LG G4 leaks: Snapdragon 810 under the hood, 16MP wide camera on back
posted by Alan F. / Jan 15, 2015, 12:46 PM
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)
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Can't wait for MWC: Xperia Z4, galaxy S6, HTC M9, LG G4. Probably not all in MWC after all..
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 1:01 PM 11
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G4 may not be shown up there, unless G Pro series are marged with G (without Pro) series.
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 1:03 PM 0
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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
posted on Jan 17, 2015, 11:38 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 1:04 PM 0
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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....
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 1:08 PM 1
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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".
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 2:41 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 3:18 PM 1
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LG getting better and better. Love their designs better than Samsung.
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 1:46 PM 10
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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.
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 1:57 PM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 2:06 PM 3
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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.
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 2:57 PM 0
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
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 2:12 PM 1
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display of g3 is very dull and doesnt look like a QHD display. Infact it feels like a step down from FHD
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 2:15 PM 1
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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
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 3:21 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 3:53 PM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 4:18 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 5:06 PM 0
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