Just a few weeks back, it was feeling like HTC’s One M8 was the best-leaked smartphone of the year, as nearly everything about that handset had found a way to make itself public knowledge in advance of HTC’s launch event. But now with all these G3 finds in recent days, we’re wondering if LG just might take HTC’s seat at the top there. Already we’ve checked out render after render, not to mention any number of software leaks, and now we get what’s probably our most official glimpse into the G3’s hardware to date, as photographs from a private G3 preview event spell-out just what to expect from the Android flagship.
Top-tier specs like 3GB of RAM and that quad HD display are confirmed, and while it might have been nice to see a Snapdragon 805 under the hood, we can live with the 801. And after a couple rounds of educated guesses, we finally have some hard measurements for the phone’s dimensions.
We also get what seems to be an answer for the question of the purpose behind that “mystery sensor” and it looks like the most recent rumor was right on the money: what snippets of the text our OCR translation software could recognize from the slide highlighting that part mention improving auto-focus performance.
And we know a lot of you were concerned about the G3’s rear-facing speaker, but the mention here of a decent 1 Watt amp has us hopeful that audio output could be pleasantly satisfying.
Beyond all that, we see some new pics of the phone itself, some sample pics from its camera, and check out a promo poster that appears to reveal that circular cutout Quick Window case we’re expecting.