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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 flyingpants1 on 5/11/2014 5:59:35 PM , Rating: 2
SGS5 has a removable battery (and is waterproof on top of that).

Yes, they're the one company that does this. Who cares. They also use AMOLED - I'm just not interested anymore.


It alone destroys the myth that phones with non removable batteries have larger batteries or that they are slimmer. They're just meant to stop you from replacing a battery for cheap.

That's not a myth, it's physics. The S5 is 2800mAh was released like 6 months after the LG G2 (3000mAh). Battery casing and that type of stuff requires extra space. Also look up "step design" 3D batteries.

It's the way things are going. I don't like it either. But at this point, I would be happy with a ~9.5mm 3800mAh phone with 64GB of internal storage.

RE: Drool.
By bug77 on 5/12/2014 4:34:24 AM , Rating: 2
I'll see your physics and raise you a geometry.
The SGS5 is 142x72.5x8.1 mm and the G2 is 138.5x70.9x8.9 mm. That is 83,389.5 cubic mm vs 87,394.9 cubic mm, respectively (please note the SGS5 is the slimmer phone). The G2 has 7% more battery capacity for 5% more bulk. I just don't see where making the battery non-removable has any advantages.
Moreover, the SGS5 packs a microSD slot, a barometer, a heart rate monitor and waterproofing; the G2 packs a radio.

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