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Possible LG G4 variant LG-H818 appears again; flagship could launch with Android 5.1 installed

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LG-H818, believed to be an LG G4 variant, is spotted running Android 5.1

LG-H818, believed to be an LG G4 variant, is spotted running Android 5.1


On the last day of February, we showed you a User Agent profile that revealed the model number LG-H818. With a 1440 x 2560 resolution screen, the model is supposedly the LG G4 for the Asian market. The model number showed up again today on the html5test website. The phone on the benchmark site came with Android 5.1 on board, version LMY29F. That happens to be the same build spotted on Android One powered handsets running Android 5.1.

Android 5.1 is expected to offer better RAM management, a more stable system, protection against sudden app closures and improved battery life. The build should also repair some problems with the "Okay Google" function, issues with notifications, and problems with sound.

While the LG G4 missed MWC, which allowed rivals like the HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge to grab the early limelight, the most recent word is that the LG G4 will be unveiled next month. One Korean magazine said that it was tipped that LG skipped MWC just in case Samsung received all of the press. However, an LG executive had earlier explained that the LG G3 was unveiled in May last year leaving it in no rush to unwrap the phone this March. The executive added that this gives LG more time to perfect its new flagship. And if what we are seeing here is legit, the LG G4 will launch with Android 5.1 pre-installed.

source: MyLGPhones

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posted on 07 Mar 2015, 01:40 1

1. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


LG should incorporate a 3500mAh battery and the OLED Display found in the Flex 2 in the G4. Also it would be interesting to see what SoC they add in it.. will it be their own Octa Core Chip with PowerVR 6 Series Rouge Graphics or the so called Overheating Snapdragon 810...

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 03:17 4

5. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


For me, I want
- 5.5" QHD OLED display with Gorilla Glass 4
- 3300mAh (as 3500mAh is unlikely)
- 16MP Camera + OIS
- Fingerprint scanner built-in the power button on the back
As for processor, I don't really care so much since 810 is also a great deal. But LG might use its own NUCLUN processor.

If all of that turn out to be true, I'm going to get it for sure.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 08:28

8. boostedDroid (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I want everything you listed PLUS the 7420 cpu! And UFS 2.0.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 03:44 2

6. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


Their own SoC is only for midrange since it uses outdated A15/A7 designs and the screen on Flex 2 is low quality thanks to the flexibility

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 01:48

2. vincelongman (Posts: 4111; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Rumor has it 5.1 is coming next week!

Also it seems like 5.1 might actually be a bigger change than first thought
There are APKs specifically for 5.1 (so far Messenger & Contacts)
So new API level maybe?
http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/messenger-google-inc/messenger-1-1-057-1704610-04-android-5-1-android-apk-download/
http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/unknown-developer/google-contacts/google-contacts-1-1-android-5-1-android-apk-download/

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 02:38

3. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1989; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


just hope i see something new with G4 more likely in cam and ui.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 02:58 2

4. Loubielou (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Everyone will be Hoping that LG do not do the the Same path as Samsung & Sony and do Offer the Micro Sd Card Slot on the G4,but with Samsung & Sony doing this will it make consumers Switch to the iPhones,as thats what made people switch to Android phones because Apple never Offered the Memory Card Slot on there phones

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 07:42 5

7. delta (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


After the disappointment of th galaxy s6 I hope to see an lg g4 with removable battery and sd card. Site Reviews like this one always praising "premium" desing over function are responsible in part for the way all the manufacturers are removing key features for Android power users.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 11:57

14. hassoups (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


no one cares about the self-proclaimed "power users". get over yourself.

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 06:55

23. G9-Kokos (Posts: 27; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


FORGET removable battery at least.. Every1 is moving away with removable batteries since its easier and more robust to have unibody.

As for sd cards, thank Google not the manufacturers, since Android in its essence started to discard sdcards from 4.0 onward.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 08:42 4

9. soldier820 (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


I am sure that the LG G4 will be an amazing device. Lets hope they don't make the same mistake like SAMSUNG did that they made it without a removable battery and with no SD card slot. LETS HOOOOPEEEEE

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 09:48 1

10. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Hopefully yes...but i think they will provide removable battery and sd card..since they know the g2 didnt sell well because of that. Thats why the made it in the g3,so they well know the selling points of the g3.perhaps the removable battery will not make it like in the g flex but the sd card will sure be there...even so the least will be a 3000 mAH battery..hope they use thier olde screen since it uses less power than lcd or quantum dot lcd

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 10:13

12. refillable (Posts: 1045; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Even though it's not as popular as the G3 it still sells well. It broke LG's record AFAIK.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 10:11

11. refillable (Posts: 1045; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


The Micro SD and removable battery feature is not an essential feature to be honest. It is a plus, but it is not always a dealbreaker IMO. The G2 does not have an expandable memory support or removable battery but it's still heck of a phone.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 11:24

13. Manux (Posts: 26; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


LG G4 and S6 Edge are probably the hottest smartphones for 2015

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 15:21 1

18. penguinbelly (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)


LG do not launch their G series phone until summer. G Flex 2 hasn't even launched officially in the States. Phonearena should stop with these click baits.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 16:35

19. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Best smartphone.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 16:52

20. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Android 5.1 with the new UX 4.0...the user experience will sure be awsome and smooth.please put an oled screen to help with the battery life or quantum dot lcd

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