LG teases "vegetable-skinned" leather back for the LG G4

LG teases
Last week, we showed you a large collection of leaked LG G4 images including several that showed a leather back for the device. On LG's Facebook page this morning, the manufacturer posted a teaser that basically confirms that those leather backed pictures of the phone are legitimate. We also learned that the leather is vegetable-tanned. LG writes, "Always have authentic luxury in hand. The brand new LG G4 with vegetable-tanned leather cover. See the great, feel the great."

LG also posted a pair of promotional photos showing the unannounced handset in black and white. The device is expected to be officially unveiled at a media event on April 28th in New York City.

We have seen various specs leaked for the phone, and the only thing we can say for sure is that LG has confirmed that the rear camera will be 16MP with an aperture of f/1.8. That will allow users to take sharp pictures even under low-light conditions. The manufacturer also revealed that the front-facing camera will weigh in at 8MP.

On the 28th, we also might see the LG G4 Note surface. This is a premium handset that LG is rumored to be offering to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, right down to the G Pen that reportedly will come with the device.

source: LG via AndroidCentral

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1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

IMO the back looks ugly as hell.

16. av911 unregistered

And you look at the back when you're using your phone?

21. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

call it ugly and we will always call it "Beauty with many Purpose" we will not force any lg hater to like it! but for us this is so really nice looking phone with class and elegance. i love the brown and the yellow!

25. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Man with opinion = hater/fanboy. Have to love community on PA

39. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

start it with your self! LOL

24. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Only those people who really don't know how to appreciate fashion and arts would probably call it ugly! #LOL

32. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

And I would say only a fanboy would call this beautiful.... Everyone has their own opinion don't force yours on others..

35. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

everyone is a fanboy.

37. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

@ nodes you nailed it !

33. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Really?????????? :-D

2. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Yeah, whatever, still looks randomly designed and ugly like all recent LG phones. I have an LG TV, an LG G Watch R but I won't get an LG phone until they fix their design and change their logo.

12. samsboy unregistered

Yeah, LG TV is good. If there anything I love most in my house, it is my 32 inch led LG TV. The display is very good and pictures look great. But I will get the LG G4 if there is a dual sim version. Design good or bad, all I want is that the performance should be good with a good battery life. What strikes me with the LG G4 is the 5.5in screen with thin bezel.

3. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's good that they offer removable back covers. But that leather look is not my cup of tea. Will they offer a removable metallic cover in the future?

5. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

The leather isnt even the standard. Third picture you have the plastic back. Metal wouldnt work with the wireless charging.

14. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Honestly, probably not. In order to have a metal back, the phone would need exterior antennas.

4. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

the double stiching thing looks ugly , if Lg removes it then this phone is decent

40. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Pretty much my complaint. I would love to have options other than... That annoying stitch.

6. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

This is interesting.... When pictures of G4 came out, people were mostly satisfied. On this article, on the other hand, I can see only HATE... Wtf ?

10. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Haters are more active than likers. Haters go to every article they can and say its ugly while those who like say it once :p

13. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

We must call ugly what is really ugly. Hate has nothing to do with that. That leathery look is not worthseing.

15. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Most of those who liked it should be LG fans.... I honestly don't like this design... And that stich in middle nah.. BTW I don't care about design much... Function over form for me...

31. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Not at all, I actually saw people here more convinced when the first image popped out. When you go to other sites esp AA and Pocketnow, you can read more hatred

7. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Like it when people talk subjectively and add IMO/IMHO. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion.

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

that brown colour and the stitching looks soo ugly, black leather might look better though.

23. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Truly a fashion phone of the year! its so classic and elegant looking phone! another additional BEST OF THE BEST Reddot design award for LG!

9. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

looks like the g4 gave birth to an elephant :))http://img-9gag-ftw.9cache.com/photo/aRPOXrq_700b.jpg

29. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Nice maymay, do you want a cookie now?

11. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Why didn't they do a premium build instead of trying dress is up? Be interesting see final specs anyways.

17. av911 unregistered

Premium build like non-removable battery and no microsd? Yeah, give us less options.

20. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

what is premium for you? for us this is a premium looking design. you hate it but we love it!

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