It’s the eternal question. Which came first: the chicken or the egg? Or in 21st century terms: the smartphone case or the smartphone?
While the inevitable LG G2 successor remains entirely unannounced, a Chinese retailer is already offering a “Soft Jelly TPU Case for LG G3”. Er, do you know something we don’t, Jeeves?
Point your browsers at Ali Express and you can finally live the dream of owning 300 soft jelly cases for the LG G3 at $327 (just under £200), available in Black, Sky Blue, Clear, Gray, Pink and White.
Even more bizarre, there’s a hole on the back of the LG G3 case that’s perhaps best described as crucifix-shaped, with a large cutout running vertically and two smaller cutouts either side.
We’ll bet our finest Asda George cotton briefs that we’re dealing primarily with the rear camera, while it’s almost certain that the LG G3 will rock LG G2-style rear volume and power buttons.
So what about the left and right? Realistically, the cutout is probably too small for the likes of a rear fingerprint scanner (hello, HTC One Max) or heart rate monitor (a la Samsung Galaxy S5).
One is likely for the LG G3’s LED flash, but the other is more mysterious. Since they're both the same size, it could possibly be some sort of secondary LED flash.
The LG G3 is expected to land in May or June, and the South Koreans recently confirmed that it’ll touch down with a 2560 x 1440 QHD display.