Leaked packaging image confirms LG G3 name, hints at gold color option

April 16, 2014
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lg g3 packaging

LG is reportedly accelerating the release of the next generation of its flagship G series, with the latest rumors pegging a release for early summer.

Now a shot of the retail packaging of LG’s next hero device confirms its name and hints that at least one version of the device will be offered in gold.

lg g3 packaging full

The image above was supplied to Android Authority by a rock solid source familiar with LG’s plans. Starting with the name, the photo confirms that the device will indeed be called LG G3. This isn’t really a surprise, but it’s the first confirmation – that we know of – of the phone’s name. Since early 2013, LG has been using the G branding for its high-end devices, be it the G2 smartphone, the G Pro 2 phablet, the G Pad tablet, and the upcoming Android Wear G Watch.

The finish of the retail box is likely a hint at the design of the upcoming G3. LG is currently offering a golden version of the G2, though its availability is limited, compared to the more prevalent black and white models. We think that the LG G3 will be offered from the get-go in a golden color scheme. Gold has been all the rage lately in the mobile world, with the iPhone, and then the HTC One M8 and Galaxy S5 coming in various shades of the color.

In terms of specifications, the LG G3 will pack very attractive specifications, including a Quad HD display and probably a Snapdragon 805 processor. The device will likely retain the G2’s unique rear button setup, which has become a signature design trait for LG’s devices.

Comments

  • MasterMuffin

    Gold is the one thing that others didn’t need to copy from Apple. I know “It’s just an option. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it”, but seriously, I cri evvrytime

    • Jermaine Smit

      Not a copy from Apple. It was there before Apple did it.

  • Bryan Z

    No more Gold please. How about a metallic yellow… ?

  • Xavier_NYC

    I don’t get the Gold trend for phones but I know one person that wouldn’t complain…

  • Andrew White

    Give me carbon fibre or titanium or a combo of both if we are talking options.
    LG, if it is bringing the 1440p screen and the 805 processor to market, (other less reliable sites tell us it’s not) then why do a copycat finish?

  • Balraj

    everything looks gooood but

    whyyyyyyyyy 5.5 inch..
    my hands are small :(

    • Dr. Manhattan

      Agreed. It’s just too f&*king big. It was perfect at 5.2 inches, especially with its bezel being the slimmest around. It sits nicely against the S5 & M8 at 5’2 inches.

      • sl1ck5h0t

        Assuming the screen to body ratio is about similar, I wouldn’t expect the phone to be any more than 2 or 3mm wider than the G2…