Leak: We finally get a frontal shot of the LG G3

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Most people leaking photos of the LG G3 have been more concerned with showing that unique rear panel with volume and power buttons, but we finally get one of the first shots of the front of this thing. It doesn’t reveal a whole lot, though it really doesn’t have to — phones can be nearly indistinguishable from the front in this day and age.

But we do get a good look at how thin that bezel is, particularly on the left and right edges of the display. LG’s no doubt continuing their edge-to-edge display construction, which goes toward giving you a big phone in a slim form factor.

It’ll have to be as slim as possible if rumors of its size are to be believed — we’re told to expect a 5.5-inch display packed with 2560 x 1440 pixels. Materials look to be a glossy plastic, which is a bummer considering we were hoping they’d take some cues from the LG G Flex’s self-healing back.

It’s no matter, though, because we’re sure LG will have plenty more baked in to impress us. The LG G3 unveiling is expected to take place May 27th so it won’t be long until we see what, exactly, is in store.

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[via Seeko]

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  • King_James_The_Wicked

    I hope that this LG G3 comes to Verizon with wireless charging like the G2. I would love to see this come with the Snapdragon 801 or 805 with 3 GB of RAM, with 32GB of storage.

    • TDN

      The rumors suggest the LG Odin SoC, which is close to Qualcomm’s 805 SoC, with 3 GB of RAM. Not sure on the storage variants, but I would think LG would offer 16 GB and 32 GB versions

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Is anyone else having issues seeing the first article on this site? I’m using an s5, chrome as my browser and the first article is always partially covered by other stuff

    • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

      There is a solution! the android phandroid app!

      • h4rr4r

        You should not need an application to view a website.
        Websites should work on everything, thats the point!

        • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

          lol

      • toomuchgame441

        I don’t want the app… I should be able to have a decent experience in the browser, like I do every other site I visit.

        • max

          word to mother son

    • Bebeloneovvl

      Yep. Having the same issue.

    • dandybuck

      same on Sprint Moto X. even worse when I request desktop site

    • toomuchgame441

      Yes, its awful…

  • moises1204

    damn i hope is not bigger than the g2, it would be a deal breaker for me!

    • TDN

      It is supposed to have nearly the same footprint.

  • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

    Nice, but not me phone because it’s a LG.

    • Canon User

      That was a solid opinion to hold.. up until about two years ago.

      • Dr. Mark Lipschitz

        Actually, the original Optimus G which was there flagship phone and based on the Nexus 4 is stuck on Jellybean 4.1.2. It has not seen an update in over a year. Just depends on whether you are happy with the phone as it was released because LG is still not good at providing updates.

        • qpinto

          the optimus g is suppose to get kitkat this summer. i guess we will see what happens in the following months.

    • thatcrazyone

      i have a G2 and honestly other than the display being a little fragile the phone is amazing. best i have used by far… and i have used most of the devices out there.

  • qpinto

    It looks good. A couple changes from the lg g2 and that’s it. Hopefully the speakers are louder in this one. I’m curious to see what improvements they have made to the camera as well. From what I can see it doesn’t look like there is a removable backing or sd slot. Those pictures will come soon enough to let us know

    • Guillaume

      I also hope for an SD card (like on the Korean G2). Else that would be a huge disappointment for me

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        I actually hope they DON’T include an SD slot. Seems like every time an OEM adds that, internal storage suffers as a result. Galaxy S5 sucked with barely 7GB of usable internal storage for apps :/

        • TDN

          Agreed, plus MTP works so much better than unmounting and mounting into FAT. Faster, cleaner, and less communication errors or data corruption.

          • New_Guy777

            Sure, if you actually plug your phone into a USB port. Not sure why you’d do that more than once or twice a year…I handle nearly everything through FTP.

          • JBrowne1012

            MTP sucks wth are you talking about? especially if you like to use your phone as a flash drive. Always have to install some stupid driver because windows 8.1 can’t recognize it.

          • Phil_A_Shio

            I’ve only had to install one driver the first time I used it, it’s not a big deal.

