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You can count on LG to quietly confirm its next big flagship before any formal announcements. In its earnings report on Tuesday, the Korean company said it expects to have a strong second quarter backed by the release of the LG G3—LG will also roll out its L Series III to more consumers. To go along with LG’s minor slip up confirmation, a picture posted by @Evleaks confirms the company will redesign the rear button arrangement introduced in the G2 last year.

We’re already into the second quarter of 2014, so the G3 release (and maybe a more exciting announcement) is imminent. Final specs still haven’t been revealed, so that part of the G3 is still a mystery. But we’ve heard plenty of rumors over the last month suggesting the flagship will sport a 5.5-inch qHD display, 3GB of RAM and a redesigned LG skin.

The rear button placement people either loved or hated is still right under the camera, but it’s been modified a bit, now with a rounded sleep/wake button that appears to sit flush with the device. On either side of the camera, meanwhile, appears to be a dual LED flash and a little pill-shaped hole, though it isn’t clear what that might be for. The rear design certainly looks more refined and polished. However, if you didn’t like the button placement on the G2, chances are the G3 won’t really change your mind.

Samsung and HTC have already released their big flagship devices in the first half of this year, and LG seems to be up next. We actually really enjoyed the G2 quite a bit, so we’re eagerly anticipating the G3’s arrival—a 2K screen? We can’t wait to see it.