May 8th, 2014

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LG might be looking to follow the golden trend as of late, as a gold variant of their upcoming flagship has just been outed in newly-leaked photos. The photos don’t show us much that we didn’t already see from the countless other leaks available — it has rear facing buttons. It has a glorious edge-to-edge display (which is most likely coming in 2560 x 1440 flavor). It still has that mysterious rear-facing sensor. And it’s gold. Not actual gold, mind you, but you probably already figured that.

Circling back to that rear sensor, the source suggests it’s actually not a fingerprint scanner or infrared blaster as many would think. It’s said to be some sort of assist beam to help the camera focus in low-light situations. It’s something that’s definitely needed on these devices, as their sensors alone aren’t often up to the task of taking the best shots in those situations.

The photos also show the new style LG’s going with for the chassis, which is either plastic made to look like brushed aluminum or actual brushed aluminum. We’ll know for sure by the time LG reveals it May 27th. In the meantime, get up close and personal with the newly-leaked photos above and below.

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[via GSMArena]

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