LG shows off the LG G4's user interface and features, primes the flagship for April 28 launch
posted by Luis D.
Apr 06, 2015, 2:01 AM
The LG G4 launch campaign is going by the textbook. Last week, we got to know what its 5.5-inch Quad-HD display has in store, and now, ahead of the LG G4's April 28 reveal, LG published a video showing off its new LG UX 4.0 user experience - that is, the Android interface that the smartphone operates with. At a quick glance, LG UX 4.0 improves on the LG G3's interface with subtle color changes and a number of new features.
Speaking of features, there's camera-centric stuff like Quick Shot and Expert Camera Mode, letting you double-press the volume down button on the back to take a photo or use geolocation tagging to sort photos from a specific place into an album. LG also evolved the Smart Notice feature into Smart Board, which now displays information from your schedule, music, and health apps on the home-screen widget - in addition to providing weather alerts and customized suggestions on the go.
Otherwise, things look pretty familiar, at least on the visual side. Apart from modding the colors, LG also replaced the KitKat nav buttons with the love-them-or-hate-them Lollipop-style buttons. This suggests the LG G4 won't be touting capacitive keys - not much of a surprise, considering its LG G2 & LG G3 heritage. The video also shows the outline of what's presumably the LG G4's back panel - but it looks exactly the same as the LG G3, so we won't go on debating it, as LG might as well be hiding the G4's final design prior to the launch date. We'll get to learn more about the flagship pretty soon.
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