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]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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

  2. 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

    1. There is a solution! the android phandroid app!

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

      2. 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.

        1. word to mother son

    2. Yep. Having the same issue.

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

    4. Yes, its awful…

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

    1. It is supposed to have nearly the same footprint.

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

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

      1. 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.

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

    2. 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.

  5. 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

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

      1. 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 :/

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

          1. 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.

          2. 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.

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

        2. 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.

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

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

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

  7. I like the front, not the back.

    1. That’s what she said

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

        1. Or an F for fail

  8. Does that guy have a Samsung mouse?

    1. samsug sticker on mouse..looks like

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

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

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

    1. 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.

  11. Looks like this unibody crap yet again.

    1. 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.

  12. From the front looks like an HTC One X


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

      1. Sentence rephrased slightly.

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

      2. With a crappy battery life.

      3. 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.

    2. Except the HTC’s fat bezels.

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

  13. 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….

  14. 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?

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

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

  15. 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.

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

  16. 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.

  17. No removable battery?

    That sucks! No go!

    1. Rumour says yes

  18. That looks like a disguise shroud to me.

  19. Headphone on the bottom? why? top is best placement

  20. Surprise surprise, it looks like another iPhone copy.

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

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

  21. 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.

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