LG's next flagship Android phone, the LG G3, could be the latest major smartphone release to go for the gold.

The G3 will come in a gold variant in addition to the standard black and white choices, according to The Verge.

The tech site got ahold of a photo allegedly showing a gold-hued LG G3 retail box, and it says the color of the box is no accident.

And in addition to the photographic evidence, sources reportedly confirmed with the site that the G3 will indeed come in a gold hue.

Gold rush

It looks like LG's G3 will follow in the footsteps of the iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5, the HTC One, and other smartphones that have been colored gold and hawked to bling-loving consumers.

Even LG's own G2 had a gold variant, and the recently released HTC One (M8) is reportedly getting gilded as well.

But the G3 is making more original strides in other ways, like its 2560 x 1440 resolution, which LG reportedly confirmed with The Verge is a for-real spec.

On the other hand that could be just one variant of the G3, with another coming in at 1080p, according to past reports.

Either way we'll find out soon, as the G3 is expected out by July this year.

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