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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:
LG G3

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 atechfan on 5/10/2014 9:49:18 PM , Rating: 2
Cost isn't really an object to me if it has what I want. I'm willing to spend a bit extra for the qualities I'm looking for. I'd also be willing to spend extra for a sapphire screen. Much harder ,and more shatter and scratch resistant, than Gorilla Glass. Surely there is a market for a premium phone that is truly premium, rather than the current "luxury phones" that have ancient specs in a gold and diamond-studded shell.

The removable battery isn't just about how long I can use a phone on a charge, but also ease of replacement when the battery no longer holds a charge for long. No matter what people think about Samsung phones from any other point of view, I cannot fault them for being one of the few keeping the replaceable battery alive.


RE: Drool.
By atechfan on 5/10/2014 10:07:35 PM , Rating: 2
Forgot to mention this. Yes, I know there is Vertu. They offer some of what I mentioned, such as the titanium frame and the sapphire screen. I even like the angular design. But Vertu is Android only. Strike one for me. Strike two is the small screen. And strike three, the poor specs and camera.


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