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Korean analyst: the LG G4 might not sell better than the G3

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Korean analyst: the LG G4 might not sell better than the G3
On April 28, in less than two weeks' time, LG will finally announce the G4, its next-generation flagship smartphone. The South Korean company already allowed us to see what the G4 looks like, while also revealing some of the handset's features. But there are still important questions to be answered, including when and for how much the new smartphone will be available.

Before all questions are answered, here's what a Korean analyst from Seoul-based IBK Investment & Securities has to say about the G4. According to The Korea Herald, the analyst believes that the new LG flagship is "an impressive product", and yet sales might not surpass those of the LG G3 (about 10 million units). That's because, the analyst says, following the release of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, which are already wildly successful, "market conditions will not be favorable."

Another analyst thinks that the use of a Snapdragon 808 processor instead of a Snapdragon 810 inside the G4 could also be an uninspired move from LG. However, we must note that LG didn't confirm that the handset would be powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor.

What LG did confirm is that its new flagship smartphone will feature a 16 MP rear camera with a wide f/1.8 aperture, an 8 MP front-facing camera, Android Lollipop with a new UX, and a 5.5-inch Quad HD display. The G4 will have multiple variants, including some with leather back covers, and others with plastic backs.

An LG G4 Stylus might also be announced in the near future, but it's not clear if LG intends to do this on April 28. Whatever happens on that day, we'll be here to tell you all about it.


source: The Korea Herald

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posted on 17 Apr 2015, 20:18 12

1. gaming64 (unregistered)


The analyst must've been paid by Samsung.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 20:30 10

3. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


You must high...with the success Samsung is seeing with s6 I really G4 will sell more... But sale =/ best...

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 01:35 12

27. BLSEOTB (Posts: 329; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


R.I.P English

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 08:47 2

50. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Sorry for mistakes... I didn't read it before posting... While I am not perfect in English I know better than that

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 13:07

61. neela_akaash (Posts: 1093; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Samsung and apple will lead in the top end segment while Xiaomi will cover most of the midrange and budget segment of smartphones... rest will face some really tough competition........

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 12:42 1

58. KyleRiemen (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


R.I.P.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 20:46 5

6. verbalize (Posts: 114; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I loved my LG 3. I'm so excited for the LG 4. It's going to be a beast!

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 23:24 15

22. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


The display of G3 is horrible. It is surely one of the worst QHD in all QHD phones(oppo find 7 is one step behind). Only plus point was small foot prints of the device. I am not expecting much improvement from G4.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 00:14 1

24. Furbal (Posts: 884; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


The g3 screen is fine once you turn off sharpening.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 02:36 2

30. sobit81 (Posts: 32; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


How you turn off sharpening?

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 00:27 5

25. datguyglad (Posts: 98; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Agreed, I had the g3 also and the display is horrible, so is the battery life and it got super hot when used for a long period of time.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 17:17

64. lmk10 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


The lg g3 is an Awesome phone.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 05:00

39. Simona (unregistered)


very laggy phone

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 13:07

59. JadeMoon (Posts: 76; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


I love my LG G3 but if they go 808 instead of 810 I may be switching to Samsung.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 14:28

63. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


They aren't using the 810 ether.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 20:02

67. JadeMoon (Posts: 76; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


At least Samsung is an 8-core - not some stupid 6-core. I don't care if its Qualcomm or Exynos.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 22:48 2

15. waddup121 (unregistered)


The sad thing is this might be true...the competition is too damn tight. As long as it sells even a little more than the G3 I'd be happy.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 23:01 5

16. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I love how whenever something critical is reported here, people who disagree play the "X must've been paid by Y" card.

Conspiracy theories are always fun!

