LG's flagship smartphones are frequently criticized for being housed in materials which seemingly latch onto even the slightest touch of a finger, but the latest leaked image of the hardware suggests that reputation may soon be put to rest.
@evleaks today posted what appears to be the rear housing of the highly anticipated LG G3, this time with a brushed metal finish that could go a long way toward stomping out memories of the Korean smartphone maker's previous plastic casings.
"LG G3, fingerprint-magnet no more," reads a brief caption accompanying the image, which clearly shows the familiar LG logo silkscreened onto it along with the bottom half of the rear-facing camera.
The tantalizing closeup of the brushed backside could finally offer some welcome relief to LG fans accustomed to constantly wiping off their hardware with a soft cloth virtually every time they touch the device.
And that's not all: A second image of the LG G3 shown above appears to reveal that the brushed casing is actually capable of popping off, revealing the micro-SIM card slot and a removable battery inside.
Last month, a rumor surfaced that the G3 would come with a removable 3000mAh battery, an option that's becoming increasingly rare with high-end smartphones now that many manufacturers prefer to seal their devices up tight.
Of course, there's no guarantee that LG will ship all models of the G3 with a removable battery, as the company could decide to launch a model with the power pack sealed up tight in many parts of the world.
Thankfully, LG fans won't have to endure the nonstop stream of rumors and leaks for much longer - a launch date has reportedly been set for May 27, which is only three short weeks away.