We are now coming up to crunch time where official renders are being leaked in the lead up to the unveiling of the LG G3. Thanks to a tipster who went through Phone Arena they managed to post some real press renders today showing us what the smartphone looks like for the first time. Before now, it has been alleged or unofficial. All we had to go on were three different colors that sources told us was black, white and gold. After seeing how much success Apple had with the iPhone 5S gold option many Android high-end devices have now continued the trend. Although not proving as popular they are still selling well. They also offer more of a premium appearance which makes shoppers feel like they are getting their moneys worth.

Anyway, one thing some of our readers have noticed is that the display looks curved and very LG G Flex-like. We tend to agree and if these pictures are telling us the truth then it is the rear casing that has the curve in it and not the front screen. That is where the difference is.

We are in the middle of an interesting time where many are predicting the flexible curved displays to make a come back after initially only Samsung and LG made one smartphone each and neither option was for the top of the range market.

The second question readers are asking happens to be is it made of metal. Unfortunately, that is not clear but if you want my opinion I will say it might be a poly carbonate plastic instead because metals aren’t going to flex around and bend like that. Here is the images for you to make your own mind up:


Sometimes all a device needs is an original shape to spice things up a bit. Even though I wasn’t considering picking this device up before because it didn’t seem to come with anything spectacular and the timing is all wrong, I might have to second guess myself because I was a sucker for the look of the G Flex. That is about where the similarities stop here because the G3 is a superior handset in ever sense of the word. I will run you through why that is.

The LG G3 comes with its own ARM-based chipset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC and Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400 processor. The physical display is 5.5-inches and the screen that covers the area has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Combine that with a whopping 534 ppi and this is one seriously powerful bit of machinery. At what would usually be bad timing the former Lucky Goldstar group have done enough to provide extra specs over the current aging flagships and that will do wonders for fans who are looking to upgrade. When it comes to hardware I’m a Grinch when I see a bad deal or I think consumers are not getting relevant and at a good price. I can safely say that this is looking like a better deal every time I study it. If you hear people calling the name Odin when referring to this device that is because the custom chipset has that codename. Not the most original name considering we draw up guides that use the Odin tool most days of the week, but that’s what they decide to roll with this time. Please keep in mind that nothing is official until it gets launched. Now lets take a look at the G Flex for comparison.

Because I feel like the G3 is taking much of the G Flex looks but flipped in reverse, I will show you how far apart it is so you don’t feel like they are so related you don’t want to buy this mobile. The G Flex had a 6.0-inch display, 720 x 1280 pixels screen resolution, 245 ppi, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor and a Quad core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400. So as you can see the Flexible entry wasn’t too shabby at all, but it doesn’t come close to what we are getting with the new G3.