LG G4 leaks in all of its glory

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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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)



1. Sauce5 unregistered

Subjectively beautiful!

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I'll take one :D

129. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Manual camera mode FTW!

28. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

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

37. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

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

41. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 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???

85. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 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.

45. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 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

55. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

69. QWERTYslider unregistered

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

98. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Go hug a tree!

103. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

134. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 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.

114. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

152. TypicalGeek

Posts: 216; Member since: Feb 19, 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.

162. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012


166. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

lets just call it high-quality synthetic leather..

56. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

81. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

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

164. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

82. cooldubai

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

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

86. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

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

113. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

67. Zero97

Posts: 37; Member since: May 15, 2014

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

73. QWERTYslider unregistered


92. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

its indeed A BEAUTIFUL Phone! love the CLASSIC elegance of its design.

104. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

My god it the new Samsung note 3

159. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

g4 looks way better than note3.

157. Quality

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

160. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 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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