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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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What difference does the back make?
By s_p_kay on 5/11/2014 10:50:46 PM , Rating: 2
I have a G2 and the screen has almost no bezel, i.e. if you drop it without a case there is a very good chance the screen will crack and render all or part of the touchscreen useless. The only time you will see the exterior case is until you put it in the real case or until you break the screen and *then* realize these phones are simply not designed to be handled outside of a protective case. None of the new thin bezel designs allow handling the phone directly anymore, the touchscreens are also too sensitive now to survive even the slightest crack in the digitize unlike the older lower res phones. They should just be using the best material to provide adequate protection and reduce the cost of manufacturing. Of course reviews will fawn over this stuff but for anyone who actually uses the phone on a daily basis it means absolutely nothing.

By retrospooty on 5/11/2014 10:56:26 PM , Rating: 2
I have a g2 as well and that's what I love about it. You put on one of those really thin fit cases like Incipio Feather and it's still smaller than most phones and it has a case and is protected.

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