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LG G3 video teases brushed metal finish, rear buttons ahead of 27 May launch

30-second clip also hints at waterproof body, optical image stablisation
Tue May 13 2014, 16:15

LG G3 teaserKOREAN PHONE MAKER LG has released a video teasing its flagship LG G3 smartphone, embedded below, ahead of its unveiling on 27 May.

LG uploaded the 30-second clip to its Youtube account on Tuesday, giving us a glimpse at the upcoming successor to the LG G2.

Of course, the video doesn't reveal much about the smartphone, but it does give us an eyeful of the LG G3's reworked body, which features a brushed metal effect. It's unclear whether the handset will be crafted from metal or will feature a plastic chassis with a metallic finish. The clip also hints that, like the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, the LG G3 will be water resistant.

It also looks like the LG G3 will be impressively thin and, much like last year's LG G2, will sport its physical buttons on its rear. We are given a quick look at the handset's rear-facing camera too, and with the video showing the lens moving, it hints that it will feature optical image stablisation.

The front of the device appears almost bezel-less in the clip, suggesting that the LG G3's 5.5in screen that LG outed this week will offer an almost full-display effect.

While nothing else is shown off in the clip, LG's tagline - "Simple is new new smart" - suggests that the LG G3 will arrive with a simple user interface, without gimmicky software features.

According to previous rumours, the LG G3 will also boast a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, 3GB of RAM, a built-in fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE support and 32GB of internal storage.

The INQUIRER will be at the LG G3 launch in London on 27 May, so check back then for all the latest. µ

 

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