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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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Only problem with LG
By djc208 on 5/12/2014 11:51:52 AM , Rating: 2
I have the original Optimus G, and I love the phone except for the fact that LG is horrible about updates, or even notification of updates.

It looks like LG is releasing a kitkat update for it, but all the articles I've read aren't certain, and even then the news is fairly recent. Yes I can root it, but if I can get it from the manufacturer I'd rather do that first, should be fewer complications should problems arise. And while it is almost three generations old now, it's not even quite two years.

Honestly I like the G, the newer ones are just getting too big for me. I'm kind of at that "good enough" point where the improvements aren't so great I feel the need to drop $$$ on a new one immediately after my contract is up. It's not like the jump from replacing my original HTC Evo. If I can get a 4.4.2 update from LG I'll probably just stay there till I have to or something really compelling comes along.

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