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Plastic-loathers rejoice, your new phone may be night

So far most of the leaks and renders we've seen of LG Electronics Inc.'s (KRX:066570)(KRX:066575) flagship G3 smartphone have shown a plastic-backed device, similar to LG's domestic arch-rival Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KRX:005930) (KRX:005935) Galaxy S5.

But that might have changed, or perhaps there's two variants of the device -- one plastic, one with a brushed-metal back.  Top Twitter leaker @evleaks decloaked the upcoming phone in a post:

Brushed metal or matte metal is a look that many people enjoy, both aesthetically and its better resistance to fingerprints than polished metals or glossy plastics.  HTC Corp. (TPE:2498) has earned critical praise for incorporate that design style into its first generation and second generation HTC One smartphones.  Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) premium iPhone 5S employs a matte finish metal unibody.

Now it appears the LG G3 -- which is also is expected to pack the first quad-HD (2560x1440 pixels) display in a device headed for American shores -- will also pack a metal finish to its chassis.

Source: @evleaks on Twitter

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Not bad
By bug77 on 5/10/2014 6:34:07 AM , Rating: 2
But the back of my Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks almost exactly the same, yet it's made of plastic. This one could still be made of plastic as well. But hey, while I prefer metal, I'll take good looking plastic over plain looking plastic any day.

RE: Not bad
By retrospooty on 5/10/2014 9:13:56 AM , Rating: 2
It is hard to tell, but Samsung's faux brushed metal has a glossy layer over the brushed metal texture, this looks like actual brushed metal...

I have also seen screenshots of the new redesigned back button with the back cover off showing removable battery and SD card... It's in there, the only question will be is that version coming to the US or not. The G2 has an SD model that was only for Korea.

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