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LG’s 'premium' G4 Pro phablet to come with 5.8" QHD display and dual camera setup

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LG’s 'premium' G4 Pro phablet to come with 5.8
Back in the spring, LG Electronics' head of Mobile Communications revealed during a quarterly results presentation that LG will be releasing a "super-premium" handset in the second half of the year, dubbed tentatively G4 Pro. There hasn't been much info exactly what would that word entail, and LG later went back on the "premium" wording, saying that its chief never uttered those words, but there will indeed be a "hero" device from LG in the fall, and, if Korean media is to be believed, it will be still quite intriguing, "premium" build or not.

The LG director most recently mentioned that this will be a high-end handset, slated for Q4 release. Today's Korean publications are finally tipping the eventual specs, which include a 5.8" IPS-LCD display, 4 GB of DDR4 RAM, and... surprise, surprise... a dual camera setup, claiming that the shooter will be its main differentiating point, when compared to the Note5 and other premium phablets it will be up against. As for the chipset, the rumored Snapdragon 820 is unlikely, says the source, which would probably leave us with Snapdragon 810 still - hopefully the thermal management and throttling issues that were shown with the LG G Flex 2 will have been overcome by then.

source: INews24 via G4Games

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posted on 28 Aug 2015, 03:12 6

1. Cela911 (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


LG Just put in a big battery please!!! so we can get some decent battery life, and optimise your software.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 16:55 1

20. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


removable big battery with optimized software and hardware will beat the hell out of other competitors. It will be great if dual cameras will merge the photo into one like HDR in real time. Why not the camera app include different manual exposure, light and other settings for each camera seperately and then the final shot taken from both cams be merged into one as a real time HDR? It will provide better detail, quality and depth in photos. Plz no dual camera just for the sake of silly bokeh effect.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 03:47

2. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Premium? Just make it thin and metal. Stop being stubborn thats just what people want right now.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 05:07 6

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


Razor blades? No thank you! Go buy some at the store if you want to cut yourself.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 05:13

6. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


No razor thin just 7-8mm is ideally thin. 9mm-10mm is too thick with with case its the same thickness as feature phone from 5 years ago. I dont see any sub 8 mm phone from lg yet..

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 13:26 4

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


Thank god for LG not following such a stupid trend.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 15:33 1

18. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


I hope LG will not follow this stupid trend. G4 Pro with big removable battery and sd card will be a great success. But I have a doubt about sd808 and sd810, ppl afraid of these two firedragons, including me. Firedragon can fail G4 Pro like it failed G4.
Why not LG negotiate with Huawei to give them kirin 950 for G4 Pro? or with samsung for 7422?

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 07:34 4

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


do you really want SD 810 in a thin and metal body

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 08:52 1

10. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


make it thin? no, please stop this thinness craz. 8-9mm is pretty ok. Just put big battery plz. We want good battery life

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 10:42

13. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Premium smartphone mean sleek body and aesthetic first.. without compromises in performance or battery life. Thats a show of design enginering prowes of phone manufactures. Sony z3+ with sleeker body and sd 810 still have better battery life than lg g4...8mm is not thin anymore..above thats just too thick for 2015 standard.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 13:28 2

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


You always comprise battery if you make it thin. Why on earth do you need a phone to be 7mm thin? Makes no sense...

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 15:24 1

16. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


Absolutely!why on earth do you need a phone to be 7mm thin?
big battery with good optimization is more important, and where it is written that phone cannot be designed beautiful with big battery?

posted on 19 Sep 2015, 16:27

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


No it is NOT !... I hate metal phones ....especially aluminium ,hate it !

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 03:54 2

3. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


810? Ill stick with my G4 and S6.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 04:01 3

4. carlemillward (unregistered)


I wonder why companies are taking so long to release their phablets, HTC One Max 2, LG G3 Pro, Sony Z3 Ultra. None of these came out yet. Instead they skipping iterations.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 07:37 2

8. Shocky (unregistered)


If they're using SN810 it won't sell.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 08:31 2

9. bikrame (Posts: 27; Member since: 13 Aug 2015)


I am skipping it , if it comes with 810. Too hot. Can't handle it.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 09:48 2

11. summerofsam (Posts: 60; Member since: 19 Jun 2015)


Heatdragon, and a display that just can't touch a Samsung Super Amoled!
Oh and speakers will probably be on the back again.
It will probably be plastic as well.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 10:01 2

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


I just want a new phone to come out without quad hd its like thought,it was great at first then realized it destroys my battery

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 15:27

17. Trex95 (Posts: 900; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


LG please no SD card slot and no removable battery XD.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 16:53 1

19. alouden (unregistered)


Here is my concerns: according to the story the shooter will be the distinguishing feature. Sorry to say, but between the G4, Iphone and galaxy s6/note5, I don't see cameras getting so much better. I just think LG focuses on the wrong feature here. The G4 has an excellent camera already. Folks complain about the build. Every review starts with the 'less than premium build...' Work on that. Move away from plastic, since It seems to be a feature Samsung and Apple use to their advantage. The bigger screen size is not going to help. A fingerprint scanner is also a must (just so they are not at a disadvantage).

Additionally, I can't fault them for the processor choice they made with the G4 earlier in the year (they had little choice and the G4 was for me a great phone), but if they use the 810 and the issues remain or there is throttling, then this is on them.

As for the SD card/removable battery, both Apple and Samsung have proved that consumers in general don't really care about that.

posted on 28 Aug 2015, 17:01 2

21. rowlin (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Definitely need a better screen to compete with Note, also a USB-C port. Thin usually means worse battery life, I think the way the have a curved back, thicker in the middle and thinner on the edges works great.

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 00:32 2

22. Exige85 (Posts: 143; Member since: 12 Aug 2015)


This should be good. The Note 5 was a disappointment. Right now, this LG g4 than the Note 4 Ex have what I need #ADieingBreed, have some good money saved up lol. I hope this delivers (I know it will).

posted on 29 Aug 2015, 18:18 1

23. Michael.Parker (Posts: 273; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)


Removable battery is a big deal for me but if it has internal battery and is big enough and easy to replace I might deal with it since it looks like I really have no other options.

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