Leaked press images reveal LG G3 - and yes, it comes in gold

This week, we got our first official look at the LG G3, with the release of a short teaser video that certainly managed to whet our appetites for the company's latest flagship. A leak earlier this month had already given us a look at the G3 in white, and now another bunch of images have surfaced, showing off two further colour options. 

The first high-resolution press renders of the G3 landed in the laps of PhoneArena, showing off the rather sleek lines and interesting detailing on the handset's bodywork. 

Note, for example, how the LG logo on the front glass appears to 'float' above the main body of the device.

In the image above, you can see the main camera module which, in the recent teaser video, appeared to contain a floating lens, hinting at optical image stabilization. To the right of the camera is the flash cutout; to the left, something of a mystery, but rumour and informed speculation (along with various red beams seen in the teaser vid) suggest that this may be a laser auto-focus sensor. Such a system could greatly enhance the camera's low-light performance. 

Both the teaser and these latest leaked images appear to show that the device will feature brushed metal bodywork. But PhoneArena suggests that this may actually be polycarbonate with "a special finish that looks like brushed metal."

In addition to the white model (which PhoneArena calls 'silver') leaked earlier this month, other colour options will include black 'titan grey' and, as is the current trend, some vague approximation of gold that doesn't really look particularly golden at all. 

The LG G3 is expected to be one of the most powerful handsets on the market, with specs rumoured to include a quad-core Snapdragon 800-series chipset, 3GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440px) display. The device will be officially unveiled at a launch event in London on May 27. 

Source and images: PhoneArena 

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this may actually be polycarbonate with "a special finish that looks like brushed metal."

That's a relief... Metal-bodied glass-backed phones are a big have. Much more fragile and less resilient than polycarbonate

Amazing how apple releases a gold version and now everybody releases one as well... before that some gold phones were out there, but everybody avoid them, then apple releases and ALL started to release at least one version hehehehe

Wow, that is one impressive screen resolution! And look at that bezel.

The thing I wish for most with smartphones nowadays are dual, front-facing speakers. Can someone explain to me why every smartphone does not have this yet?

SK[ said,]I like the white as it hides the logo. The grey also looks nice.

Yeah. My thoughts. I really dont like the logo in front. So white color seems the best.

Am I the only one who is confused by this recent obsession with gold phones?

The titan grey one looks very nice though.

Sszecret said,
Am I the only one who is confused by this recent obsession with gold phones?

When Apple released their gold color iPhone, these companies decided to release gold ones as well.

meh, Apple made a gold phone, everyone else is following the leader.
I usually don't jump into the "all Android phones copy from Apple" circlejerk, but the gold phone gimmick is just unbearable.

Sszecret said,
Am I the only one who is confused by this recent obsession with gold phones?

The titan grey one looks very nice though.


Why confused? Apple for some reason made one, so then it became a fad. It's like a rule in computing these days.

Nice looking phone. I have the G2 and it works great so I am expecting this to be just as good. Not a fan of gold on any phone, but the silver and black looks pretty good.

dipsylalapo said,
The gold one looks a lot like a light pine finish. :p

I gotta say, that's a nice looking phone. Perhaps Windows Phone 8.1 on it and it's golden. Well not in gold for me that's for sure.