LG G3 design leaks point to 5.5-inch polycarbonate body

As LG G3 rumours kick up a gear, we have been given our first look at what the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 rival might look like.

With last year’s LG G2 having introduced a range of new design characteristics, including a minimalist bezel and rear-mounted volume controls, a design render mocked up on the latest LG G3 leaks has suggested the next model will benefit from a polycarbonate body finished with a brushed metal effect.

Appearing courtesy of Bulgarian tech blog Nixanbal, who reportedly spoke with unnamed sources, the LG G3 will target a premium HTC One M8 style finish albeit with cheaper materials.

Offering further details on the phone, the reports have suggested that the G3’s polycarbonate rear will be removable; suggesting SD card expansion will be possible.

Again tipped to make the jump to an oversized 5.5-inch display, the LG G3 is expected to become the first smartphone from a leading manufacturer to add a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution display.

Further LG G3 specs tipped by the latest reports include the same 13-megapixel camera as its predecessor, and a reworking of the company’s rear-mounted controls, with smaller buttons adding an LED notification light within the centralised power button.

Despite the LG G2 having only gone on sale in the UK last October, the LG G3 has been repeatedly tipped to make a mid-summer appearance.

Earlier today claimed retail packaging for the upcoming phone leaked, hinting that a gold LG G3 offering is also in the works.

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