • The Narrator

        It’s gotta be metal, it’s shiny

        • OF

          My S3’s back is shiny. And let me tell you, it ain’t metal! Lets hope for the G3 tho!