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Gold LG G3 photos allegedly leak ahead of May 27 launch

Tech blog GSM Arena says it's seen the forthcoming LG G3 in gold, to go along with the white and gray hues that have already sprung up online.

Gold is all the rage in phones these days. GSM Arena

LG is all set to unveil its flagship G3 smartphone on May 27, but some allegedly leaked photos ahead of the event hint that the company has more in store than just basic white and gray shades.

Tech site GSM Arena says it got its hands on a pair of pictures of the G3 in gold, the most coveted color in smartphone design these days.

A luxe, brushed metallic finish on the front and back panels would definitely give the phone some eye-catching sheen and would also close the gap between LG and its other gilded rivals -- the copper Samsung Galaxy S5 , rose gold HTC One M8 , and of course, the phone that started it all, the champagne iPhone 5S .

In addition to its new exterior, the LG G3 could also sport a redesigned custom interface that runs on top of its Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Check out the gallery for screenshots.

As for the phone's internals, LG has confirmed that it'll ship with a quad-HD display. Rumors also point to a dust- and water-resistant body and a whopping 3GB of RAM. We'll be on site in London, New York, and San Francisco with photos, videos, specs, and our hands-on impressions on May 27, so stick with us on that date.