The LG G3's launch takes place in London tonight, but there's really no point in waiting after LG itself blew away what little mystery remained over its new flagship over the weekend.
The company's official Dutch site “mistakenly” put the G3's web page live yesterday, giving us press-quality images and full details of all the important new features set to be unveiled at 6pm this evening.
In fact, you could argue the only remaining reason to follow the actual launch at all is to hear when it'll be available locally and what it'll cost. Don't worry, we'll update when we know.
There may, however, be a bit of disappointment, though not about the 5.5in Quad HD display, whose 2560 x 1440-pixel display gives a pixel density of an insane 538ppi. Let's not kid ourselves – that is one mighty bit of screen real estate.
We're talking about the rest of the primary spec, which according to LG's Dutch site reads Snapdragon 801 CPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, rather than the Snapdragon 805, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage we were hearing about as recently as last week.
From what we can gather, it seems LG is going to follow the same path as Korean rival Samsung and follow up the G3 (or the Galaxy S5 in Sammy's case) with an even higher specced version (to take on the expected Galaxy S5 Prime) a couple of months down the line.
Again, we'll clarify as soon as the details are clear.
Elsewhere, we like the sound of the 13MP camera, which comes with optical image stabilisation and laser autofocus (the camera element we thought might be a second lens or flash).
There is a Dual LED flash anyway, and the size and quality of the G3's display should be a real boost to on-board image and video editing. Audio isn't neglected either thanks to a 1W on-board speaker and “Boost Amp”, which in combination are said to deliver “deep bass and clear treble”.
You also get a removable 3000mAh battery, which sounds a little undersized considering the powerful spec. Maybe, maybe not – but it will surely need a boost if there is a more powerful version coming.
The LG G3's overall dimensions are listed as 146.3 x 74.7 x 8.9mm, which compare most closely to the HTC One (M8): it's almost identical in height to HTC's flagship, but it's half a millimetre thinner and only 4mm wider, which isn't bad given the display is 0.5in bigger.
That speaks to the “lightweight metallic casing” and “floating ark design” shape, to quote LG. To us, it's made of thin metal and has an impressively skinny bezel.
The official page also waxes lyrical about software highlights including Knock Code, the new adjustable keyboard, the file management system, the simplified UI which supposedly keeps text and superfluous on-screen icons to a minimum, wireless charging and the Quick Circle feature which prioritises your six most-used apps.
Head over to Droid-life for full details courtesy of screenshots taken from the Dutch LG site, which understandably pulled the G3 page once the “mistake” had been picked up on. The translation into English isn't great, but with all the official details set to go live on LG's UK site when the G3 is finally launched tonight, that won't be a problem for long.
You can also check out a cached version of the original Dutch page if you prefer.
Again, the time you're looking for is 6pm. As for live streaming, LG UK has yet to go further than the teaser video it posted a couple of weeks ago stating "Live streaming event details coming soon". At this point we'd point out that so is 6pm.