On Saturday, a press render of the LG G3 surfaced on Twitter thanks to a tip received by @evleaks. It showed the handset in black and presumably covered by a case. Once again, @evleaks has followed up with an additional image.
The image above is an alleged press render of LG’s upcoming flagship in white. It looks like this one also features the handset enclosed in a case. Regardless, we can see that LG is going the Nexus 5 route and keeping the front completely black rather than making everything the same color. This choice was reflected in a previous leak. And if this is indeed the G3 in a case, the cutout on the top left is likely for an IR blaster.
Stay tuned for LG’s press event on May 27.
This could be our best look yet at the upcoming LG G3. On Twitter, @evleaks shared the image above after receiving it as a tip. It shows the device in black, something that we have not commonly seen compared to the white model.
There are no physical buttons on the front, making it clear that LG is sticking to its guns by using on-screen buttons. While the back of this press render shows the rear of the G3 as well, it seems like a case covering it. The spaces for the rear buttons, LED flash, and other slots are recessed compared to the rest of the back.
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The LG G3 will be unveiled on May 27, so the timing seems right for a few decent pics of the device. That is exactly what we have, and these aren’t blurrycam images either folks. The picture above is actually a better version of the one that we posted last week. You can clearly see the new redesigned back button layout that also leaked a few days ago.
We also have two more images below, one showing the front of the device and the other showing the rear of the device again. The lack of bezel on the device is stunning to say the least.
The LG G3 will be announced on May 27 when the company holds a few press events across the globe. While we have not seen the entire device, we have been able to get a glimpse at the user interface and the back of the handset. And now we have an image that puts both of those pieces together.
The image above is purportedly the LG G3 sitting inside of a rugged case. The UI matches the one previously leaked and the rear button setup also matches the one leaked recently. Interestingly enough, the UI shows London as the location and that is also where LG’s main event will be held. While it could have easily been a placeholder, it sure is nice to see what the G3 may look like.
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It has already been rumored that the Nexus 6 will be manufactured by LG and that it will be based on the G3, but Android Geeks is reporting that the Nexus 6 will sport a fingerprint scanner. Interestingly enough, we aren’t expecting the G3 to sport one, so this is a little surprising. The word is that Google is already talking with several Asian fingerprint sensor suppliers.
How this fingerprint sensor would be implemented is a big question. Will it be on screen like the Galaxy S 5 or will it be more like Apple’s Touch ID? That remains to be seen, but it’s expected to be on the front of the device, unlike the HTC One Max.
It was just yesterday that I said that we should be getting invites very soon for an LG event in either the 3rd week or 4th week of May. I am not sure I meant this soon, but LG has already sent out invites for a pretty big event on May 27. It will take place in six major cities. The main event will be in London, but they will have simultaneous events in New York and San Francisco, followed by Istanbul, Seoul, and Singapore on May 28.
If you’re looking for clues from the invitation, you will notice a “G” highlighted in the “To be simple is to be Great” quote. We already heard that the LG G3 would be announced in May, so it’s safe to say that we will see the device. However, let’s not forget about the G Watch. That one is going to launch in Europe in June so it’s very likely we will get the official unveiling on the same day.
LG has announced the date of which their new LG G Watch will be released in Europe. It looks like June is the tabbed month and will come at a price of 199 euros. While 199 euros equates to about $275, we’re probably looking at the same 199 number when it hits the U.S. and should be available to the public for $199. LG’s smartwatch is also said to come with a 1.65-inch screen and 4GB of internal memory and will come with Android’s brand new “Android Wear” OS that’s specifically for smartwatches.
It looks like LG will be making another change to its button setup even after the moving everything to the back with last year’s LG G2. But do not worry, everything will remain on the rear of the device. It will all look a bit different, though.
While we saw the back of the G3 over the weekend, @evleaks offered a closeup this afternoon. The metallic piece in the center is presumably the power button and above and below should lie the volume buttons. And of course above all of that is the camera. Next to that, on your right, is the camera’s flash. However, on the left is something unknown. There is a chance LG goes Samsung’s route and opts for a heart rate sensor.
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The LG Optimus L III series was officially launched in Barcelona at the MWC in February. That series included the L40, L70 and L90. Well now LG has added another handset to that lineup – the L80.
While the device was leaked a few hours ago, that hardly seems important now that the device is official. The device is set to feature a 5″ IPS display, dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of expandable storage. It will also include a 5MP rear-facing camera.
For the Sprint owners out there who bought the LG G Flex, there’s some good news for you today. The carrier announced today that KitKat will be rolling out for the device beginning today, April 28.The update (version LS995ZV6) is rolling out in batches, so you may have to be patient to receive your update. Everyone should have the update by May 7.
It’s till to be seen what UI tweaks 4.4 will bring to the G Flex, since Sprint lists “OS upgrade to Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)” as the only improvement in the OTA.