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LG to release a 'super premium phone' this year, tips CEO, is that you G4 Pro?

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LG to release a 'super premium phone' this year, tips CEO, is that you G4 Pro?
Just like HTC, LG already tipped that it is not done for the year, and will be introducing a gamechanging hero device in the second half of the year, not to get outdone by Samsung, Apple, or the assorted Chinese warriors.

So far, all rumors point towards this flagship's flagship being the LG G4 Pro, with a 6" Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM, 20 MP camera, and all other bells, whistles and accoutrements stuffed in a thin metal body.

Sounds too good to be true? Well, think twice, as the President of LG Electronics Cho Jun-ho himself tipped during the quarterly LG results press conference that the company will have a "super premium phone" for H2 release. LG, he said, is planning to double down on its traditional strengths, like smartphones and high-end TVs, in order to get out of the share price slump it is currently in, instead of jumping into unexplored territories. 

The G4 Pro, or whatever this "super premium" handset gets named, will apparently be a niche market device for premium users, and LG is currently mulling how to time its release date around the Note 5 and iPhone 6s Plus unveiling. Besides this premium phone with larger screen, the company will also be betting on various modifications of the G4, claims the source, perhaps something in the realm of the rumores G4 Note that is supposed to sport a 5.8" display, Snapdragon 808 chipset and, wait for it... a stylus. Enough said.

source: ETNews

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posted on 23 Jul 2015, 08:49 2

1. HighOnAndroidFTW (Posts: 185; Member since: 26 Apr 2015)


Can't wait, live to see companies like LG and Samsung that push the envelope. So the trickle down helps all us consumers

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 10:25 3

13. j2001m (Posts: 2758; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


It's not going to have an 820, only if it's out like dec -March window, I.e. The 820 will not be coming out in October or November

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 11:20

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


coming little late is better than coming with 808 again... PLZ no more cheap aluminium at the name of premiumness... cheap aluminium is for cheap ppl who think it is premium... cant they see ugly dents and scratches?

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 08:50 6

2. hafini_27 (Posts: 855; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


LG G4 is a really decent phone. Wonder why it is not so successful?

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 08:53

3. Busyboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


I'm also wondering how the phones value depreciated so quickly. I can pick up a sealed G4 on Kijiji for 480$, and considering it came out a few months back, that's crazy.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 10:28 1

14. j2001m (Posts: 2758; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Because it looks cheap and as cheap parts I, it, yes why it as your sd card reader, it as cheap none flagship parts like ddr3 ram phone
I.e. The A8 is very close to this phone in spec and looks way better

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 22:08

24. ninja_master (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Let me correct you "the a8 is very close to this phone in price and looks worse"

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 22:29

25. Seattletech (Posts: 54; Member since: 14 May 2014)


The a8 is the best looking phone out for any price. The g4 is plain ugly clunky and a leather back doesnt save it. This is coming from a g2 g3 note 4 s6 edge owner

posted on 19 Sep 2015, 16:30

31. price777999 (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Sep 2015)


I think the g4 is the best looking phone available .

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 09:04 4

5. Ordinary (Posts: 2142; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


People are stupid and will rather buy overpriced products simple as that

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 09:40 1

11. TBomb (Posts: 666; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


It's all about the name, not the actual thing.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 16:26

22. 2faraway (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


LOL, right on the dot brother, you just make every-one shut up. LOL owned the so called The big thing S4, when G2 came out I wasn't sure about it, went try one of those displays and guess what didn't spend a week 'till got the device so:!

""""It's all about the name, not the actual thing"""

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 13:28 2

20. TerryTerius (Posts: 1448; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


They sold 10 million G3 units. Their performance this year is significantly below that. You can't blame all of that on so called stupidity.

This is a crazy idea apparently, but maybe people just liked they offerings of other companies more. And then there's aesthetics to consider, and maybe some people simply didn't fancy the looks of the G4.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 22:38

26. Seattletech (Posts: 54; Member since: 14 May 2014)


LG lost their design direction with getting to confident with the G3. The G4 is bulkier.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 09:36 1

10. Ruturaj (Posts: 1172; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Good but not best. G2 was better than S4 and one m7, G3 has first QHD display, G4 has nothing special to S6 and other devices.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 10:31 2

16. j2001m (Posts: 2758; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


100% it as nothing better, it's just got some thing that some in this site need, but there better off just buying a cheap China phone if they need that setup

The s6 edge is the fastest best looking phone going today, for the 1st time I can say that over the iphone
And the same will be the case for the note 5 over the iPhone 6s plus

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 19:21

23. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 447; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


It looks premium, but battery is not.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 22:52

27. Andrewtst (Posts: 597; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Simply due to S808.

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 07:36

33. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


I think the appearance of LG G4 is holding sales down compared to the Metal Phones.

