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The G4 announcement will come after MWC, as LG wants to 'spend more time perfecting the phone'

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The G4 announcement will come after MWC, as LG wants to 'spend more time perfecting the phone'
When details about the LG G4 leaked a few days ago, we started hoping to see it unveiled around the time the MWC expo rolls in in a month and change. The G2 and G3 were both well-received, catapulting the company from 4% global market share in 2013, to more than a 6% forecast this year, and with an ever-increasing pie at that.  

A Snapdragon 810 will be reportedly driving the LG G4, a Quad HD display and 3 GB of RAM are a given, and a dump of Android 5.0 has brought forth evidence of 5312 × 2988 resolution pictures that will be available from the flagship. That leads to speculation that the device will feature a 16 MP wide rear camera, which would be a nice bump from the 13 MP shooter on the LG G3.

Well, it looks like we will have to wait the traditional nine months to a year after the previous flagship edition announcement, when it comes to the G4. An LG exec has confirmed for one Korean publication that it won't be seeing the light of day at MWC. "We rolled out the G3 in May last year so we do not plan to unveil the G4 at this year's Mobile World Congress and [will] spend more time perfecting the new phone." Well, at least the name got confirmed officially, as well as the announcement framed for some time in late spring. Also, by that time Qualcomm will have probably ironed out all the Snapdragon 810 kinks, so the G4 can ship with the trendy chipset en masse. 

source: ChosunIlbo

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posted on 21 Jan 2015, 07:44 1

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I doubt hold ups are LGs.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 07:47 7

2. Phonedingo (Posts: 388; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Great! They rushed the g3 and it ended up suffering for it.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 09:01 4

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


G3 is not suffering in any way! its a great phone and one of the best ever made!
it helps the LG to increased its sales from 40 millions smartphone 2013 to over 70 millions smartphone this 2014!

it is a not suffering in both specs performance and sales.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 09:37

17. roldefol (Posts: 4098; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It's a great design with much improved UI, but they should have waited for the 805 with that QHD screen.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 09:37 2

18. chejofan (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Jan 2015)


Suffering? The G3 is a fantastic phone in every aspect. If I had to buy a new phone, it would be this, again, even when new models are arrived. I think that when it comes to android, Sony and LG are the best manufactorers, with the highest costumer satisfaction, as you can read in Gsmarena.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 10:57

19. HSN87 (Posts: 109; Member since: 09 Jan 2015)


Suffering???? G4 is one of the best smartphone of 2k14.
go and wash ur f*****g face boi

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 07:53 1

3. j2001m (Posts: 2829; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm 100% the 810 is not ready

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 08:02 6

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


read that: We want to see what Samsung do first.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 08:59 3

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


nope, infact LG will give way for galaxy s6 to compete with iphone6. Samsung and LG are giving and sharing strategies.
LG costumers are more loyal than Samsung or any other Smartphone's brand using Android OS.

LG G4 shall be the CENTER OF ATTENTION after MWC Event!

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 08:08 5

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


No probs LG, take your time. Bring something new and exciting as you always do.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 09:08 3

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


Hell yeah! Let's see how LG will make our Life's Good even more.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 08:16

6. TBomb (Posts: 699; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


new phone in August.. so the delay of this to perfect could work out just fine for me

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 08:36 1

7. Mreveryphone (Posts: 463; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


It will be the first phone with the 820! That's what LG is waiting on. They already have the flex 2 with the 810. Just look what they did with 1st flex and G3... Flex had 800 G3 had 801

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 08:51 1

8. roldefol (Posts: 4098; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Nnnnno. The 820 hasn't even been announced, let alone sampled. Look for it in the G5 at MWC 2016.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 09:12

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


820 is for late 2015 devices, maybe Note 5 and Mate 8 will have it. In 2016, 830 will arrive that time.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 09:17 1

16. roldefol (Posts: 4098; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Just because it was in a *leaked* 2015 document, that doesn't mean we'll see it in devices this year. QC typically releases two "flagship" chipsets each half year:
2012 S4, S4 Pro
2013 600, 800
2014 801, 805
2015 810, 815

So I think the 820 is next year's beast.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 09:07

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


Take your time, LG. Don't rush, and you won't get crushed. Maybe you can even surprise us with a Kimchi color option on the G4. Can't really imagine how would it look like though.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 09:11 2

13. Denco (Posts: 118; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Good idea, LG.

It's better to be the best than being the first (to launch a new flagship).

That's where Samsung get it wrong. They will rush out new devices due to competition pressure instead of perfecting things first.

Samsung should put off unveiling the S6 on March 2!

Don't be the first to come out and then disappoint.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 09:16

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


Samsung also rushed with the S5, and the design turned out to be horrible, but it's still a good phone though.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 11:05 1

20. HSN87 (Posts: 109; Member since: 09 Jan 2015)


Good decision "LG". We can understand that 810 is facing overheating problem.
Plz take ur time. Just waiting for the beast (G4) of 2k15.
Go LG. "Life is Good ;-) "

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 03:03

21. PANIC (Posts: 126; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Personally speaking I would like to see a change at the back cover where the camera the flash and the buttons create a bulky cross....i would prefer sth more elegant and simplistic....looking forward for the new LG G4

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 04:57

22. PANIC (Posts: 126; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Provided that LG G4 is a real beast, in all aspects, it will be my #1 choice this year

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