LG G4 said to arrive in Q2 with a new design concept and better camera

LG G4 said to arrive in Q2 with a new design concept and better camera
Hot on the heels of an LG exec saying that they won't be releasing the flagship G4 at MWC because they want to "spend more time perfecting the new phone," now comes another nugget of info about the upcoming flagship, straight from LG's conference call with investors during the quarterly earnings report.

LG Mobile is apparently planning to make a big product announcement in Q2, which will likely be the G4, as its predecessor, the G3, was announced during a dedicated event at the end of May last year. The LG exec continued that with the G4, "design will continue to differentiate in terms of strategy," leaving us wonder whether he means another innovative placement of the physical keys, or an outright change in housing materials, given that the S6 is widely rumored to be metal-clad, for instance.

In addition, the source mentions an improved camera with "strong visual experience" will be in store for the G4, again making us remember that 20 MP "advanced OIS" unit that LG flaunted recently. As for the rest of the specs, we can reasonably expect a Quad HD display again, perhaps of the same 5.5" diagonal as the G3, and a Snapdragon 810 processor. Pretty good, but that eventual new design is what will be keeping us at night from now on, as this might be the year when plastic could be gone for good from flagship smartphones for a change.

source: ZDNet Korea

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G4
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)

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29 Comments

1. HelloMyNameIs

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

Watch out Samsung... LG is on your six

3. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Heck, seems like they are on their 8.

21. Elusivellama

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

"On your six" is a term for a fighter jet directly behind an enemy fighter jet (ie. the best spot during combat). You always want to be on their 6....

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

This should be a sweet phone ignoring soc used. Keep it real LG, you've been doing good. Kudos.

4. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Keep doing things without bezels

5. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Tiny top bezel, no bottom bezel and POLED! :]

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

LG will always lose to Samsung in the camera department, said it and meant it

8. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Cant say so. LG has been the first to use the OIS and Laser. They need only a good sensor to go along. Samsung is good but if LG uses a better sensor with some good optimisation, they may win the race.

14. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Considering the dead horse IMX-135 LG is kicking and making it run a little bit further every time, they only need an equal or slightly worse sensor to beat Samsung.

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What LG needs to do IS MASS MARKETING if they want to catch up with SAMSUNG.

16. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

G3 has better still camera in low light than s5. and G3's 13mp quality is almost equal to S5 's 16mp in day light.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1794; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Hope they use oled screen tech

9. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Give us a bigger sensor (not 2/3"), 20Mpx with OIS and it´s done !

11. mixedfish

Posts: 1545; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

LOL 2/3" is considered big.

12. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

15. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Larger sensor requires larger lens and that contradicts the ever getting thinner logic that manufacturers employ today, even if they wanted to they only use off the shelf camera modules and therefore have to use what everybody else is using. And i'm assuming you meant 1/2.3" and not 2/3" as 2/3" is much bigger than a 1/2.3"

29. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

That´s it ! I have ALLWAYS my sony RX100 1" with me. Tired of 1/2.3" sensors. I don´t care about thinner phones.

10. tdslam720

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

LG phones are usually "good" at everything, but not great in any specific area.

17. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG smartphone has offer a lot of useful features. KNOCK CODE is just one of those.

20. wilsong17 unregistered

Lol already ported to xda galaxy series beside there are app in the market place that work the same

13. usermaxthon

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

I wish you best LG. keep up your good work

18. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Being a Samsung user for many years now, this year i will NOT rush into Galaxy S6 until LG G4 is released....I am more than willing to move for G4 provided all these expectations come true.

19. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Plus I hope they redesign the back part where the camera, flash and buttons are creating a bulky cross....I am hoping for sth more simplistic and minimal

22. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Nope, the G4 screen resolution will be 1620x2880 :)

23. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1794; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

And hopefully the quality control is better on the G4...I'm on my second handset and the tiny cracks by the headphone jack and ir blaster have returned...

25. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Well i love my g3.fast focus is the key to great picture..if the lg3 would hav used a 16mp camera it would have been even far better than the s5..in the s5 you have to take steady shot for it to beat the g3 slightly unnoticable..i want a phone which takes good pictures at any moment..and the g3 did that..even the g flex 2 takes better pictures than the note 4 and has only a 13 mp...0.7 correction angle on the g4 will be akiller camera plus lg oled display would be awsome

26. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Larger and improved sensor for the camera with thier ois and thier laser focus. As someone else stated, oled screen would be great also, I've always liked how oled screens looked compared to traditional ips screens. I like lg's ui fairly clean and unobtrusive but still has some good custom features. Need to work on thier battery life also, that's my biggest gripe with the g3. I upgrade my phone yearly and this year will probably be one of the most difficult years when it comes to what to get next.

27. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Indeed it is going to be a VERY difficult and interesting year to choose our next phone....with all these beasts coming ahead....except if some flagships make it very easy for us to choose from. And as I said before i will NOT rush into any of them until all flagships are released and reviewed....this is my tactc for this year

28. tokuzumi

Posts: 1828; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I really like the camera on my wife's G2. I'm sure the G4 will not disappoint.

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