Rumors are gathering about a smaller, less powerful, and probably more affordable version of the LG G4. It’s being called the LG G4c at the moment, but because the reports are far from official, this may not end up being the final name. Here’s what we think we know about the phone so far.
LG released the G3 Beat (also known as the G3 S, and the G3 Vigor) several months after the G3 back in 2014, so to pull the same trick with the G4 seems entirely plausible. According to a report published by WinFuture, the G4c will feature a very similar spec sheet to the G3 Beat. Sadly, this means it won’t even come close to the G4’s impressive hardware.
The G4’s camera is a major standout feature, but the rumors point to the G4c having a far more basic 8-megapixel camera on the rear, without the laser autofocus or the clever color sensor. The leaked picture shows only an LED flash next to the lens, which is fitted above a set of rear-mounted controls. The front camera may have 5-megapixels.
The screen is tipped to measure 5-inches, the same as the G3 Beat and half an inch smaller than the G4, with a 720p resolution. This is considerably lower than the G4’s 2560 x 1440 pixel count. However, there’s no information whether it’ll feature any of LG’s clever IPS Quantum technology to improve its looks. A Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor is expected to provide the power.
Other possible features include 4G LTE, NFC, Android Lollipop, plus 8GB of internal storage space and a 2540mAh battery. It’s not known if the G4c will also have the G4’s ability to increase the storage using a MicroSD card, and swap out the battery. The design, at least from the leaked picture, appears to be very similar to the G4 and the recently launched LG Magna, with a slight curve to the body, and the same metallic-look great panel. We’ll have to wait and see if LG decides to make leather rear covers for the G4c.
It may not be long until LG officially reveals the G4c. It’s rumored the phone will be announced at the beginning of June, and cost around 280 euros, or $310.