Last week was one of our biggest yet when it came to discoveries related to LG’s upcoming G3, giving us both news of the phone’s launch event and some pictures seeming to reveal the phone’s actual hardware. Even over the course of the week itself we saw some big improvements, moving from dark, obscured pics on Monday to much clearer imagery by Friday. Those latter shots even managed to reveal the phone’s face, which had previously been a mystery. Now some new renders arrive claiming to depict the G3 in pristine quality – but are they the real deal?
Right away, we notice the cases in these renders. Some very reserved case designs, granted, but that alone is enough to get us thinking that these aren’t LG-sourced – a fate the source seems to confirm. But even if they’re not from the OEM itself, couldn’t they still accurately depict the handset? Sure, but we have further concerns.
For instance, that black oval to the left of the rear camera – the one no one seems to know whether it’s an IR transceiver, fingerprint scanner or something else entirely – looks way too large here. It’s visibly wider than the dual-LED flash to the camera’s right, whereas in the pictures we’ve seen of actual hardware, the two ovals are identically sized.
As such, we’re not quite sure what to make of these. That stylus-looking job up top is likely an antenna for digital TV reception in South Korea, so don’t count on seeing that in the phone’s international edition. But as for the rest of this – well, we’re holding out hope that a slightly more trustworthy render arrives in advance of LG’s launch event later this month.