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LG G4 leaks: Snapdragon 810 under the hood, 16MP wide camera on back

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LG G4 leaks: Snapdragon 810 under the hood, 16MP wide camera on back
LG has struck paydirt with its flagship smartphones. The LG G2 and LG G3 have both been well received and the latter was included in our list of the three best smartphones for last year. But that was 2014. The question is, what will LG be bringing to the table with the LG G4 for 2015? According to a story out of Greece, LG's flagship Android phone will be carrying some big guns.

According to a source, the Snapdragon 810 will be driving the LG G4. As we recently noted, overheating issues with the chip are leading smartphone manufacturers to consider other options. Samsung is reportedly going to stuff up to 90% of its initial production of the Samsung Galaxy S6 with its own Exynos chipset. LG does have its NUCLUN octa-core processor, but it apparently is not up to snuff. As a result, Qualcomm's chip is still expected inside the LG G4.

Besides carrying 3GB of RAM, a dump of Android 5.0 has brought forth evidence of  5312 × 2988 resolution pictures that will be available from the LG G4. That leads to speculation that the device will feature a 16MP wide rear camera, which would be a nice bump from the 13MP rear camera on the LG G3.

We could see the LG G4 unwrapped in March at MWC in Barcelona.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Techmaniacs (translated)

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posted on 15 Jan 2015, 13:01 11

1. kalloud (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Can't wait for MWC: Xperia Z4, galaxy S6, HTC M9, LG G4.
Probably not all in MWC after all..

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 13:03

2. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 426; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)

G4 may not be shown up there, unless G Pro series are marged with G (without Pro) series.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 13:46 2

7. Dread (Posts: 18; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)

G Pro series is no longer exist (rumor)
Based on PA article while ago

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 16:04

22. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

For your information LG already announced they stopped making G Pro 3 in favored of G4,

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 23:45

33. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)

G Pro will no longer supported by LG, so its gone already. They are now concentrating on The G series flagship instead.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 13:09 1

5. android_hitman (unregistered)

also Z4 will miss MWC :(

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 14:45

15. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

Meh. I really doubt the new flagships can surprise me. I'm more interested in Project Ara.

posted on 17 Jan 2015, 11:38

39. AndrewSF (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)

My wish list:

1) Longer battery life (I don't care if it's HD, UHD, QHD, 4K, etc)
2) Qi wireless charging out of the box
3) 3 GB RAM + 64GB built-in storage (always faster than adding an SD card)
4) thinner bezels top and bottom, and almost zero bezel on the sides
5) Sharp, reliable, fast camera with loads of features

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 13:04

3. Skizzo (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)

Cannot wait to see what they bring to the table.
Since LG has always waited to release their flagships later in the year compared to Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc, the probability of the 810 being inside without supply or overheat issues is very promising.
The later release date may just give LG the edge this year.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 13:08 1

4. tango_charlie (Posts: 250; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

It seems that the 64bit SoCs are the only selling point of 2015 major flagship phones. No real progress in terms of battery, imaging, ram, rom....

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 13:17 1

6. faizan-sharif (Posts: 97; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)

yes it seems to be, but hey wait for what they bring until MWC

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 14:04 2

10. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)

Well RAM went from LDDR3 to LDDR4. So I'd say that's good progress.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 14:41 1

14. LifeSucks (Posts: 54; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)

Well, companies do have some things to work on:

1. Thinner top and bottom bezels.
2. More stockish UI like Motorola.
3. Front-facing loudspeaker (idc about stereo).
4. Thinner side bezels.
5. Non-Quad HD and IP certified variants of flagships.
6. Xenon flash.
7. Cheaper flagships.

Don't really "need" better SoCs or more RAM "in my opinion".

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 15:18 1

18. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 548; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

Stockish UI like what Motorola uses is ok, but bland and lacking features. Pop-out resizable windows for multitasking, customizable settings in the Notifications area, dual-window, faster access to connecting to other devices for sharing and screen sharing, etc can all be achieved within a UI that keeps things easy, simple, and responsive. LG proved that you can have features while still being responsive and fluid. I applaud Motorola, especially with the Droid Turbo, in keeping things extremely responsive, but I immediately missed the UI features that LG and Samsung offer.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 13:46 10

8. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)

LG getting better and better.
Love their designs better than Samsung.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 13:57 2

9. TAMARETTE (Posts: 182; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)

I agree. I'm a Samsung fan but the G3 and the Flex 2 are gorgeous, and as plastic as they get. I'll probably end up with a Note 4 unless the S6 actually DOES offer a 5.5 inch display. Unfortunately, the LG displays are considered inferior to Samsung AMOLED. I have only seen the G2 display and it's definitely not as nice as a Samsung display.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 14:06 3

11. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

The G3 display is extremely yellow tinted. The colors look washed out. The phone is still very good but the tech wasn't ready when they built it.
Another example of that is the stutter in the OS and overheating when recording 4K video.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 14:57

16. TAMARETTE (Posts: 182; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)

THANKS! for the info. That's too bad because I love the look of the new LG phones; the LG G3 is so pretty. I do think LG get a pass that Samsung does not. LG phones are very plastic but they do attempt to MAKE the phones look metallic. That being said Samsung are making huge inroads with their metal bezels and the special Leather back for the Alpha was stunning.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 16:06

23. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

mine does not have yellow tint.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 14:12 1

12. jcass5467 (unregistered)

Only 3 gigs of ram that's kind of disappointing my g3 has 3 and it seems like most phones coming out this year are going to try for 4

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 14:15 1

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

display of g3 is very dull and doesnt look like a QHD display. Infact it feels like a step down from FHD

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 15:21

19. Rigbaby (Posts: 85; Member since: 06 Nov 2014)

I noticed that too. I have a g2 and my friend has the g3 his screen is considerably more "dull" looking but that's probably due to my screen being overly saturated on some colours and his being more natural(dull). Reason why some people prefer "slightly overly" saturated

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 15:53 2

20. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

There's always a downside to "bleeding-edge." LG wanted to be first on the block with QHD (for whatever reason... the specs race.) First doesn't mean best though, as the Note 4 blows it away in both vibrance and colour accuracy. Hopefully the next iteration corrects this.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 15:08

17. amasog (Posts: 346; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)

4gb ram? where do you need that?

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 16:09

24. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

there are two version of g4 the one with 3gb RAM and other one with 4GB RAM. just like G3 there were two versions too

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 15:55 1

21. shinywindow (unregistered)

krapple sucks. LG rules. thank you.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 16:18

25. wargreymon (Posts: 712; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

If G4 has anything but a 4GB ram module I'm going to be very surprised. It would literally mean they are giving up on winning the spec race, and if so they would need to excel heavily in some other area.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 16:53

26. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2054; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

another winning device for this year,and thats lg G4, it all started with G2 to G3 now this one is a real bad a$$.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 17:06

27. shamatuu (Posts: 159; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

ehhh they might change it due to the overheat issue on the 810 though Qualcomm might fix it by the time MCW comes around. I'm pretty sure its going to take like 2-3 months to fix it completely but that's just a guess.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 17:37

28. painnpanic (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

the one thing I want from to hear is water resistant or better yet water proof.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 17:47

29. Phonedingo (Posts: 392; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)

My Dream Scenario For the g4:

5'3 inch +600 nits display in a body size similar to the Moto X.
32/64/128 gigs of expandable storage
3,300 or so in battery capacity. (removable preferably).
16 mp camera with a larger image sensor than say the z3 with a faster than F.2 lens. (maybe some more premium glass like Schneider or some other recognizable manufacturer?)
Dual Rear Firing Speakers sort of like the ones on the Find 7.
Snapdragon 810 with 4 GB of ram.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 18:48

30. rnagic (Posts: 155; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)

Please 5.3" screen with the sexy LG bezels.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 22:24

31. dimas (Posts: 2124; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

QHD again? Another battery drainer from LG.

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 02:54 2

34. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)

My lg g3 lasted longer than the note 4 so.... In reality LG are the ones who dominate battery in my opinion. Battery will never be good when you sit on it gaming for 5hours n s**t. My phone lasts 2 days easy. The g2 was even longer so nah son get your facts straight

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 23:24 1

32. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)

Heh I imagine LG will hit it out of the park again. The underdog that was never an underdog. The G2 was fantastic and the g3 was phenomenal. Especially at the price on and off contract. Go get that title LG you deserve it.

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 05:26

35. Moose (Posts: 248; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)

I love my LG G3. Will consider the G4 when it comes out but it must have the same size screen -- 5.5 inches or a bit larger. Anything smaller and I'm not interested. Once you get to like a larger phone, it's hard to go back to a mini-screen. Also, no stylus please, only a minority want these and they are best served by specialist phones like the Note 3 or 4. A stylus has no place in a flagship phone.

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 12:06

36. PhoneCritic (Posts: 691; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

LG really step up its game last year as it came out swing. HTC has done the same more or less ( exception of the Ultra pixel gimmick). This put a fire under Samsung and now it looks like they will come out swing with the release of the S6. Lets wait and see. One thing for certain it will be very interesting Mobile congress show. My hope for all the manufactures is that the continue to push each other by listening to their customer base and not get comfortable and lazy.

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 15:58

37. Rigbaby (Posts: 85; Member since: 06 Nov 2014)

Hey everyone I'm coming from a G2 with 2 gigs RAM and due to the phones available in my area I can soon get either the G3 or Flex 2 (2gig RAM) the flex 2 is better in every way, but RAM, and I can't get the other version...haven't noticed any RAM issues on the G2 but not sure whether 3gigs actually makes a difference... Opinions anyone? Sorry this was kinda out of topic but didn't know where else to post this :D

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 18:04

38. bnick25 (Posts: 38; Member since: 05 May 2013)

I would wait a month after the flex 2 comes out to see if there are heating issues with the 810 processor but camera wise flex 2 is way better and im pretty sure duration of battery will be better to because only 1080 p screen but the thing is flex 2 will be out probably around end of February and g4 probably 2 1\2 month later so waiting would be best for g4

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 01:20

40. Rigbaby (Posts: 85; Member since: 06 Nov 2014)

Yeah was thinking about that, g4 pricing may be an issue but if not then I agree it would be best to wait

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 13:24

41. nottolate (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Jun 2014)

My G2 running G3 ROM is still pretty beasty. The thing is loaded. It's the reason I skipped the G3. G4 better be good.

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