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LG G3 gold color scheme hinted in product packaging image leak

LG is expected to follow suit of the LG G2 and offer a gold color option for the G3
LG is expected to follow suit of the LG G2 and offer a gold color option for the G3
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On the heels of rumors surrounding the LG G3’s tentative release date, specs, features and price, a gold version of the LG G2 successor is expected. As Android Authority reports (April 16), an image leak of the LG G3 smartphone’s retail product packaging debuts a golden color option.

Thanks to the released photo from an unnamed source in the know about LG’s internal plans, the phone’s name is now officially confirmed. The actual phone is not visible in the picture, but gold outer packaging is a dead giveaway of a matching color LG G3 device. It’s predecessor, the LG G2 is currently available in the same golden hue, limited to select regions.

It’s predicted that a gold LG G3 could arrive on the market alongside the widely available black and white standard color variants. It’s not uncommon to see smartphones offered in metallic colors of gold or silver, though the latter is more often seen. Apple offers its iPhone 5S aluminum finish in gold, silver and space gray.

Similarly, HTC offers its new HTC One M8 flagship in gold throughout the globe. Its predecessor, the HTC One Gold M7 is exclusive to European carrier network O2 (Telefonica) and only available throughout Europe.

Last year, HTC designed a Limited Edition 18kt Gold HTC One in celebration of the MOBO awards. Recognizing the positive feedback the HTC One MOBO phone received, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer released an affordable, HTC One Gold handset.

Korean electronics giant, Samsung released a gold Galaxy S4 in the Middle East last year. The copper gold version of Its new water resistant Galaxy S5 is exclusive to Vodafone in the UK until May, when it’s expected to land at O2, according to The Inquirer.

As IBTimes reports, select U.S. retailers including Target, Overstock and GSM Nation have hinted that they will also carry the gold Galaxy S5 in the future. Most U.S. carriers and retailers are currently selling the black and white color options.

Rumors speculate LG to announce the G3 in May or June announcement ahead of a September release date. It might be interesting if Samsung were to surprise the mobile market with a golden Galaxy S5 around the same time.

LG has not provided any details about the upcoming G3, but leaks and rumors are rampant. According to a report from AndroidGuys, U.S. carrier Sprint mistakenly spilled tea that reveals a rundown of the LG G3 (LG-LS990) phone’s full specs.

The phone purportedly features the following specs which gives us an idea of what to expect from the upcoming LG made Google Nexus 6: Display: 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440 resolution); CPU: 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor; RAM: 3GB; Storage: 32GB of internal storage with a microSD slot for up to 64GB; Camera: 13MP rear-facing (4160 x 3120 image resolution), 2.1MP front-facing (1920 x 1080 camcorder resolution) Connectivity: LTE/EVDO/IS2000, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth; Operating System: Google Android 4.4.2. KitKat.