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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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RE: Drool.
By Reclaimer77 on 5/10/2014 10:16:51 AM , Rating: 1
If people start coming out with more phones like the OnePlus One, flagship specs for ~$300, it's going to be really hard to justify on-contract phones like this.

But I agree, the G3 looks pretty killer.

RE: Drool.
By retrospooty on 5/10/2014 1:20:13 PM , Rating: 1
True... But it's still hard to find those phones and they dont work on CDMA.

Still, if those get big, the end result will be that it drives down prices for the G3's, HTC One's and GS5's and their successors. So... Cool.

RE: Drool.
By Myrandex on 5/11/2014 10:47:35 AM , Rating: 2
That's the problem with CDMA. It is a much more closed standard and usually the only phones you find that work are that carrier's phones. I have refused to support CDMA tech ever and will continue down that path.

RE: Drool.
By retrospooty on 5/11/2014 1:05:53 PM , Rating: 2
Ya, I wouldn't either at this point, I would be on T-Mo but my company pays for mine. So free CDMA beats any other possible offer, LOL. Verizon is a bit locked down on some models and slow to release updates, but I don't really care, I update my own anyhow.

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