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LG G4 leaks in all of its glory

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LG G4 leaks in all of its glory
A major leak has taken place out of South Korea where images of the LG G4 have apparently leaked. In some of the pictures, the phone looks to be dressed in leather, an option that LG hinted at in the invitation it sent out for the April 28th event at which the handset will be unveiled. Besides leaking a number of pretty good looking photos, some of the specs of LG's new flagship phone are mentioned.

For example, the leak from Korea says that the LG G4 comes with a 5.5-inch "Quantum" display. No surprise there. The screen should feature a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The leak also mentions that the LG G4 will carry a 13MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8. Considering that LG has already confirmed that the rear camera on the unit would be a 16MP snapper with an f/1.8 aperture, this could be a red flag. In fact, we should take this opportunity to remind you that now would be a propitious time to head to your spice rack and grab that grain of salt that you should take this story with.

The tipsters in Korea also say that the LG G4 will come out of the box with Android 4.4.2 pre-installed instead of Android 5.0. This would seem to be very strange for a brand new flagship phone. To fill in some of the blanks, a GeekBench3 GPU test recently confirmed that the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 CPU will running the show, and an 8MP camera will grace the front of the device. One of the leaked pictures shows that the handset will be powered by a removable 3000mAh battery. The LG G4 will be available in metallic black, silk white, shine gold, burgundy red and moon violet. And of course, there is the leather back option.

While the specs might seem a bit off, the images look devine. Check them out by clicking on the slideshow below. Before you do, we should mention that the original site that these pictures came from has been taken down.

source: @evleaks, AndroidCentral (1), (2)

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posted on 11 Apr 2015, 23:43 37

1. Sauce5 (unregistered)

Subjectively beautiful!

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 00:14 10

20. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

I'll take one :D

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 11:39 2

129. KyleRiemen (Posts: 137; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)

Manual camera mode FTW!

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 00:24 11

28. danielxxi (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)

The black leather is quite stunning, and LG using real Leather not the fake one :D

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 00:41 36

37. iushnt (Posts: 2185; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

I hope the leather is fake. No animal killings for a phone

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 00:52 1

41. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)

Well, from GSMArena leaks, it told that the battery cover is using "genuine leather". I don't really know what that means, but AFAIK at least bit of real leather is used to make it???? CAPTAIN, HELP???

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 05:04 5

85. Hatshipuh (Posts: 142; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Probably meant synthetic leather (which is still fake leather though) instead of the plastic with leathery feel like they used on the Note 3.

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 01:03 7

45. vincelongman (Posts: 5042; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Also fake leather is usually used in football boots because its more durable

And there were people with complaints about the Moto X's leather back being not durable enough

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 01:32 2

55. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

Good design Lg. Keeping sd slot is good although removable battery for me is not a must. Longevity is much important. Now will wait for Z4.

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 03:13 7

69. QWERTYslider (unregistered)

I love leather and cheeseburgers. Yaaaa meat!!!!!

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 08:01 3

98. KParks23 (Posts: 679; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)

Go hug a tree!

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 08:29 3

103. UglyFrank (Posts: 1921; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

If you own leather shoes or a watch with a leather strap. You can't say a thing about this.

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 12:47

134. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)

this is not a very good argument. His argument is that the less killing the better. Way to blow it into a s**tty strawman.

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 08:58 4

114. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

The animal will die whether we kill it or not, all things die, hell we even used human skin for products before like books. The thing we should be concerned about is their living conditions not whether or not we kill them.

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 22:49

152. TypicalGeek (Posts: 145; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)

Synthetic leather/Pleather is welcome. As long as it's not plastic molded BS like Samsung phones. Synthetic leather is much more durable, anti creek, and cheaper than animal hide.

posted on 13 Apr 2015, 09:45

162. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


posted on 18 Apr 2015, 10:12

166. ibend (Posts: 6610; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

lets just call it high-quality synthetic leather..

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 01:33

56. V1nC3 (Posts: 109; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

It will be in plastic, but premium quality for leather like voia.co.kr can make :)

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 04:12 1

81. shandesilva (Posts: 79; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

well..I hope its not leather. no phone is worth an innocent animal's life.

posted on 13 Apr 2015, 17:11

164. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

True, but Im sure several phones would be from that animal's life.

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 04:16

82. cooldubai (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Apr 2015)

Great pictures, Already Confirmed by LG Team pictures are real.. Will share the screen shot by tomorrow..

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 05:06 1

86. Hatshipuh (Posts: 142; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

It's probably synthetic leather, which is still fake leather, but still above the leathery plastic on the Note 3.

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 08:56

113. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Yes, LG might have a winner here is they made it like the Note 4, Metal for the overall body and leather for removable back.

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 02:39 2

67. Zero97 (Posts: 37; Member since: 15 May 2014)

Its really beautiful...
But when I saw red one it reminded me of big red lg refrigerator...
Still its beautiful

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 03:19

73. QWERTYslider (unregistered)


posted on 12 Apr 2015, 06:35 1

92. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

its indeed A BEAUTIFUL Phone!

love the CLASSIC elegance of its design.

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 08:37 2

104. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

My god it the new Samsung note 3

posted on 13 Apr 2015, 06:49

159. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

g4 looks way better than note3.

posted on 13 Apr 2015, 06:05

157. Quality (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

If all the leaks are true (benchmarks, hardware ect. even design) I wouldn't consider G4 as major upgrade over G3.. Only thing I see as an upgrade is both Cameras. But it should be somewhat dramatically better in low light performance since G3 takes stunning pictures in bringt environment already. Also I hate that cartoonish look of new UI... Step backwards in that department for sure.

posted on 13 Apr 2015, 09:23

160. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

i owned g3 and i'm confidently saying g4 is by far better not only in the cameras but also in design and screen. and i do believe even on the battery performance g4 will do better.

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