LG G4 Pro might be made out of metal

LG G4 Pro might be made out of metal
Remember that other high-end smartphone that LG is reportedly preparing for the second half of the year? Korean publication ET News has it that this device might be called G4 Pro, and could be made out of metal.

According to ET News, LG would like to build the G4 Pro out of metal in order to differentiate it from the regular G4 - which, as you may know, is a plastic-made smartphone with optional leather back covers. However, some people working for LG believe that metal should be tested on "niche models" first, and, if everything goes well (with the build quality, for example), it could then be used for devices that have the potential to become hot sellers.

One of the issues that LG is facing right now is related to the higher cost of metal (including processing it) compared to other materials. LG is selling fewer handsets than Samsung and Apple - both of which have flagship smartphones made out of metal - and profitability is likely going to suffer if the production cost per unit is higher.

Besides building it out of metal, we're not sure what LG is planning to add to the alleged G4 Pro to actually make it pro. However, looking at last year's G Pro 2, which sports a 5.9-inch display, we're expecting the G4 Pro to be larger than the regular G4 (pictured above). And maybe to also feature a stylus pen, which would allow it to compete with Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 5.

Since LG hasn't made any final decisions when it comes to the G4 Pro, or whatever the handset's name will be in the end, for now we can't be sure of anything. But we'll let you know more about all this as soon as new details arrive.

source: ET News

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12 Comments

1. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Motorola isn't a huge seller and it's last couple of phones have been metal. LG shouldn't have problem with it. And on a side note, the pop-up ads on Phonearena have been so bad lately. Multiple pop-ups while just trying to scroll a page and they black-out everything until you have to X them out. One stopped me half way through trying to write this.

9. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

If you say about Moto, i will point on HTC which is king in manufacturing phones out of metal that's to 90% of it., and its shares are at all time low bcoz of very very poor sales. I don't understand PA's point here :O

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If they are launching this soon, they better finalize it soon. Cutting it close aren't they? Lol

3. waddup121 unregistered

Metal, eh? We'll see.

4. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

When you live in a cold ass country as Sweden its a pain having a super cold metal phone during the 364 days its not summer.

6. willzzz

Posts: 36; Member since: May 27, 2015

I bet you look forward to those leap years :)

5. azene unregistered

LG gonna have many variants of its flagship device just like HTC did this year ._.

11. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

the only difference is that LG can sell their phones while HTC do not.

12. azene unregistered

ikr :3

7. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

That's actually pretty smart. Unlike samsung this gives users choice between form and function. Love the s6 an option for a version with removable battery would have been nice.

8. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

The G Pro. And G pro 2 were very good phones, so the g4 pro should be knock, BUT the Note 5 will also be a game, so things will be interesting,

10. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

A new G Pro 4 might seem a bit redundant with the G Flex 2 already selling internationally. An improved P-OLED display, metal construction, SD808/805 or even SD820 and the G4's cameras would be good changes if possible though. They should bring back the G2 battery life wizardry especially!

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