LG G4’s New Features Are Impressive, Set to Bring It At Par With Other Flagships
Earlier it was rumored that LG won’t announce its next flagship smartphone, the LG G4, at Mobile World Congress 2015 so that it could avoid being overshadowed by Samsung and HTC launch events. Now that the trade show is over and the South Korean company didn’t reveal the G4, it proves the rumors were accurate. Moreover, LG is expected to roll out its flagship globally sometime in mid-April.
More rumors surrounding the LG G4 have surfaced online which point to a couple of new features on the device that really make it impressive. Folks over at MyLGphones have spotted two versions of the G4 at HTML5Test website; one will be an Asian version of the G4, codenamed LG-H818, while the other Sprint’s version of G4 is termed as LS991 and has been recently listed in an update UA profile.
Judging from the score results of the browser tests, both these versions will be powered by the Google’s latest mobile OS, Android 5.1 Lollipop. Further, the Sprint user agent profile page for its LG G4 was previously updated and listed the device to sport a Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution.
Apart from featuring super sharp display, a render leak of LG G4 has revealed the most intriguing aspect of the flagship device. In the press render, posted by @OnLeaks, the back of the phone appears to be slightly curved, which may also mean LG has packed a curved screen into it. However, the cited source said the image is early and non-final, so the actual design may change before launch.
Still, the idea of device having a curved screen with Quad HD display running Android 5.1 Lollipop sounds interesting, isn’t it? Moreover, the dimensions as shown by the render, are to be believed, the G4 will be longer, wider and thicker than its predecessor — which would push it firmly into phablet category.
From the looks of it, the lens appears to be quite a change too, as it looks a fair bit larger than the one on the LG G3 and even bulges out slightly. Having a laser autofocus and dual-LED flash, along with the rear key, the rest of the design is very similar to the predecessor.
The render image suggests that the G4 might be a metallic effect again, which contradicts to previous reports which claimed the phone would feature actual metal rather than polycarbonate casing.
Among other features, the G4 is said to come packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal memory. The device will boast a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and 4K video recording. Few reports have even claimed that the G4 will feature some kind of fingerprint technology as well.
If the aforementioned specs could make it to the LG’s next flagship, I’m pretty sure it will give some tough time to its competitors, including Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9. What do you think? Are you planning to purchase the upcoming LG G4? Sound off in the comments section below.
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