Alleged LG G3 leaked images show thin bezels, plastic build

May 2, 2014
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Due to debut officially on May 27, the hotly anticipated LG G3 is rumored to feature a Quad HD display, powerful internal components, and a revamped user interface. While we knew that LG is going to keep the rear-mounted button setup and offer the G3 in a gold color option, we didn’t have other real clues about the actual appearance of the phone. If these two images that surfaced on a Korean forum are real, that changes today.

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On the back of the phone, which is apparently made of a glossy polycarbonate,  the camera lens, flash, power button and volume buttons match the other leaks we’ve seen so far. The device appears to feature a unibody construction, with a microUSB port and headphones jack on the bottom.

On the front, the screen (rumored to be a 5.5-incher) extends all the way to the sides of the phone, leaving room for just some very thin lateral bezels. The bottom bezel is a bit fatter, while the top one seems extremely thin as well, even if it’s hard to tell from the shot. This design resembles a bit the leaked Isai FL, which LG will be selling in Japan through carrier Au.

It’s possible that the phone in these images isn’t the LG G3 at all, or that it’s a prototype or a non-final design, so take it with a grain of salt. With a little over three weeks left until its official unveiling, more leaks are bound to appear, and hopefully we’ll get a better view at the G3.

Update:

GSM Arena received a new image of the device that gives us a better look at its texture.

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Comments

  • Qbancelli

    2014 phone of the year!

    • Luka Mlinar

      Phablet of the year maybe :/

      • dogulas

        You might be surprised how not-too-huge it ends up being. An unprecedentedly small top bezel makes a big difference in overall size.

        • Luka Mlinar

          IDKnow m8 :/
          I played around with the Note 2 and that thing was huge.

          • dogulas

            There is a significant difference in the overall footprint between a device with these bezels when compared to the Note 2, even with the same screen size. The actual phone size is considerably reduced.

          • http://google.com/+ericmazariegos Eric Mazariegos

            That render is amazing

          • dogulas

            with the screen “on”:

          • David Baláž

            well if my math is any good the dimensions of G3 should be around 146mm 76mm max.

          • Guest

            There is a significant difference when you take the smaller bezels into account, given the exact same size screen.

        • Andrew White

          So true. With the top and bottom trimmed substantially, I predict it will be smaller than the G2.

    • Swag

      I think the Note 4 will be the phone of the year

    • http://www.calvinhobbes.com spaceman spiff

      wait for the z3

      • Bezel

        Z3 will be the KING OF BEZEL phone!

        • Woe, Is [S]unjay

          The One has bigger bezels the Z2. Keep trolling.

  • Andrew White

    A 5.5″ phone can no longer be considered a phablet anymore, particulary when LG has really trimmed the excess (fat) to an almost obscene level in these images. The size is now proving to be quite popular, almost the norm when it comes to multi-media focused smartphones.
    In order to impress me though, LG first and foremost needs to equal Oppo’s fast charging technology, given they are using the very same 1440p screen.
    Secondly, provide the potential buyer (me or you) with Qualcomm’s 801 processor or better, and not last year’s 800 as has been speculated.
    Thirdly, if 2 GB of ram and not 3 (as is current in flagship devices) is provided, then LG will have sell its new flagship at or below the price Oppo is reputedly selling its premium Find 7 model for.
    I really hope LG can bring something new and unique to the table.

    • K2

      By next year 6 inch phones can no longer be considered phablets if the fat is trimmed.

      The year after that, 7 inch phones can no longer be considered phablets if the fat is trimmed. The year after that 8 inch.

    • Xavier_NYC

      I’m not sure I like the fast charging idea because I don’t know how it effects the longevity of the battery or if it will cause the battery to deteriorate faster..

    • Vedant Vohra

      Also, expandable storage is a big requirement as ALL of the current flagships have the option.

    • Peter Blanco

      Valid points, but Oppo really isn’t a concern for LG. Oppo is a niche manufacturer, the number of Find 5’s sold cannot even come close to the number of G2’s. I’d love all of the things you mentioned, but I really have a hard time buying into the whole “fast charging” thing. Have you seen the power brick? My phone would charge fast too with that much output!

      • Andrew White

        Oppo isn’t really a threat yet outside Asia as it is not well known, with large telcos unwilling to offer yet another brand name or device to their already swollen inventory.
        It’s great to see smaller global players though, push the technological envelope at a substainally lower price. The OnePlus One is a great example.
        LG is no slouch when it comes to innovation and compared to the likes of Samsung, Sony, HTC, Blackberry, Nokia and Apple, LG has in recent times given us the best bang for the least bucks.
        Increasingly larger batteries to sustain more powerful smartphones and tablets isn’t a solution, when generally charging time is also increasing.
        I want to be able to have access to my phones without having the charger plugged in or having to swap the battery out.

  • MrJigolo

    This is the phone I’ve been waiting for. I’m glad to hear the Nexus 6 is based off this. Bezels begone

  • Balraj

    the best phone of 2014 ???
    i hope so…lg is really upping the game
    i think the phone is small lol
    almost no bezel…..
    all the best LG !!!!!!!

    • Bezel

      G3 is beautiful in person i saw it already in my hand its similar to G pro 2 and Nexus5.

      its a good loking phone.

      no doubt it will win as best phone of the year 2014!

      • MrMann

        Press can’t even get a picture of it, but you actually got to touch it. Sure you did! Oh yeah, by the way, I’m writing this reply with the Note 4… I got mine pre production, LOL!

        • HTC rocks

          hahah…you trolled him

          • Jonathan TAM

            LOL writing this on my HTC One M9

  • Frank R.

    I’m up for a phone on the 12th from verizon and with their dealing going on for all phones 199 and up being 100 off and when you buy a smartphone you get 100 off a tablet it’s kind of hard to wait til the 27th. Decisions… decisions…

  • AceX

    Speakers! Are on the back! Why would they ruin their own design of speakers being at the rear of the phone…

  • Peter Blanco

    Those speakers though…. I love my G2, but the speakers are pretty meh. I’m sure the G3 will be spectacular, come on LG!

  • http://google.com/+ericmazariegos Eric Mazariegos

    The speakers is on the back noooooooooooooooooo

  • shamatuu

    805 and 801 please

  • Xavier_NYC

    Thats either a prototype or a case on it.. Makes no sense for the phone to be white with the front bezels black.. Also it could be the secondary model like Apple does with the 5C..

  • jendrush

    Could anyone define size of G3 based on notepad lines?

  • Bukary

    The speakers are on the b-a-c-k! This is a step b-a-c-k.

  • B10

    Ugly…

  • chris

    That thing is FUGLY!

  • progressivesciences

    LG is doing a pretty good job waging the war on bezels. HTC and Sony needs to follow suit.

  • Mur

    *CSI technician reporting for duty*
    Assuming that’s wide ruled paper, the lines are spaced 8.7 mm apart.
    The phone appears to cover 18 spaces. 18*8.7 ~= 157 mm.
    That’s around 1 cm or .4 inches taller than the HTC One M8.
    Naturally I could be way off, because I can’t be sure how wide the spacing is.

  • droidtomtom

    With all the room afforded on the back of the phone for a larger power button, why not make it a finger print scanner too?

  • kozjegyzo

    I’m all for bezel-less phones, the only worry I have is unwanted touch interactions. This happens with my S5 already. Manufacturers will have to come up with ways to eliminate this. It’s gonna be tough to have the device know the difference between a “palm touch” and a “finger touch”.