LG mentions the G4 at CES 2015, says it has no choice but to experiment with it

LG mentions the G4 at CES 2015, says it has no choice but to experiment with it
Sticking to a naming convention with your flagship smartphone line certainly makes sense, so it's not surprising that the industry as a whole has been referring to the successor of the LG G3 as the, well, LG G4. But we never really had actual proof that the company is, indeed, going to name its next big hitter that. That is, until the folks behind TrustedReviews approached LG's Director of Corporate Communications, Ken Hong, for a chat, and he name-dropped the G4.

Now, to be completely fair, Mr. Hong is cited as having said that the next LG flagship might end up being called something else, but the really interesting part of the chat has more to do with his company's plans for the G4. While this could be Mr. Hong simply doing his job, drumming up interest in the next flagship, it is worth pointing out that LG nevertheless seems determined to "experiment" with the G4:


We certainly agree. Sure, we loved the LG G2 and the G3, and even the G Pro 2 was a pretty decent offering, but it will be wrong for the company to assume that this means that they can't drop the ball with the G4. That said, if they do deliver a comparable or superior device to the newly-announced G Flex2, we imagine that LG won't have trouble convincing the Android realm that its flagship is where it's at.

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23 Comments

1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

"I don’t think people are as loyal on the Android side as they are on the iOS side, so you really have to win every customer with your products." Mr. Hong, well said.

5. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

That's the beauty of android. If you fav manufacture not producing good enough product, you can switch. Unlike BB/iPhone user who stuck at their fav company. You could look pitty defending some dying company.

11. moe123

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

"Thats the beauty of android" I doubt that LG find this to be beautiful. Every comapny wants to make as much profit as they can ,without having to spend a lot of money manufacturing and innovating the products. What i think he meant is:(why does apple get away with all the profits and loyal customers without invvoating for years,and we who make way better produtcs and invvoations can't make S**T).

14. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Well, the good side of non-open is apple like loyal user, but when things goes sour in fruit like condition, look at blackberry. no one buy it, no matter how hard bb tried, no one want to touch bb10 device. where's in LG (or any roboto manufacture) condition is they still on the most wanted platform, so they could steal back any of the lost customer.

21. srgonu

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

With apple more than saying user is loyal I say user is stuck

23. auntjemima

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I think they themselves have already know the answer. If not, I will tell you. Simply status quo, meaning it's the popular thing that everyone has, and most people want it because their friends or their piers have it.

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Problem with not good enough Apple products is that they are not gooing to be bought.

17. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Spoken like someone who's been to the highest mountain top all the way down to the lowest valley. They know they can't rest with companies like Xiami & Oppo out there now. Throw in Samsungs flat mobile sales from 2014, & anyone could be the next Blackberry, MicroSoft, Palm, or Nokia.

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Just make two version of the G4, one with QHD+SD810 and one with FHD+SD808. Then put a competitive price on the FHD variant to compete with Zenfone 2.

6. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Yes cause asus phones are selling like hotcakes. LG doesn't compete with Asus who sells fraction of the phones LG sells. But I agree with your approach. All android manufacturers should try it. Same phone two specs. Both great specs but one super beast for those looking the top of the line and the other for those looking for value for money.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

S808s GPU is weaker than the S805s

12. aabhij1k

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 25, 2014

Right frnd , there should be tow variants.

18. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I would rather go the Sony way, one compact 4.5-7", one regular 5.0-3" and one phablet 5.7+". All using best chips available and different resolution. Then you have mid range they can use weaker hardware, but maintain the most software etc.

3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Good to know that they realized they cant just throw latest processors, more RAM, and up the camera, and call it a day. I cant wait to see what they come up with. It should be a given that the G4 will have at least a better QHD screen (less power hungry, and brighter compared to the G3) SD810, 3-4GB DDR4 Ram, 13MP OIS camera, at least a 3+ MP front camera, along with 32GB memory, plus a SD card slot.

4. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

well that is the new standard of the H1 2015 phones that all will come up with the point is, the software optimizations and features. IMO it is all a matter of tastes :D

8. NightSurfer

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Its nice to be in the android world. There are a lot of choices. OEMs are vying to make something new on their product and stand out.

9. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

indeed...i'm more loyal to an iOS device and tend to go back and forth with various Android devices. I haven't found that one Android device yet. ps im not huge on specs instead more on the user experience, compatibility, camera, and form factor. i dont think i can carry a phone larger than the iphone 6 but that's my opinion im sure you all have your own taste so no harm im just not a fan of LG phones it seems too much like Samsung phones and im not impressed with Samsung devices at all.

10. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

You need to have some outstanding features be it software or hardware related. Samsung is doing this with its Note Series of devices. It's their fourth iteration now and there's still no competitor to compete with the Note and that's not just a question of hardware. If you want succeed in the mobile sector you have to be creative and first of all listen to your customers! What are the main points users are complaining about? Say battery life, then give your customers a bigger battery and battery optimized software. Camera, what about less megapixel but bigger sensors?! Xenon flash instead of "true tone" leds. Speakers which deserve to be called speakers. Instead of higher resolution displays which nobody needs (UHD....) what about power efficient, brighter and vivid screens with superb outdoor visibility. It's time to stop creating new categories of devices to succeed, Just listen and evolve, make the ones you have better.

13. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

I'll be happy as long as Samsung (my fave company) and LG continue to avoid at all costs emulating the iPhone line. If every phone manufacturer in the world would fail, and all I had to use was the iPhone, then I would cobble together two tin cans and a line of string.

15. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

AGREE. I don't buy XiaoMi just because I hate the MIUI. I prefer the original UI like Samsung/LG/Sony/HTC

19. paeschli

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

And that people, is why Nokrisoft (or whatever it is called) has a place in the mobile world in the future. People buying Android phones aren't loyal to a specific brand, but people buying a Lumia phone and who like it, will likely buy another Lumia.

20. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I don't think the upcoming LG G4 has to be all that "experimental" to win as many fans as the G3. Slight improvements here and there are fine with me. I am happy with the G3's size and weight, screen quality, battery life, small bezels, tap to wake up, buttons on the back only. Not sure how they could tweak it other than a higher level qualcomm chip, a bit lighter perhaps, slightly bigger battery, same price. I would buy it.

22. alex_g3

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

Wow I can't wait...G3 first with QHD Flex2 with SD810 Oh my my G3 still running perfectly fine but I will upgrade in a heartbeat as soon as it hits my carrier! I know they will bring something new just like last year and this year at CES something that other companys won't do till next year or for Samsung with the note 5 and Sony with the z5

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