Samsung and HTC unveiled their new flagship smartphones last month at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona but LG decided to make us wait for its new device. The company has already scheduled an event on April 28th where it will finally unveil the LG G4 but already there have been many rumors about the device. We’ll now look back at some of the rumors and try to get a sense of what to expect from LG’s next flagship smartphone.
The LG G3 had a 5.5-inch display so it wasn’t wrong to assume that its successor would retain the same size, and it seems quite likely that it does. LG recently unveiled its new 5.5-inch Quad HD display panel with 2,560×1,440 pixel resolution and 538 pixels per inch. It makes use of Advanced In-Cell touch which simply means that the display will react to touches even if there’s water on the surface. It’s quite likely that this display will find its way into the LG G4.
Most Android flagships are expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and LG did go with this chip for the G Flex 2, but recent rumors suggest that this is not the processor that will power the LG G4. Instead the new flagship is believed to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB of RAM.
As far as the design is concerned there’s no need to rely upon rumors for that. A few weeks back LG published a website ahead of time which revealed official press renders of the LG G4 ahead of time, giving us a good look at what the next flagship looks like. Since then the company has also confirmed that the LG G4 does indeed come with a leather back. Build materials might include plastic since it hasn’t been rumored that the LG G4 will feature a full metal construction like the Galaxy S6.
LG has talked about the camera in some of the teasers that it has released for the upcoming flagship. The specifics are not known but LG has confirmed that the G4’s camera has f/1.8 aperture lens which should perform quite well in low light conditions. Presumably the flagship may have a 16 megapixel sensor like its rival from Samsung, but we’ll have to wait and see about that.
There’s no doubt in the fact that the LG G4 is going to come running Android 5.0 Lollipop straight out of the box. Like all other OEMs the company is certainly going to slap on a custom skin on Google’s mobile operating system. LG has already teased the upcoming LG UX 4.0 user interface that we’ll see in the G4, the video will give you an idea of what to expect.
Expect to find all the usual connectivity features like Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. There’s no word as yet if it’ll support wireless charging out of the box. The LG G4 is also likely to have a microSD card slot as well as a removable battery, two features that Galaxy S6 owners are missing deeply.
Price And Availability
Rumor has it that the LG G4 is going to be slightly more expensive than the Galaxy S6 but the company has not talked pricing yet, so we don’t know if that will be true or not. LG is going to release the smartphone on May 31st, at least in South Korea, it remains to be seen when it will arrive in other markets across the globe. We’ll find out for sure at LG’s event on April 28th.