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 23:19 2

19. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


fanboys everywhere.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 13:07

60. JunitoNH (Posts: 1585; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


No, what I love is, people here act as if they are an ambassador, spoke-person, or even on the OEM payroll. When in reality all they want you/us do is buy their product and shut our traps. Unless you are a stock holder, there is no reason to stab or insult someone over a phone. Summer almost here, go out and get some fresh air, it would be good for us all.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 02:34 1

29. drunkenjay (Posts: 856; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


why does it matter to you what the analysts says? if you like the phone, buy it.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 04:18

37. fonelover (Posts: 188; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


G4 is leaving the competition with S6 and M9. They are looking for 2nd tier players. G4 is leaving some rooms for Flex2 and G4 Note.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 20:24 2

2. Af1rPA (Posts: 652; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


I know I'll be getting one. I think the only way I'll not get one is if the camera turns out to be pooh ala M9.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 20:34 4

4. Emmanuelz (Posts: 138; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Of course it wont sell. The average consumer only go for popular brands like samsung and apple, they have no idea about the lg series

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 05:40

42. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


You don't know because you don't want not because LG is bad

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 07:01 1

43. Emmanuelz (Posts: 138; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Lg should only make TVs thats it.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 20:35 5

5. alouden (unregistered)


Even if the G4 were being powered by the Exynos 7420 SoC, with the GS6/GS6 Edge (and Iphone 6 and 6 plus) selling so well, there really isn't much room for other players this year. So this doesn't seem so surprising. Still, if it's a decent improvement over the G3 (screen, battery, less lag and better camera), I would consider it.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 05:39

41. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


LOL
What about the crappy battery for both?

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 08:31

45. j2001m (Posts: 2755; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


If you mean for the s6 and the s6 edge, both was linked to the Samsung service update the other day it also removed how the phone some times gets hot
I.e. It now as better battery than before, I be thinking the G4 will not have good battery life due the sd CPU as they all crap

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 09:54

51. alouden (unregistered)


Do you mean the poor battery life for the Iphone 6 and GS6? I might agree with you (I don't own either phone). But based on sales, crappy battery life does not seem to be hindering sales figures for those phones. I think for most people, if they can get through the business day with moderate use, they are fine. Most people expect to recharge their phones daily.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 20:47 1

7. jessyi (Posts: 321; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


It will do better than the G3..im ready to upgrade from my m7.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 20:52 10

8. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Boy, it is so relaxing to be an analyst right? Just speak some bullshit and call it for a day. YEEEEAAAH.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 22:39 1

14. Lauticol (Posts: 312; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


I'm actually considering it as a job! What do you have to study to talk BS all day?

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 03:25 1

33. wargreymon (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


These comments.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 05:02

40. Simona (unregistered)


:DDDD

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 21:29 7

9. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Just as I predicted before - All manufacturers except Samsung will get lower sales this year.

No one will be able to top the Galaxy S6 Edge's design for at least 4-5 years. Not only do you need to engineer your own curved display process, you need to engineer your own flexible OLED technology, and that's not going to be easy if you don't even have an OLED division. It took Samsung years for them to get a working flexible OLED.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 23:17 4

18. QWERTYslider (unregistered)


LMFAO Curved displays are a worthless gimmick.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 04:14 1

36. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Yes, so worthless it captured 15 million sales of the total 30 million sales from the S6.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 10:51

54. QWERTYslider (unregistered)


Not all S6's have curved edges, stupid, So, NO, they did not sell 30 mil. And, YES, curved edges ARE a worthless gimmick. Look at Apple's sales to see high sales do NOT mean a good product. It just means there are many stupid people in the world. The S6 with BOTH a removable battery and SD would have been a great phone, even though the S6 is still a fragile piece of glass that shatters. when dropped.
Bring on a G4 and S6 Active.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 10:58

56. QWERTYslider (unregistered)


I'm the stupid one for not reading the entire post before responding.
PA needs to remove or extend the time for post editing.
Regardless, where is the proof they even sold 15M S6 Edges ??

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 13:27

62. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


The S6 and S6 Edge received 20 million pre-orders and an additional 10 million orders after 4/10/15.

Of those 30 million sales, half (15 million) are the S6 Edge.

