LG G3 leaked with front and back pictures

As release dates for devices draw nearer, it becomes more difficult for companies to keep their highly anticipated products under wraps. Today, it looks as though LG’s rumored upcoming flagship device, the G3, has leaked onto the Internet.

Spotted on the Seeko forums, the rumored device has its first clear debut shots showing the front and back of the unit. The model pictured looks similar to the current flagship, the G2. The device has a glossy white finish with what looks like incredibly thin bezel surrounding the LCD.

The volume and power button are located on the back, similar to the G2 and the Flex. While the previous models have the same plastic material on each button, the G3 looks to differentiate the tactile feel by adding a metallic finish to the power button.

Probably what is most interesting about the images of the rear is the appearance of an extra sensor next to the camera lens. While one of the sensors is most likely a flash, the other could be another camera, like that found on the HTC One M8. LG could also be adding an additional colored flash similar to what can be found on Apple’s iPhone 5S.

As reported earlier, the specifications of the device are rumored to include:

  • 5.5” QHD Display (2560 x 1440)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon (possibly the 801)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 13MP camera / 2MP front camera
  • 32GB of onboard storage  

Regardless, all these rumors will be laid to rest when the device launches. LG will hold a worldwide event spanning San Francisco, New York, London, Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul on May 27th, 2014.

Source: PhoneArena via SeekoImage via Seeko

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i don't understand why they keep making the screens bigger and bigger de G2 is 5.2 inches, so...stay on 5.2" or my hands are getting bigger?? nop

Let me guess....the G4 will be 5.7............hahahhaha

carlosabreu said,
i don't understand why they keep making the screens bigger and bigger de G2 is 5.2 inches, so...stay on 5.2" or my hands are getting bigger?? nop

Let me guess....the G4 will be 5.7............hahahhaha


the screen on my G2 5.2" is perfect size it really

Everyone here is talking about the RAM, didn't anyone notice the phone itself. Is this seriously a flagship phone? Screams tacky. Looks like LG is giving Samsung a run for its money in the most hideously designed phones department.

AsherGZ said,
Everyone here is talking about the RAM, didn't anyone notice the phone itself. Is this seriously a flagship phone? Screams tacky. Looks like LG is giving Samsung a run for its money in the most hideously designed phones department.

Yep... and decided to keep this horrendous buttons placement... Looks like Sony Xperia or HTC One are the way to go...

I wouldn't mind an HD screen instead for lower cost. The return benefit for higher dpi is not worth the cost and probably battery's life. Hell, Android already struggle on an 1280x800 resolution.

cetla said,
I wouldn't mind an HD screen instead for lower cost. The return benefit for higher dpi is not worth the cost and probably battery's life. Hell, Android already struggle on an 1280x800 resolution.


Andriod only struggles at that resolution if you have a crap processor and low ammount of ram and well lower version of andriod.

i have the LG G2 that is 2.24ghz quad core snapdragon 800 with 2gb of ram and 1080p display running kittkatt 4.4.2 and it runs smooth as butter with no lag

cetla said,
I wouldn't mind an HD screen instead for lower cost. The return benefit for higher dpi is not worth the cost and probably battery's life. Hell, Android already struggle on an 1280x800 resolution.

What Android needs more than higher res displays is support for more RAM. I know 3GB is a lot but it is no secret that Android is memory hungry and most people run quite a few apps in the background so more memory is also welcome.

From what I understand the 3GB limit is currently an Android and 32bit ARM thing so hopefully switching to 64bit ARM will be soon!

bithush said,

What Android needs more than higher res displays is support for more RAM. I know 3GB is a lot but it is no secret that Android is memory hungry and most people run quite a few apps in the background so more memory is also welcome.

From what I understand the 3GB limit is currently an Android and 32bit ARM thing so hopefully switching to 64bit ARM will be soon!


If Android a memory hungry then fix the OS instead of adding more memory.

ACTIONpack said,

If Android a memory hungry then fix the OS instead of adding more memory.

Right, 640K ought to be enough for everyone.

bithush said,

What Android needs more than higher res displays is support for more RAM. I know 3GB is a lot but it is no secret that Android is memory hungry and most people run quite a few apps in the background so more memory is also welcome.

From what I understand the 3GB limit is currently an Android and 32bit ARM thing so hopefully switching to 64bit ARM will be soon!

From someone with 2GB, believe me, 3GB will be more than sufficient for Android's current needs. More is always better of course and the jump from 1 to 2GB was noticeable but it's a case of diminishing returns from 2 to 3GB. At least from what I've seen hands on.

While 64 bit Android is inevitable, Google's efforts to slim down and streamline Android with Kitkat has made Android smarter with it's RAM management. I can't remember the last time I had to manually kill an app due to a slow down on my Nexus 4 and that's with 2GB and almost 2 year old hardware.

That being said, the G3 is a flagship device. It should highlight the best available from LG at this time. Plus, for the average consumer 2GB of RAM vs 3GB and 1080p vs QHD is a simple way of besting the competition with some quick numbers.

