LG G4 (Note?) allegedly photographed in the wild

LG G4 (Note?) allegedly photographed in the wild
While LG will probably announce the G4 in April or May, we already had the chance to take a look at what's reportedly a "non-final" design of the smartphone. Alongside the regular G4, LG should also release a G4 Note, though this is expected to be introduced in the second half of the year. Even if there are still many months until then, an XDA Developers forum member claims to have some photos of the G4 Note right now.

This alleged LG G4 Note resembles the device that was previously presented as the G4, having a rear camera flanked by an LED flash and a laser auto focus sensor, alongside the power and volume buttons. However, on the upper left side of the phone's back, we can see what appears to be a stylus pen. The front of the G4 Note looks clean, with pretty thin bezels all around the display. The handset runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and seems to be slightly curved (this should also be the case with the regular G4).

Of course, we can't be sure that these photos show the real LG G4 Note (which, according to a recent report, should be made out of metal). But, if they do, do you like what you're seeing?

Update: What seems to be a stylus is most probably just an antenna for digital TV (the Korean version of the LG G3 has this). So what we have here might not be the G4 Note, but the regular G4.


source: XDA via Android Central

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50 Comments

1. MarquiX unregistered

Love it. LG is gonna give Samsung a run for its money. Unlike other OEM's Nexus 6?...Nope. HTC? Eh...nope. iPhone 6 Plus?.... No, I still don't see the point in that iPad air mini-mini. Let's hope it has a stylus. #SamsungandLGnotes

6. Sauce5 unregistered

Apple sells more flagships in 1 quarter than Samsung does in an entire year. Might want to rethink what a run for its money means.

35. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

What are you smokin' mate? For the first time since Q4 2011 Apple has beaten Sammy in Sales in Q4 2014. There was a whole article on this in PA!

36. Sauce5 unregistered

L2Read. I said Flagships. Not the 300 plastic Walmart phones they sell + flagships.

37. MarquiX unregistered

Better sells doesn't mean better phone. The iPhone 6 Plus can't even compare with the Note 4. That phone is just a bigger screen, nothing to support it, no features that the 4.7in doesn't get for getting the 5.5in. It's just a bigger screen, so you need to rethink run for its money.

41. tuminatr

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

You hit that one on the head. I had a 6+ work phone and a note 4 personal phone the note is much better. I would be glad to see a LG note to compete with Samsung. I will agree that apple sells a lot of phones and makes a lot of money doing it.

42. Nsaleh123

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

Most people don't use all those features. The iPhone works flawlessly and I am not biased I have used both the iPhone and Note 4. The iPhone when I need it to with no lag, the camera is awesome for what I use it for, and I get all updates without having to wait for my carrier to approve. It might be a corny line but it is true the iPhone just works.

43. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The 6+ lags big time, not the 6, shows there crap cpu can only take 750p before lagging

46. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

'Most people don't use all those features' That's definitely an incorrect way to elaborate that there is a point to buy the iPhone 6 plus. 'The iPhone when I need it to with no lag' Lag is not noticeable in Note 4 either, so it's not an advantage for the iPhone 6 plus.

45. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

'Might want to rethink what a run for its money means.' Does 'sells more flagships in 1 quarter than Samsung in a year' matters to MarquiX's point that iPad air mini-mini doesn't matter for him?

2. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

larger side bezel? and not sure if it's a pen or antena that available for korean version since it's placed on top.

3. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Fake. These pictures aren't blurry enough to be legit.

10. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Best comment tonight.

26. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

THIS! XD

34. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It's just a midranger. NOT G4. Take a close look at the baseband. M8936 -> MSM8936. SD615 SoC inside.

4. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

More bezel than the G3. Should we expect it to be at least IP rated?

5. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I will be shocked if Samsung is the only OEM that actually CHANGES its flagship design this year....this looks nice though..the G2 was a really slick device..the G3 was good looking too

7. DonChoi

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

It looks like LG G4 Stylus prototype and fingerprint scanner seems also being tested.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

I'm pre ordering the s6. Seems like the 5.6" screen rumors were true. Why is LG making a note sized device if it wants to make a galaxy S competitor. And for those who will be replying to me that LG 5.6 inch = other OEM 5 inch, please don't. This phone will easily cross 75 mm width.

24. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I believe the G4 is their S competitor, and this new LG Note series is suppose to compete with the Samsung Note series. I just don't like how LG, and Xiaomi phablet line are called "Note" when Samsung already did that first, and how HTC is calling their larget M9 "Plus", when Apple also already did that. I'm all for competition, but if you're going to compete at least come up with an original name.

32. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

I think you need to research before posting, HTC already had a device named "plus" which was HTC one X+/plus before Apple did. And it's not yet confirmed wether HTC will use "+" or "plus"

29. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I think LG doesn't want to use the G4 to directly compete with the S6 because they realize it can't attract Galaxy fans enough with the same 5" screen size as the S6 since the S6 has more features and some edge hardware over LG. In contrast, G4 could be a phone for those who want a bigger screen but with minimum bezels. I have a G3, and I am amazed by such a screen to body ratio.

31. samurai_techie

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

ok, can you stop your korean propaganda now???? what an idiot nationalistic!

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

as long as it doesn't have snapdragon 810, i'll consider it, if not samsung galaxy s6 will be my only choice this year

16. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

There's nothing wrong with the 810, have you not watched any reviews of the M9.

33. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

exactly because we've read reviews, we know it's a wrong choice (GSM Arena, Trusted Reviews, Phone Arena)

44. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They have had to underclock the big core fro. 2.0 to 1.5

11. MachDaddy

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

logo isn't correct...LG written in wrong font. plus bezels are HUGE. G2 had much smaller bezels. Honestly don't know why PA would even post this...obviously not the G4 :(

13. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Thats the new logo of LG.

14. albakri10

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

theverge. com/2015/1/5/7496769/lg-logo-update

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