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LG to release a 'super premium phone' this year, tips CEO, is that you G4 Pro?

LG to release a 'super premium phone' this year, tips CEO, is that you G4 Pro?
Just like HTC, LG already tipped that it is not done for the year, and will be introducing a gamechanging hero device in the second half of the year, not to get outdone by Samsung, Apple, or the assorted Chinese warriors.

So far, all rumors point towards this flagship's flagship being the LG G4 Pro, with a 6" Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM, 20 MP camera, and all other bells, whistles and accoutrements stuffed in a thin metal body.

Sounds too good to be true? Well, think twice, as the President of LG Electronics Cho Jun-ho himself tipped during the quarterly LG results press conference that the company will have a "super premium phone" for H2 release. LG, he said, is planning to double down on its traditional strengths, like smartphones and high-end TVs, in order to get out of the share price slump it is currently in, instead of jumping into unexplored territories. 

The G4 Pro, or whatever this "super premium" handset gets named, will apparently be a niche market device for premium users, and LG is currently mulling how to time its release date around the Note 5 and iPhone 6s Plus unveiling. Besides this premium phone with larger screen, the company will also be betting on various modifications of the G4, claims the source, perhaps something in the realm of the rumores G4 Note that is supposed to sport a 5.8" display, Snapdragon 808 chipset and, wait for it... a stylus. Enough said.

source: ETNews

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33 Comments

1. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Can't wait, live to see companies like LG and Samsung that push the envelope. So the trickle down helps all us consumers

13. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's not going to have an 820, only if it's out like dec -March window, I.e. The 820 will not be coming out in October or November

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

coming little late is better than coming with 808 again... PLZ no more cheap aluminium at the name of premiumness... cheap aluminium is for cheap ppl who think it is premium... cant they see ugly dents and scratches?

2. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

LG G4 is a really decent phone. Wonder why it is not so successful?

3. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

I'm also wondering how the phones value depreciated so quickly. I can pick up a sealed G4 on Kijiji for 480$, and considering it came out a few months back, that's crazy.

14. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Because it looks cheap and as cheap parts I, it, yes why it as your sd card reader, it as cheap none flagship parts like ddr3 ram phone I.e. The A8 is very close to this phone in spec and looks way better

24. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Let me correct you "the a8 is very close to this phone in price and looks worse"

25. Seattletech

Posts: 54; Member since: May 14, 2014

The a8 is the best looking phone out for any price. The g4 is plain ugly clunky and a leather back doesnt save it. This is coming from a g2 g3 note 4 s6 edge owner

31. price777999

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 19, 2015

I think the g4 is the best looking phone available .

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

People are stupid and will rather buy overpriced products simple as that

11. TBomb

Posts: 1181; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

It's all about the name, not the actual thing.

22. 2faraway

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

LOL, right on the dot brother, you just make every-one shut up. LOL owned the so called The big thing S4, when G2 came out I wasn't sure about it, went try one of those displays and guess what didn't spend a week 'till got the device so:! """"It's all about the name, not the actual thing"""

20. TerryTerius unregistered

They sold 10 million G3 units. Their performance this year is significantly below that. You can't blame all of that on so called stupidity. This is a crazy idea apparently, but maybe people just liked they offerings of other companies more. And then there's aesthetics to consider, and maybe some people simply didn't fancy the looks of the G4.

26. Seattletech

Posts: 54; Member since: May 14, 2014

LG lost their design direction with getting to confident with the G3. The G4 is bulkier.

10. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Good but not best. G2 was better than S4 and one m7, G3 has first QHD display, G4 has nothing special to S6 and other devices.

16. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

100% it as nothing better, it's just got some thing that some in this site need, but there better off just buying a cheap China phone if they need that setup The s6 edge is the fastest best looking phone going today, for the 1st time I can say that over the iphone And the same will be the case for the note 5 over the iPhone 6s plus

23. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

It looks premium, but battery is not.

27. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Simply due to S808.

33. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I think the appearance of LG G4 is holding sales down compared to the Metal Phones. I hope the Stainless Series continue removable batteries and SD Card- like Samsung Alpha and Note 4 were -practical for Power Users and less glass to worry about .

4. Cheezwiz

Posts: 499; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Every time I see a 6" phone rumor I wonder why OEMs don't manufacture Ultra-wide (21:9) HD dimensions. It seems like a 21:9 HD screen would be more ergonomic in the hand. I don't care if the phone is longer top-to-bottom, but i need to be able to hold the phone comfortably.

7. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I imagine it would be a pain in the ass to use.

6. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

HTC & LG are doing big risk. They screwed up their flagship line badly. Now if they try a new flagship series and may get again trumped by the S6 edge+, Note 5 & A8(may be). Customers may lose faith in their flagships. In spite of the bad response S5 faced, Samsung managed to keep their flagship series of S & Note intact by releasing better product in the same series. A new flagship level phone from HTC & LG will kill the remaining prospects(what ever left) of HTC One M9 & LG G4 repectively and will be declared super flops.

8. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Seem fantastic..wow im eager for this phone.i currently own a LG G3 wanted to upgrade to the g4 but i think ill wait a little longer for this beast..realy would wish they made the overall bezels just as the g3 or smaller..thats the only thing which is keeping me back from purchasing the G4(it grew in size)..but overall the G4 is the best phone so far for this year. Innovation only comes form southkorea!!

30. chenski

Posts: 745; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

G3 user here waiting for g5, if it does not live up to expectations I'm looking at switching companies

9. Djz89

Posts: 437; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

include premium battery aswell and you have a very good phone.

12. LeFritz

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Dang, I wished they would stick to 5.5 inches than 6..

15. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Why does it seem oem's are not plugged into the community very much. I'm going to start a phone company. We'll have 4 phones. Same internals on all 4 basically. Two will have 5" screens and two 6" phablets. There will be a vanilla version of both that will feature stock Android with unlocked bootloaders, sd slot and removable battery and then there will be the other version for the masses that's pretty, built with popular materials with no sd slot or removable battery. Hardware on both will be top of the line. All at OP prices. And we'll take over the world. Well, the developed world at least. In time we'll make devices that are mid-range, but we will not get convoluted or pigeon hole ourselves.

17. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

G4 ergonomics and features plus Sd 820 ,digitized stylus , 6 inch display, fingerprint scanner ..and it would be a beast

19. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

5.8" the most please..5.6 inches would be perfect.

21. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Said no girl ever

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