Latest LG G3 leak shows off new lockscreen, black sensor may not be an IR blaster after all


LG G3 black lockscreen

While we already got a good look at the LG G3 yesterday in a few leaked press images, today we have a handful more to show you. What’s so great about these images? Well, now they have the phone with the display actually powered on, showing off LG G3’s new lockscreen UI (a hint of what LG has in store for the device).

What’s more is our friend @evleaks — who grabbed the new press shots — says that mystery sensor on the back? Not a mystery. It’s a laser sensor to help the camera focus quickly. Our eagle eyed readers may have noticed the IR blaster was shown on the top of the phone in yesterday’s leak. Laser focus sensor? We’re intrigued to say the least.

The more we look at this phone, the more it’s starting to sound like a worthy sequel to the original LG G2. All that’s left now is to see what LG has in store for the UI, an overhaul that’s long overdue. But we wont have to wait much longer to find out, LG has an event scheduled for May 27th in which your friends at Phandroid will be in attendance. Can’t wait to get our hands on this phone.

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Chris Chavez
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  1. Beautiful phone. Only thing I don’t like is the LG logo on the front, would look cleaner without

  2. That’s one good lookin’ phone in the gray color.

    I wish they’d do the N6 to kind of look like this, but we all know it won’t even if it’s made by LG.

    1. I’m in the camp that loves soft touch plastic. Design and material wise, I think the Nexus 5 is just about perfect (for me). Matte black. Sides are just thick enough to get a good grip. Soft touch keeps it from sliding off my pant leg. Just shrink those bezels and we’re good :)

      1. True, I just figured it looked nice. In reality, I don’t really care about what it’s made of as long as it works well.

        Realistically I think metal isn’t an ideal material to build a phone out of from a dropping standpoint. It can get sharp once scuffed or it gets dented. Plastic either bounces or breaks and if it breaks, you replace it for cheap.

  3. Damn good looking, but I still don’t like the back buttons…

    1. I’m tellin’ ya, after going back buttons for a few weeks now, it’s hard to go back to side buttons.

      1. Once you go back, you never go back?

        1. Yes, that is correct. The back buttons are awesome I use them constantly even if it is just to adjust the volume or skip a track with the phone in my pocket.

      2. Chris I went from a G2 to a HTC One( carrier reasons) and I still find myself pressing the back of the one, and trying to knock on haha. I’m looking forward to the OnePlus One

        1. I knock knock my ipads my tablets.shoot i tried to knock knock my tv screen :)

      3. Its amazing how many people are soo stubborn to not accept back buttons. On phones with large screens the back buttons are well worth having to slim the side bezels

        1. Yeap, can’t wait to try it when G3 arrives!

  4. The leaked shots from yesterday clearly showed a small IR port on the top of the phone. So no surprises that the sensor on the back has nothing to do with being an IR blaster.

    1. I am a fan on having in on the IR blaster on the back of the phone rather than the top. With a phone, it’s bloody annoying to use it as a remote with the IR blaster on the top…. But at least it has it.

  5. If you want to know about it’s UI, take the current version of TouchWiz, imagine it being even worse, and there you have it, LG’s UI.

    1. Speaking from someone that has a galaxy 2 3 4 & note 1 & 2. I can tell you the LG ui is better

      1. Not to mention that it doesn’t lag like TW.

  6. I lost interest at 5.5″. (Typed on my perfectly sized Moto X)

    1. agree! what a shame, hopefully they make a mini version of it with the same internal specs.

      1. We can only hope but I’m not holding my breath. Minis have always had lower spec’d internals.

        1. Sony managed to do it with the z2 compact! so it is possible.

    2. That’s what she said.

  7. It’s not LG’s UI that I’m worried about. It’s the carriers and the junk they’re about to unleash on us.

    1. Root the phone then you can uninstall any app. Well worth 2 hours of your time for everyday lightning fast os

  8. LG, you have seriously won me over.

    1. Im glad to see so many people loving the g3. LG won me over again since the g2 and nexus 5

  9. I cant decide between this or wait for the Note 4.

    1. Get both

    2. Note 4 isnt till next year then the G4 will come out, so u might as well wait for the G4

      1. more like september

  10. Wow this phone is gonna be amazing, I think I’m getting this on release…:)

  11. The LG G3 is a phone that time traveled from 2015.

  12. Looking forward to getting my hands on one of these.

  13. id prefer a full black front then what they did here(although its a really nice looking device inside and out) and i cant despise the 5.5″ move enough…i hate when im out with my boy somewhere (clubs especially) at our table and he whips out his note and it lights up the sky it looks absolutly ridiculous…maybe a nexus6 like this phone but with full black front and side buttons and hopefully under or at 5″…thad be a killer device


    1. …..THIS!!!!

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