Korean analyst: the LG G4 might not sell better than the G3
posted by Florin T. / Apr 17, 2015, 8:10 PM
Before all questions are answered, here's what a Korean analyst from Seoul-based IBK Investment & Securities has to say about the G4. According to The Korea Herald, the analyst believes that the new LG flagship is "an impressive product", and yet sales might not surpass those of the LG G3 (about 10 million units). That's because, the analyst says, following the release of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, which are already wildly successful, "market conditions will not be favorable."
Another analyst thinks that the use of a Snapdragon 808 processor instead of a Snapdragon 810 inside the G4 could also be an uninspired move from LG. However, we must note that LG didn't confirm that the handset would be powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor.
What LG did confirm is that its new flagship smartphone will feature a 16 MP rear camera with a wide f/1.8 aperture, an 8 MP front-facing camera, Android Lollipop with a new UX, and a 5.5-inch Quad HD display. The G4 will have multiple variants, including some with leather back covers, and others with plastic backs.
An LG G4 Stylus might also be announced in the near future, but it's not clear if LG intends to do this on April 28. Whatever happens on that day, we'll be here to tell you all about it.
source: The Korea Herald
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)
The analyst must've been paid by Samsung.
posted on Apr 17, 2015, 8:18 PM 12
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You must high...with the success Samsung is seeing with s6 I really G4 will sell more... But sale =/ best...
posted on Apr 17, 2015, 8:30 PM 10
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I loved my LG 3. I'm so excited for the LG 4. It's going to be a beast!
posted on Apr 17, 2015, 8:46 PM 5
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The display of G3 is horrible. It is surely one of the worst QHD in all QHD phones(oppo find 7 is one step behind). Only plus point was small foot prints of the device. I am not expecting much improvement from G4.
posted on Apr 17, 2015, 11:24 PM 15
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I love how whenever something critical is reported here, people who disagree play the "X must've been paid by Y" card. Conspiracy theories are always fun!
posted on Apr 17, 2015, 11:01 PM 5
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No, what I love is, people here act as if they are an ambassador, spoke-person, or even on the OEM payroll. When in reality all they want you/us do is buy their product and shut our traps. Unless you are a stock holder, there is no reason to stab or insult someone over a phone. Summer almost here, go out and get some fresh air, it would be good for us all.
posted on Apr 18, 2015, 1:07 PM 0
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Of course it wont sell. The average consumer only go for popular brands like samsung and apple, they have no idea about the lg series
posted on Apr 17, 2015, 8:34 PM 4
Even if the G4 were being powered by the Exynos 7420 SoC, with the GS6/GS6 Edge (and Iphone 6 and 6 plus) selling so well, there really isn't much room for other players this year. So this doesn't seem so surprising. Still, if it's a decent improvement over the G3 (screen, battery, less lag and better camera), I would consider it.
posted on Apr 17, 2015, 8:35 PM 5
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LOL What about the crappy battery for both?
posted on Apr 18, 2015, 5:39 AM 0
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If you mean for the s6 and the s6 edge, both was linked to the Samsung service update the other day it also removed how the phone some times gets hot I.e. It now as better battery than before, I be thinking the G4 will not have good battery life due the sd CPU as they all crap
posted on Apr 18, 2015, 8:31 AM 0
Do you mean the poor battery life for the Iphone 6 and GS6? I might agree with you (I don't own either phone). But based on sales, crappy battery life does not seem to be hindering sales figures for those phones. I think for most people, if they can get through the business day with moderate use, they are fine. Most people expect to recharge their phones daily.
posted on Apr 18, 2015, 9:54 AM 0
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