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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 atechfan on 5/12/2014 12:07:48 PM , Rating: 2
Why are reclaimer and I getting rated down for wanting to be able to replace our battery?

RE: Drool.
By Reclaimer77 on 5/12/2014 1:42:32 PM , Rating: 2
I kinda consider it being a badge of honor here, so don't let it get to you.

The rating system is basically there for people too stupid to debate you intellectually, since you cannot post AND vote on the same subject.

Or those so cowardly they create alternate accounts so they can vote you down after losing an argument straight up.

Either way, I consider it a victory.

RE: Drool.
By atechfan on 5/12/2014 2:00:29 PM , Rating: 2
Well, you've probably guessed by now I'm not too cowardly to argue.

I'm not particularly worried about the downrating, just curious that such a seemingly non-controversial stance was rated down. I fully expect some of the other things I say to get down rated.

RE: Drool.
By retrospooty on 5/12/2014 2:24:03 PM , Rating: 2
"just curious that such a seemingly non-controversial stance was rated down"

I have often wondered that myself. It must be the same type of bottom feeders that think every phone made should be designed for them. If it doesn't have the features I personally want it must be poorly designed. If it has features I personally don't need, its "just a gimmick" and/or "hype".

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