LG G4 leaks: Snapdragon 810 under the hood, 16MP wide camera on back

LG G4 leaks: Snapdragon 810 under the hood, 16MP wide camera on back
LG has struck paydirt with its flagship smartphones. The LG G2 and LG G3 have both been well received and the latter was included in our list of the three best smartphones for last year. But that was 2014. The question is, what will LG be bringing to the table with the LG G4 for 2015? According to a story out of Greece, LG's flagship Android phone will be carrying some big guns.

According to a source, the Snapdragon 810 will be driving the LG G4. As we recently noted, overheating issues with the chip are leading smartphone manufacturers to consider other options. Samsung is reportedly going to stuff up to 90% of its initial production of the Samsung Galaxy S6 with its own Exynos chipset. LG does have its NUCLUN octa-core processor, but it apparently is not up to snuff. As a result, Qualcomm's chip is still expected inside the LG G4.

Besides carrying 3GB of RAM, a dump of Android 5.0 has brought forth evidence of  5312 × 2988 resolution pictures that will be available from the LG G4. That leads to speculation that the device will feature a 16MP wide rear camera, which would be a nice bump from the 13MP rear camera on the LG G3.

We could see the LG G4 unwrapped in March at MWC in Barcelona.


Thanks for the tip!

source: Techmaniacs (translated)

FEATURED VIDEO

41 Comments

1. kalloud

Posts: 154; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Can't wait for MWC: Xperia Z4, galaxy S6, HTC M9, LG G4. Probably not all in MWC after all..

2. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

G4 may not be shown up there, unless G Pro series are marged with G (without Pro) series.

7. Dread

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

G Pro series is no longer exist (rumor) Based on PA article while ago

22. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

For your information LG already announced they stopped making G Pro 3 in favored of G4,

33. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

G Pro will no longer supported by LG, so its gone already. They are now concentrating on The G series flagship instead.

5. android_hitman unregistered

also Z4 will miss MWC :(

15. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Meh. I really doubt the new flagships can surprise me. I'm more interested in Project Ara.

39. AndrewSF

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

My wish list: 1) Longer battery life (I don't care if it's HD, UHD, QHD, 4K, etc) 2) Qi wireless charging out of the box 3) 3 GB RAM + 64GB built-in storage (always faster than adding an SD card) 4) thinner bezels top and bottom, and almost zero bezel on the sides 5) Sharp, reliable, fast camera with loads of features

3. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Cannot wait to see what they bring to the table. Since LG has always waited to release their flagships later in the year compared to Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc, the probability of the 810 being inside without supply or overheat issues is very promising. The later release date may just give LG the edge this year.

4. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It seems that the 64bit SoCs are the only selling point of 2015 major flagship phones. No real progress in terms of battery, imaging, ram, rom....

6. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

yes it seems to be, but hey wait for what they bring until MWC

10. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Well RAM went from LDDR3 to LDDR4. So I'd say that's good progress.

14. LifeSucks

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Well, companies do have some things to work on: 1. Thinner top and bottom bezels. 2. More stockish UI like Motorola. 3. Front-facing loudspeaker (idc about stereo). 4. Thinner side bezels. 5. Non-Quad HD and IP certified variants of flagships. 6. Xenon flash. 7. Cheaper flagships. Don't really "need" better SoCs or more RAM "in my opinion".

18. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Stockish UI like what Motorola uses is ok, but bland and lacking features. Pop-out resizable windows for multitasking, customizable settings in the Notifications area, dual-window, faster access to connecting to other devices for sharing and screen sharing, etc can all be achieved within a UI that keeps things easy, simple, and responsive. LG proved that you can have features while still being responsive and fluid. I applaud Motorola, especially with the Droid Turbo, in keeping things extremely responsive, but I immediately missed the UI features that LG and Samsung offer.

8. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

LG getting better and better. Love their designs better than Samsung.

9. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

I agree. I'm a Samsung fan but the G3 and the Flex 2 are gorgeous, and as plastic as they get. I'll probably end up with a Note 4 unless the S6 actually DOES offer a 5.5 inch display. Unfortunately, the LG displays are considered inferior to Samsung AMOLED. I have only seen the G2 display and it's definitely not as nice as a Samsung display.

11. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

The G3 display is extremely yellow tinted. The colors look washed out. The phone is still very good but the tech wasn't ready when they built it. Another example of that is the stutter in the OS and overheating when recording 4K video.

16. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

THANKS! for the info. That's too bad because I love the look of the new LG phones; the LG G3 is so pretty. I do think LG get a pass that Samsung does not. LG phones are very plastic but they do attempt to MAKE the phones look metallic. That being said Samsung are making huge inroads with their metal bezels and the special Leather back for the Alpha was stunning.

23. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

mine does not have yellow tint.

12. jcass5467 unregistered

Only 3 gigs of ram that's kind of disappointing my g3 has 3 and it seems like most phones coming out this year are going to try for 4

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

display of g3 is very dull and doesnt look like a QHD display. Infact it feels like a step down from FHD

19. Rigbaby

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

I noticed that too. I have a g2 and my friend has the g3 his screen is considerably more "dull" looking but that's probably due to my screen being overly saturated on some colours and his being more natural(dull). Reason why some people prefer "slightly overly" saturated

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

There's always a downside to "bleeding-edge." LG wanted to be first on the block with QHD (for whatever reason... the specs race.) First doesn't mean best though, as the Note 4 blows it away in both vibrance and colour accuracy. Hopefully the next iteration corrects this.

17. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

4gb ram? where do you need that?

24. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

there are two version of g4 the one with 3gb RAM and other one with 4GB RAM. just like G3 there were two versions too

21. shinywindow unregistered

krapple sucks. LG rules. thank you.

25. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

If G4 has anything but a 4GB ram module I'm going to be very surprised. It would literally mean they are giving up on winning the spec race, and if so they would need to excel heavily in some other area.

26. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

another winning device for this year,and thats lg G4, it all started with G2 to G3 now this one is a real bad a$$.

27. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

ehhh they might change it due to the overheat issue on the 810 though Qualcomm might fix it by the time MCW comes around. I'm pretty sure its going to take like 2-3 months to fix it completely but that's just a guess.

28. painnpanic

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

the one thing I want from to hear is water resistant or better yet water proof.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.