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

A leaked shot of the retail packaging of LG’s next hero device confirms its G3 name and hints that at least one version will be offered in gold.
April 16, 2014
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.

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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.