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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 6:07:45 PM , Rating: 2
Point is the battery life on these phones has improved substantially. On my G2 I can go 18-22 hours with light use, 16-18 medium and at least 14 with very high use.

You're just making up numbers. This isn't how you test battery life.

RE: Drool.
By retrospooty on 5/11/2014 10:54:46 PM , Rating: 2
dude, look it up. The g2 is the best of the best and battery life for last year's phones. Anandtech got 23.5 hours on a phone call. I saw one review that got actually more than 24. the best web browsing time too. It was at or near the top and every single test, and overall the best by a good margin.

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