G3 screenshots leak showing flat modern design

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 22 Apr 2014

ile rumors have already hinted that the upcoming G3 would hit the streets sooner rather than later, we now have a few screenshots of ’s new user interface (UI) that could back up the claim. Digital Trends nabbed the screens you see above, showing off the modern UI overhaul that we can expect to see on the G2’s successor.

’s new software design brings a very flat elegant approach, it’s a trend that’s been seen on Samsung’s Galaxy S5 HTC’s One (M8). This simple straightforward aesthetic is welcome, as ’s UI designs have been boxy unattractive at times. Now, icons look cleaner, the notification panel looks like something you’d actually want to use. This has been a huge sore spot on ’s smartphones, which have often looked like a busy mess.

Outside of the new icons home screen, a screenshot shows off what could be ’s attempt at competing with Now in the form of a concierge-like service. ttle is known as to just how the service will operate, or if it will be limited to an application, or even widget, as you see above. Suggesting that you take an umbrella out because it’s going to rain may not be the most helpful tip, but it’s fairly easy to imagine that the service will go much deeper than that. Or, it could just be a time–weather widget.

The original size of the screenshots are 2560×1440, which essentially confirms that has indeed thrown in a much higher resolution display on its next flagship device. This will make one of the first manufacturers to offer a Quad HD (QHD) display in a smartphone, which is exciting, even if it seems like overkill.

There’s only so much a few screenshots can tell you. Still, it makes patiently waiting for ’s next flagship device that much harder!