        • New_Guy777

          Can’t agree with you there. I have 7GB’s of free internal storage on my 16GB version SGS3 with over 100 apps. I have a 64GB micro SD card with about 500 Google Play songs, 7 movies, all of my photos and videos I take, all downloads go there, etc. OEM’s rape you on higher storage costs, AND you still can’t get as much. I have 128GB’s on my Tablet, with over 40 movies, etc. Micro SD’s are the WAY better option.

  • KiwiBri

    Is that a Chick’s hand or a guy with long fingernails (*shudder*..)

    • Guillaume

      Long fingernails and a samsung mouse (*shuddering even more*)

    • a) youth.in.asia

      Looking at the brown clutch purse looking thing, I’m going to say a girls

  • steveb944

    I like the front, not the back.

    • domatau

      That’s what she said

      • toomuchgame441

        Didn’t really work… you get an E for effort

        • irishrally

          Or an F for fail

  • irishrally

    Does that guy have a Samsung mouse?

    • J Cav the Great

      samsug sticker on mouse..looks like

  • Marcos Peña

    Judging from the pictures I would say that it is not water resistant or have an SD card slot. :-(

    • Carlos Jin

      From what i´ve heard, it will be IP57 certified

  • toomuchgame441

    I don’t understand why LG has to use this glossy backing again?? Why not go with a Matte backing of some sort??

    • Sharky

      I’m with you but the mainstream trend is still for glossy plastic. Apple didn’t help by trying to convince people that the iPhone 5C looks cool. I fear this look will be around for a while.

  • Jay Holm

    Looks like this unibody crap yet again.

    • max

      How would you like a plastic phone? Like Sammy does them? It’s obviously very hard to make a plastic phone without an unibody structure sturdy. And sturdiness is what people are asking for I guess.

  • Jay

    From the front looks like an HTC One X

    https://flic.kr/p/nr6XP3

    • Tony Lai

      but One X is still a better looking phone. This is what i currently use.

      • DYNK

        Sentence rephrased slightly.

        One X is still a better looking phone. Because this is what i currently use.

      • barondebxl

        With a crappy battery life.

      • Sharky

        Would have to say I prefer the G3 with it’s slimmer profile, HTC have certainly improved on it with the One M7 and M8 though, I don’t think LG will be stealing their design crown any time soon.

    • TDN

      Except the HTC’s fat bezels.

    • Mopo

      Have been ready to upgrade from my One X to the G3 and this made me sad.

  • J Cav the Great

    And we have a winner..I always said I will get either the Z2 or G3…with those thin bezels…I’m getting the G3….I don’t care about the back as I will slap on the thinnest case for this bad boy….give me a 32Gb and I’m a happy camper….

  • arkard1

    Branding…. on the front of the phone!! Ridiculous!!! And a glossy, plastic unibody back!!! How dare they!! Where are all the HTC and Samsung haters that used those as excuses?

    • TDN

      I agree, that kind of blind hatred is getting old, time to give it a rest.

    • http://google.com/+ericmazariegos Eric Mazariegos

      The branding actually looks sort of classy and understated imo… not too glaring

  • jfelts

    Front facing speakers I hope? I will basically get the next halfway decent phone that has front facing speakers. Not sure at this point if that will be G3 or Note 4 or neither.

    • J Cav the Great

      you can clearly see the speaker on the lower back of the phone..just thought I’d point that out….

  • TDN

    Whoa!!! Full frontal and no censoring, what is this country coming to?!? Seriously, this phone looks amazing. I am not sure if I will get this or the Nexus 6, leaning more towards the Nexus just because I love the line, but this is a great phone as well.

  • Kelvin Ti

    No removable battery?

    That sucks! No go!

    • Guest

      Rumour says yes

  • AS

    That looks like a disguise shroud to me.

  • JBrowne1012

    Headphone on the bottom? why? top is best placement

  • Craig

    Surprise surprise, it looks like another iPhone copy.

    • Craig

      To be fair, iPhone has it’s flaws… Cough *removable storage*

    • thatcrazyone

      wait what? on what planet does this resemble an iPhone?

  • Mopo

    I am looking for good battery life, quick charging, and as waterproof as possible ( baby starting to stick everything in her mouth). I usually use a case so looks aren’t as important.