LG G3 Leaks Continue: Here’s What You Need to Know

The LG G3 release date is quickly approaching and will be officially announced later this month, but well ahead of schedule leaks continue to arrive revealing more and more details.

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 both readily available and already for sale throughout the United States, consumers are looking forward to what else is on the horizon, and that is the LG G3. While we know plenty already, many important details leaked this week worth talking about.

Read: LG G3 vs Galaxy Note 3: 5 Key Differences

Over the course of the past three weeks all of the remaining important details surrounding the LG G3 have been leaked, well ahead of the announcement or release date, and below we’ll go over everything prospective buyers need to know.

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Yesterday delivered one of the most telling leaks of the past few weeks, with @evleaks sharing three photos of the all-new LG G3 in its final form. All three colors that should arrive at launch, the screen turned on revealing the lockscreen and a new Android 4.4.2 KitKat widget, and he even revealed some details about the camera.

All of the details have yet to fully emerge, but almost everything we expect to be announced on stage later this month is out and in the wild. Below we’ll go over everything we know about the LG G2, and when buyers can expect it to arrive.

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Design

One of the most important aspects of the new LG G3 is the design. Last year the G2 surprised many with LG moving the buttons from the sides and top like most smartphones around to the back. The power and volume rockers were neatly placed on the back in a location that’s comfortable and naturally easy for an index finger to tap while wielding the phone in your hand.

The entire design of the new LG G3 took the previous model into consideration, while also focusing on a redesigned and improved set of buttons and taking into account for the larger display. We’ll be enjoying a large 5.5-inch display, but the bezels are so small and minimal users can expect a bigger, better experience, but without the actual devices physical size to increase so much. The image below is our best look yet at the new buttons, courtesy of PhoneArena.

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The design has been largely up for debate, but an array of leaks over the past few days have revealed essentially any remaining questions users and buyers may of had. The top of the page is the latest leak, also shared by @evleaks, showing us multiple angles of the LG G3 that have yet to surface. He also claims it’s “titanium” but all leaks thus far suggest the phone will only come in plastic.

We could see an aluminum 3GB premium model arrive over the regular plastic (but aluminum looking) option, but that’s doubtful. This phone is shaping up to be a flagship smartphone that’s extremely powerful, yet still manages to be thin, sleek, lightweight, and ultra portable.

Specs

Details regarding the LG G3 have been arriving at an alarming rate, but the final specs are still somewhat of a small mystery. That said, the information we do have thus far paints a pretty good picture for prospective buyers. While we don’t know if the processor will be a Snapdragon 801 or 805, users will still be enjoying a top-tier quad-core processor that’s blazing fast. This matters for a few enthusiasts, but the vast majority of consumers just need to know this phone will be one of the best options available, no matter which is on board.

With that said, below is a list of all the specs we expect to arrive based on multiple leaks, and past release timelines.

LG G3 Specs

  • 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad HD display
  • 2.5 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 805 with 2/3GB of RAM
  • 32GB internal storage and micro-SD for expansion
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat with new LG interface and virtual assistant
  • 13 Megapixel Camera with OIS+ and new Laser Auto Focus
  • Fingerprint Sensor with redesigned rear buttoms
  • Infrared Sensor for remote
  • Plastic design with brushed aluminum-look
  • 3,200 mAh removable battery

One of the most important specs will be the Quad HD display, as this will be the first device to arrive in the United States with such an eye-blistering resolution. All the talk lately suggests the LG G3 screen will be one of the best, brightest, and most crisp screens on a mobile device in 2014.

Release Date

The LG G3 release date is quickly approaching. Sadly we don’t have an exact date etched in stone quite yet, but the general time-frame has already been confirmed by LG themselves. Earlier this month LG announced the new G3 flagship smartphone will be released before the end of June. Stating it will be available around the globe before the end of Q2, which is the end of June.

That being said, it could arrive anytime between the scheduled May 27th launch date and event, and the end of June. On May 27th the LG G3 will be officially announced and revealed to the world, and we’ve been hearing it will launch across all major US carriers within 3-4 weeks of that date. Some state AT&T and Verizon may launch the new G3 before June 14th, with others offering the new handset just before the months comes to a close.

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Surely more launch date and release details will emerge or leak in the coming weeks, but all consumers need to know is the LG G3 will be available in stores within the next 30-45 days.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G3: 5 Things Buyers Should Know

Carriers

Early reports back in March confirmed that the LG G3 will be the biggest smartphone launch in the history of LG Mobile. The Optimus G wasn’t a very big release, but the LG G2 arrived for four major US carriers. After first launching with AT&T and then Verizon, it was offered by Sprint and T-Mobile both, as well as from multiple outlets around the globe.

LG Mobile promises the G3 will be the biggest launch in the mobile divisions history, and we’ve already seen leaks of this phone also arriving on Sprint. Most likely AT&T and Verizon could get the exclusive first, again, with three more US carriers jumping on board all before the end of June.

Price

Without an official announcement or a release date, talking about the price of this impressive smartphone isn’t very easy. That being said, based on market trends and previous releases over the past few years we have a pretty good idea of what to expect.

The LG G3 will most likely retail for $599-$649 outright, but consumers will be able to get it from any major US carrier for $199 with a new 2-year contract. Alternatively, with T-Mobile’s shift to change the industry and everyone following, buyers can grab it without a contract and make monthly payments until it has been paid in full.

The LG G2 launched and was quickly dropped to $99 on contract to battle the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, but this year we have a feeling LG will keep the premium tag on longer, as this device will be giving the rest some serious competition all summer long. We’ll know more come May 27th, so stay tuned!

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