A month after officially unveiling its flagship smartphone offering for 2015 – the LG G4 – the company has officially launched it in India. The LG G4 Dual-SIM is priced in India at INR 51,500 (~ $808), and has already been listed for pre-order in the country. The device is already up for pre-order, and the company is bundling what it calls Smart Benefits that comprises of a metallic finish back cover worth $31, one-time screen replacement worth $102, and an extra battery with a charging cradle worth $55. The ones who pre-book the device will get a chance to meet celebrity actor Amitabh Bachchan and receive the phone from him.
As opposed to the international variant, LG has launched a dual-SIM variant of the G4 (D818N) in India due to high demand of dual-SIM smartphones in the country, becoming the only high-end smartphone in the country to offer the feature. The LG G4 Dual-SIM features a 5.5-inch QHD Quantum IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with LG UX 4.0, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with Adreno 418 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, microSD card slot (that supports up to 2TB microSD cards), and a 3,000 mAh battery.
On the imaging front, the South Korean company is offering a 16-megapixel primary camera with a 1/2.6-inch sensor, phase-detection autofocus bundled with Laser Autofocus, three-axis OIS, and that can record videos in 4K resolution. There’s an 8-megapixel front-facing camera that can record 1080p videos. In terms of connectivity features, the device features two SIM card slots, 4G LTE connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 LE (APT-x), A-GPS with GLONASS, NFC, and a microUSB 2.0 port that can double up as HDMI SlimPort (4K).
The LG G4 competes with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6, the HTC One M9+, the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, and the Sony Xperia Z3 in the country. It is priced quite competitively, and if LG drops the price like it did with the LG G3 last year, it would be a great sell for consumers.