I hope the Stainless Series continue removable batteries and SD Card- like Samsung Alpha and Note 4 were -practical for Power Users and less glass to worry about .

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 08:57

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


Every time I see a 6" phone rumor I wonder why OEMs don't manufacture Ultra-wide (21:9) HD dimensions. It seems like a 21:9 HD screen would be more ergonomic in the hand. I don't care if the phone is longer top-to-bottom, but i need to be able to hold the phone comfortably.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 09:17 1

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


I imagine it would be a pain in the ass to use.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 09:15 3

6. manojmcn (Posts: 389; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


HTC & LG are doing big risk. They screwed up their flagship line badly. Now if they try a new flagship series and may get again trumped by the S6 edge+, Note 5 & A8(may be). Customers may lose faith in their flagships. In spite of the bad response S5 faced, Samsung managed to keep their flagship series of S & Note intact by releasing better product in the same series. A new flagship level phone from HTC & LG will kill the remaining prospects(what ever left) of HTC One M9 & LG G4 repectively and will be declared super flops.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 09:23 1

8. jessyi (Posts: 324; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Seem fantastic..wow im eager for this phone.i currently own a LG G3 wanted to upgrade to the g4 but i think ill wait a little longer for this beast..realy would wish they made the overall bezels just as the g3 or smaller..thats the only thing which is keeping me back from purchasing the G4(it grew in size)..but overall the G4 is the best phone so far for this year. Innovation only comes form southkorea!!

posted on 24 Jul 2015, 06:04

30. chenski (Posts: 331; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


G3 user here waiting for g5, if it does not live up to expectations I'm looking at switching companies

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 09:28

9. Djz89 (Posts: 261; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


include premium battery aswell and you have a very good phone.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 10:08

12. LeFritz (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Dang, I wished they would stick to 5.5 inches than 6..

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 10:28 1

15. natypes (Posts: 1044; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Why does it seem oem's are not plugged into the community very much. I'm going to start a phone company. We'll have 4 phones. Same internals on all 4 basically. Two will have 5" screens and two 6" phablets. There will be a vanilla version of both that will feature stock Android with unlocked bootloaders, sd slot and removable battery and then there will be the other version for the masses that's pretty, built with popular materials with no sd slot or removable battery. Hardware on both will be top of the line. All at OP prices.

And we'll take over the world. Well, the developed world at least. In time we'll make devices that are mid-range, but we will not get convoluted or pigeon hole ourselves.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 11:07 2

17. Bm888 (Posts: 390; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


G4 ergonomics and features plus Sd 820 ,digitized stylus , 6 inch display, fingerprint scanner ..and it would be a beast

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 13:05

19. jessyi (Posts: 324; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


5.8" the most please..5.6 inches would be perfect.

posted on 23 Jul 2015, 14:06 1

21. natypes (Posts: 1044; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Said no girl ever

posted on 24 Jul 2015, 01:48 1

28. masterchina (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


I hope this true, had my g4 for about a month now and i gotta say other than the camera and the way it looks and feels in the hand, it kinda sucks. Had some high hopes.

posted on 24 Jul 2015, 05:48

29. DONUT (Posts: 401; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


they kinda confirmed that this "super premium phone" would be released even before the G4 was announced. the G4 is probably suffering from the Osbrone effect due to them delivering the news of this device a little too early. LG essentially shot themselves in the foot

posted on 03 Oct 2015, 07:30

32. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


The Stainless Steel Frame with plastic back/removable battery sounds promising to me- just like Samsung Alpha and Note 4-
Device is more rigid- less likely to break from "flex" in your pocket ,looks better , and you get SD Card and removable battery.
AND LG Stainless G4 Premium has HUGE Screen - I would love to see a G4, G5 Stainless also in a 5.0" screen full featured "compact".

LG with great Cameras Removable Batteries AND SD Cards can have advantages over both Apple and Samsung.

Samsung and Apple have tiny batteries non removable -
And 4K Video with no real place to store it- "Cloud" is slow, NOT Secure, uses Data.

LG can increase their Market Share somewhat by catering to Power Users on top Devices.
Suggest 2 Flagships one large one small.

Let's see a G5 Stainless and G5
Compact Stainless with Qualcomm 820 and removable batteries in 2016 both with 4 Gigs RAM and SD Card- I will take a G5 Compact Stainless at $700 to 750 IF no larger than S6.
Thicker is OK just no larger.
Two Flagships- Same Specs.

And LG Removable Battery/ SD Card / Metal Frame / Plastic or Graphite Back WILL get you a larger Market Share than you have now.

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