If you're looking for something lower spec'd there are always the mini versions of flagship devices which is becoming more common (S4/S5/M8).

bithush said,

What Android needs more than higher res displays is support for more RAM. I know 3GB is a lot but it is no secret that Android is memory hungry and most people run quite a few apps in the background so more memory is also welcome.

From what I understand the 3GB limit is currently an Android and 32bit ARM thing so hopefully switching to 64bit ARM will be soon!


That's untrue, Android can address up to 1TB of RAM with ARM LPAE enabled, thus allowing up to 40-bit of physical address space. This is obviously made possible by the Linux Kernel.

yowanvista said,

That's untrue, Android can address up to 1TB of RAM with ARM LPAE enabled, thus allowing up to 40-bit of physical address space. This is obviously made possible by the Linux Kernel.

Which will increase the access time to the RAM.
There's a reason why PAE in x86 wasn't mentioned very often.

Radium said,

Which will increase the access time to the RAM.
There's a reason why PAE in x86 wasn't mentioned very often.

LPAE may have slight overhead compared to AArch64 but the difference is largely negligible. For the time being it's a more appropriate solution to implement given that the current software (Dalvik VM/ART) doesn't yet support ARMv8 or the fact that mainstream 64-bit SoCs won't go into mass production until next year.

cetla said,
I wouldn't mind an HD screen instead for lower cost. The return benefit for higher dpi is not worth the cost and probably battery's life. Hell, Android already struggle on an 1280x800 resolution.

My 2 yo Galaxy S3 (1.5GHz double-core processor + 2 GB RAM) is silky smooth running CyanogenMod 11 (better than my iPhone 4S running iOS 6 or my wife's iPad mini running iOS 7). You know it's not 2010 anymore?

There's so many misconceptions about Android...

myxomatosis said,

My 2 yo Galaxy S3 (1.5GHz double-core processor + 2 GB RAM) is silky smooth running CyanogenMod 11 (better than my iPhone 4S running iOS 6 or my wife's iPad mini running iOS 7). You know it's not 2010 anymore?

There's so many misconceptions about Android...

Requiring a custom ROM to make the phone smooth is exactly the problem. I had a GS3 for all of 2 weeks and it drove me nuts how incredibly bad it performed. The fault lies on Samsung though.

Astra.Xtreme said,

Requiring a custom ROM to make the phone smooth is exactly the problem. I had a GS3 for all of 2 weeks and it drove me nuts how incredibly bad it performed. The fault lies on Samsung though.

It still amazes me how Samsung can make TouchWiz lag even on a brand new Galaxy S5!

bithush said,

It still amazes me how Samsung can make TouchWiz lag even on a brand new Galaxy S5!

I absolutely agree. They're solely to blame for Android's lag reputation.

Astra.Xtreme said,

I absolutely agree. They're solely to blame for Android's lag reputation.

Well Android did have a pretty laggy UI until the whole project butter thing to make it smooth. Since then stock Android is buttery smooth on pretty much everything. I have a Moto G and it is lovely and smooth and only lags now and then when I max out the RAM as it only has 1GB. Still Android does run very well on it considering the hardware.

Samsung and HTC have truly horrible experiences. I wish I could get a Play Edition S5 here in the UK but it is US only :( I love the hardware in the S5 (and would like the Samsung apps for those things) but TouchWiz just kills it for me :(

ACTIONpack said,
Bill Gates never said that.

He says he never said it.

In fact he did, but what always gets missed is the context in which he said it. It wasn't meant to be for all time, but rather in the devices and hardware that were shipping, DOS had a low enough footprint to leave a remaining 640k for application.

bithush said,

Well Android did have a pretty laggy UI until the whole project butter thing to make it smooth. Since then stock Android is buttery smooth on pretty much everything. I have a Moto G and it is lovely and smooth and only lags now and then when I max out the RAM as it only has 1GB. Still Android does run very well on it considering the hardware.

Samsung and HTC have truly horrible experiences. I wish I could get a Play Edition S5 here in the UK but it is US only :( I love the hardware in the S5 (and would like the Samsung apps for those things) but TouchWiz just kills it for me :(


Wooooooo hold on there buddy, I can't agree with you that Samsung has horrible experience but sense 6.0 on the HTC is very good and very smooth and elegant looking. I find that the Sense UI doesn't really Touchwiz is just an eye sore that nobody seems to like.

Biglo said,


Wooooooo hold on there buddy, I can't agree with you that Samsung has horrible experience but sense 6.0 on the HTC is very good and very smooth and elegant looking. I find that the Sense UI doesn't really Touchwiz is just an eye sore that nobody seems to like.

I have not tried the latest version of Sense so perhaps that is better but I tried it last year on an HTC One M7 and it lagged consistently in a few places which put me off getting it. Same problem with the One X the year before. Are things improved on the M8?

bithush said,

I have not tried the latest version of Sense so perhaps that is better but I tried it last year on an HTC One M7 and it lagged consistently in a few places which put me off getting it. Same problem with the One X the year before. Are things improved on the M8?

I have both an the new sense is a great improvement very very smooth. It actually surprized me but I thought it was going to be chippy as well. I also believe that when it does get released for the M7 it will be just as good. Because right now Im using a ported very on it and its like night and day from the older versions of sense. Havent had any complains at all since.