LG G4 Note/Pro photos leak at TENАA, reveal metallic frame and removable back cover

LG G4 Note/Pro photos leak at TENАA, reveal metallic frame and removable back cover
Earlier today, a couple of reports from LG's home country of South Korea claimed to reveal some interesting details about LG's upcoming phablet. According to these reports, the smartphone, expected to be called either the LG G4 Pro or the LG G4 Note will be unveiled on October 10th and will come with a plastic build, a removable battery, as well as back-mounted buttons. Just hours later, the LG G4 Pro/Note was spotted making its appearance in the database of China's TENAA, which is a regulatory organization similar to the FCC in the United States.

The photos show the smartphone, codenamed LG-H968, from four angles in decent quality, allowing us to take a sneak peek at LG's upcoming high-end effort. Before diving into the details and dissecting this leak, it should be noted that, despite fitting the bill perfectly, we can't confirm the handset as the LG G4 Pro/Note.

On the front, the device shows a refined top bezel design with the proximity and light sensors moved under the display glass in the top-left corner. The front-facing camera was moved to the right of what appears to be a wider speaker grill.

The photos reveal that the LG G4 Pro will come with what appears to be a metallic frame. However, it's hard to tell if that is real metal or not, especially given that the company seems to be very good at making plastic builds with metallic textures. Bear in mind that LG backtracked on its original "super premium" comment and downgraded its upcoming phablet to a high-end effort.

The back of the phone reveals what's most likely a removable hard-touch plastic cover, a primary camera sensor flanked by a laser autofocus unit and a dual-LED flash. Below the camera, LG's back-mounted make an appearance, but we can't tell if the circular power button integrates a fingerprint scanner or not.

Unlike most TENAA leaks, this one tells us absolutely nothing about the phone's internal hardware or the size and resolution of the display. At the rate the LG G4 Pro/Note leaks have been surfacing online lately, it probably won't be long before we find out these details as well.

source: TENAA via GforGames



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok, this phone has earned some interest!

14. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

I would definitely change that back and I know LG is very good at it. That thing to the right of the speaker grill looks like proximity sensor to me and on the left, camera lense and notification led.

18. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Thankfully doesn't seem to have the stupid fingerprint scanner. On the back seems to have simple led and an extra sensor

29. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

previous rumor was stating dual rare camera set up for G4 Pro. I am sad to see only one in this rumor

40. Sdiq572

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

But if you can see there 2 front cam and maybe 2.5 D glass or "edge". Maybe they call it "LG G edge"

2. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Finally a decent design from LG. Looks like a modified version of the G2 though.

5. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Wish they could make another G2, but ain't gonna happen :(

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

This looks like the next best thing though... The bezels look pretty sweet in my opinion.

23. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015


3. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

What can G4 Pro do that Note 4 couldn't? Max it can do is to sell like earlier G Pro versions. Nothing extraordinary. If plastic back, SD card and removable battery could topple sales record, then Note 4 would have done that, with the greatest marketing budget of Samsung. Not that Note 4 failed, but Samsung had to move to Note 5 premium design is a pointer that all is not well. It seems LG's only hope is to get the recent disgruntled fans of Note series and note by doing anything new. With Moto playing the price game with moto X, life is tougher for LG.

32. chenski

Posts: 789; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

And what could the note 4 do that the note 3 couldnt

37. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Fast charging, better camera, fingerprint scanner & weather widget transparency, to name a few. I think there were more S Pen commands also. It not really a matter of what could the Note 4 do that the Note 3 couldn't but what improvements were made.

38. chenski

Posts: 789; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Then the same can be applied to all phone comparisons, we are not doing anything new, just better hardware and software

4. beng970804

Posts: 11; Member since: May 21, 2014

wow looks like implement fingerprint sensor on the back ]

6. croshio

Posts: 26; Member since: May 26, 2014

Ok soo i have some comments on this first of all where is the speaker? moved to the bottom? :D and then when does the side view look different? ah and what's that V? on the back? and are those sensors not the ffc and something else? under display glass? like under the display and don't take space? and finally... WTH is that back made of?

7. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Back may be made of some material like the Moto X new versions.

20. croshio

Posts: 26; Member since: May 26, 2014

that's what i had in mind but could that mean the frame is metal? would be stupid to have a nice back on a still plastic frame *sigh* G4....

8. det_bradlee

Posts: 164; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

That's the power button, NOT a home button... And you can easily see that it's made of the same plastic as the volume up/down portion. 0% chance of a fingerprint scanner.

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1862; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Looks like a good back up to my note 5...

11. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

looks like a past nexus

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus! +1

13. carlemillward unregistered

It is not a dual led flash, it is another sensor.

15. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

definely fake look closer all the photos is fake

24. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If it's from TENAA its real.

39. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

see the source.. TENAA photo is always ugly, but its totally legit

16. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I like the look of those bezels..you have a winner there LG..just put a descent price tag to it,a big battery, and a simple stylus to write notes.it doesnt has to be like the s pen....o! And a fingerprint scanner!

17. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

holy s**t that looks sexy

19. croshio

Posts: 26; Member since: May 26, 2014

umm so apparently it says V10 on the back and evleaks said it would have a sort of secondary display like samsung continuum or w/e its called but on the top not the bottom. and there is some pic with the back removed also and i don't see any speaker so i guess its on the bottom?? anyway really wierd device we have here.

21. croshio

Posts: 26; Member since: May 26, 2014

i just wanna know how will that top bezel look like with the display turned on...

26. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014


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