Korean analyst: the LG G4 might not sell better than the G3

Korean analyst: the LG G4 might not sell better than the G3
On April 28, in less than two weeks' time, LG will finally announce the G4, its next-generation flagship smartphone. The South Korean company already allowed us to see what the G4 looks like, while also revealing some of the handset's features. But there are still important questions to be answered, including when and for how much the new smartphone will be available.

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

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
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  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)

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67 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

The analyst must've been paid by Samsung.

3. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You must high...with the success Samsung is seeing with s6 I really G4 will sell more... But sale =/ best...

27. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

R.I.P English

50. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Sorry for mistakes... I didn't read it before posting... While I am not perfect in English I know better than that

61. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Samsung and apple will lead in the top end segment while Xiaomi will cover most of the midrange and budget segment of smartphones... rest will face some really tough competition........

58. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

R.I.P.

6. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

I loved my LG 3. I'm so excited for the LG 4. It's going to be a beast!

22. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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.

24. Furbal unregistered

The g3 screen is fine once you turn off sharpening.

30. sobit81

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

How you turn off sharpening?

25. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Agreed, I had the g3 also and the display is horrible, so is the battery life and it got super hot when used for a long period of time.

64. lmk10

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

The lg g3 is an Awesome phone.

39. Simona unregistered

very laggy phone

59. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

I love my LG G3 but if they go 808 instead of 810 I may be switching to Samsung.

63. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

They aren't using the 810 ether.

67. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

At least Samsung is an 8-core - not some stupid 6-core. I don't care if its Qualcomm or Exynos.

15. waddup121 unregistered

The sad thing is this might be true...the competition is too damn tight. As long as it sells even a little more than the G3 I'd be happy.

16. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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!

19. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

fanboys everywhere.

60. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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.

29. drunkenjay

Posts: 1647; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

why does it matter to you what the analysts says? if you like the phone, buy it.

37. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

G4 is leaving the competition with S6 and M9. They are looking for 2nd tier players. G4 is leaving some rooms for Flex2 and G4 Note.

2. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I know I'll be getting one. I think the only way I'll not get one is if the camera turns out to be pooh ala M9.

4. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

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

42. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

You don't know because you don't want not because LG is bad

43. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Lg should only make TVs thats it.

5. alouden unregistered

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.

41. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

LOL What about the crappy battery for both?

45. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

51. alouden unregistered

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.

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