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Gold LG G3 photos suggest multiple metallic hues at launch

Photographs of a gold version of the LG G3 have emerged online, suggesting LG has several metallic shades of its 2014 flagship to launch.

Previously we’ve seen leaked pictures of a gunmetal grey metal version of the LG G3, but with this fresh lick of gold paint, we could see the LG G3 launch with a colour option line-up similar to the HTC One M8.

Plus, although these pictures are a little blurry, they do tell us a bit more about the LG G3’s design ahead of its official May 27 unveiling.

According to GSM Arena’s insider source, one of the key selling points of the LG G3 will be its camera.

It will apparently feature a 13-megapixel rear sensor with the same OIS Plus technology as the LG G Pro 2 and will be capable of recording 4K video.

The source also revealed what that new sensor on the left hand side of the rear camera is for. Supposedly it is a laser beam that will help the LG G3 produce better night and low-light photography, but other than that we haven’t been given any other details about how it will function.

As for the front-facing camera, you’ll be able to utilise voice commands like “cheese” to trigger the shutter, or take a selfie with a clapping of the hands or a twist of the finger.

The confirmed 5.5-inch QHD 2560 x 1440p 2K display has a very slim bezel around it, as you can see from the image, which is aided by the panel’s minimalistic 1.15mm bezel requirement.

Internally, we should see the G3 launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage helped by microSD card support, unlike the LG G2.

The phone should be powered by a 3000mAh battery and come with IPX7 waterproofing that lets you immerse the phone for up to 30 minutes down to depths of 1m.

LG has apparently revamped the Optimus UI for the LG G3 too, making it look much cleaner and flatter than previous iterations. There should also be a brand new Google Now rivalling service from LG.

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