Just face it. The S6 Edge sets a new design standard in the smartphone industry.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 23:20 1

20. gaming64 (unregistered)


Dream on, fandroid!

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 02:04

28. Wrightdj21 (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Lol when I was at the store the sales rep told me hands down the s6edge is all about the look it does nothing different then the s6 and is 100$ more Ya screw that

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 03:29 1

34. wargreymon (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


LG already showed a dual edge phone at CES behind locked doors. But they most likely think it's too gimmicky to produce. Depending I how extremely well the Edge actually sells, they could out al their own Edge if they wanted.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 08:35

47. j2001m (Posts: 2755; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Ha hahahahahahaha, have you got any idea what Samsung shows off behind closed doors???
Lg shoes a phone in a box that you was not able to use at all, it had a very low res screen, it also does not mean they able to do this to any numbers, they got problems just making the screens for the Apple watch

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 21:46

10. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


Personally, I'd be OK with that. It means it might be possible to find one cheap by the holidays

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 21:48

11. wtmana (Posts: 31; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


I love my g2, for me g2 is the best lg phone ever. I use g3 for 2 month and I returned, because battery life.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 04:00

35. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


I couldn't agree more.
G2 is best phone LG ever made. 5,2'' in such small body is amazing.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 22:31 1

12. a.ahmadi97 (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Mar 2015)


LG sold good last year coz Samsung had galaxy s5 that had almost no chance but now everything's changed. S6 has a nice body and quality while LG hasn't used metal yet. Also many other things are chanhe'd since last year

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 08:40

49. j2001m (Posts: 2755; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


You only got to look at last year where all reviews was saying go with htc m8 and so on and looks what happen this year, it's not looking good for any other oem this year, it's all Apple and Samsung and all other oem wI'll go I tot he red it's not even going to be easy for China to copy this time as unlike with the s5 where they can easy make a better looking phone and put in the same tech if not better, this year they can offer nothing even close to the tech used in the s6 and they can not offer a better looking phone, the edge is even better looking then the iPhone 6

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 22:36 2

13. roobs (Posts: 92; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


I really hope that the G4 will surprise us. The competition has become really tight!

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 23:02 1

17. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


G3 was not that great except the screen to body ration. Camera was just good in day light,display was horrible(poor viewing angles,washed out colors) . so g4 will be an incremental update over g3 as g3 was over g2. It won't be ground breaking by any means. And hope hey fix the cartoonist ui which use to stutter on g3.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 23:22 1

21. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


i think they have fixed the performance issues on the Lollipop update.
my G2 is flying with stock Lollipop, it's even faster-smoother than the Note 4, lol.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 23:47 1

23. jessyi (Posts: 321; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Samsung i shipping the s6 not selling them to useres..but the g3 sold almost 10 million but shipped more than 10 million. The G4 will do better since it will have much better screen, longer lasting battery, best camera, micro sd card, genuine leather back, new UI. Thats why LG is testing 4000 G4 because they know the UI doent lag., bettery disign than the g3.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 01:06 4

26. amcasper (unregistered)


Maybe if they moved the freaking buttons too where they are supposed to be they'd sell more.

Also an improved screen and battery life.

(My opinion)

Note 4 , for the win!

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 03:07

32. PANIC (Posts: 125; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Totally agree on the buttons

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 08:36

48. monochrome83 (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Mar 2015)


Then you obviously don't own one, you get used to the buttons... So much so that you start hitting the camera to unlock on any Samsung...

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 03:05 1

31. SamsungEU (Posts: 147; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


i bet 100% LG will come with some sort of theme for the UI like Samsung has

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 04:59 1

38. Simona (unregistered)


They need to redesign their flagship phone

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 08:12 1

44. reggiexp (Posts: 22; Member since: 03 Sep 2014)


i beleive them
g4 is no update
it the same model, it only got bigger :((
its a g3 but bigger and longer. and a new cpu thats all..
im disaponted
lg g3 is a great phone but g2 is better in battery and s**t.

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