LG will reportedly unveil the G4 Pro/Note on October 10, expect removable battery and plastic build

LG will reportedly unveil the G4 Pro/Note on October 10, expect removable battery and plastic build
According to new reports from South Korea, the LG G4 Note/Pro will be officially unveiled on the 10th of October, and will share many of the hardware specs and characteristics that LG debuted on the LG G4.

With the LG G4 already out since April and the holiday shopping season just around the corner, there has been a lot of talk lately about an LG G4-derived phablet. In fact, LG officials confirmed on a couple of occasions that the company is getting ready to launch a new high-end smartphone, and just last week, LG's Cho Juno confirmed that the company's next high-end smartphone will be unveiled at some point in Q4 2015. 

Earlier today, a couple of distinct reports claiming to reveal details about the handset emerged in LG's home market of South Korea.

According to one of the reports, the LG G4 Note/Pro will be officially unveiled at a special press conference on October 10th. This date lines up well with the confirmed unveiling timeframe, as the fourth quarter starts on October 1st, and it would make a lot of sense for LG to try to give its new high-end phablet a few months before the December shopping frenzy.

The other report claims that the LG G4 Note will share many of the characteristics of the standard LG G4. Included here are a plastic build, a removable battery, back-mounted volume and power buttons, as well as a display with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels. As far as the improvements are concerned, the LG G4 Note is said to come with a dual-camera setup that would bring better depth perception. The LG G4 is one of the best smartphones around as far as the primary camera quality is concerned, and any improvement will certainly please smartphone photography enthusiasts. Early rumors claimed that the LG G4 Pro/Note will bring a metal build, but given that LG backtracked on its original "super-premium" claims regarding the upcoming handset, a plastic build does seem more likely.

Update: The LG G4 Note was recently spotted in the TENAA database. The photos confirm a removable back cover and reveal a metallic frame.

One detail that's currently missing from the puzzle - or at least the puzzle as unofficial reports paint it - is the chipset of choice. LG previously went for the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 with the original G4, but several sources claim that the LG G4 Pro will come with an improved chipset. Since Q4 2015 is probably too early to hope for a Snapdragon 820, the often-criticized Snapdragon 810 might turn out to be the chip that powers LG's upcoming phablet.


source: eto.co.kr | fnnews via GforGames

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26 Comments

1. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Waiting for butthurt Note 5 haters to jump with joy. Plastic build will not turn around things for LG. They had a chance if realeased along with Note 5/edge plus by tricking some customers away. Now that the Note 5 is getting good reviews, leaves lesser room for G4 Pro. Add the launch of iPhone 6S Plus, G4 Pro may be DOA.

4. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Couldnt agree more. Is it too much to ask for a more premium build?

20. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Depends on what you define as premium. I HATE these glass covered phones. Makes no sense for a portable device that should be easy to handle and withstand at least a modicum of abuse. Seriously, those are BASIC UX considerations for mobile phones, in my opinion. Seriously. I'm a bit irked. Basic UX smartphone manufacturers, do some critical thinking or something.

10. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Crap that, I rather pay for an honor 7 for £210, than use a cheap looking plastic phone, the cam very good for £210

22. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Of course it's going to get good reviews because it's a damn good phone. Samsung is trying to compete with Apple on their level and it just won't work because Apple has a very loyal fan base and Apple has stuck with the same set up features since the beginning. Samsung too has a loyal fan base, but the s6 and the Note 5 design (lack of features) that existed so many years will make some of their passionate fans that loved the old Samsung move on. At the same time Samsung will attract new fans due to the premium build, but I feel that Samsung will lose more consumers than they will gain with their new design approach. It's not about the build, it's about what Samsung has removed. It would have made since from a business perspective to offer the best of both worlds and continue catering to your current fan base, while offering premium build so that they could attract new fans. Slowly but surely this is appearing to look more and more like a bad investment because the sales are nowhere close to justifying what they've spent to produce these premium material devices. It also isn't helping that Samsung is in a market with other well established competition, not to mention the upcoming manufacturers from China that are stepping up their game as well in the Android market and making a name for themselves.

2. Shocky unregistered

I feel a little sorry for Android manufacturers, they're pretty much stuck with SN810, the alternatives just aren't good enough with the exception of Exynos 7420

3. MahmoudHamsharii

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Z5 Premium all the way >>

11. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's not out to nov 2015 if 4k was any good, I.e. They was unable to see it, unlike oled, then I also be all over it, to 4k oled comes out its not an upgrade, you best off just buying the edge + in November when it will be way cheaper or buy the normal z5 as its got a good cam or the motto style Please note if the screen was even close to Samsung 2k oled I be all over it, but it's not (Samsung by the way can easy get s phone out before November, but the CPU will run like crap, so not going to happen, they did have a demo phone with it on for the note 5)

5. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

SD810 kinda kills it for me. Oh well. Maybe next year.

6. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

Definitely glad I went with the Note 5 instead of waiting for this turd.

7. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I have the lg stylo. im not a heavy uswr user this thimg cant even handle basic tasks like uploading a pocture onto fb from chrome. Now the radio is going out and Im missing most of my calls. I didnt have this issue a week ago. I tested it woth different towers too.

8. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

I'm not an LG fan but why should people be worried about plastic on phones if it is well done? Maybe I'm wrong. But the thing is that LG would hardly turn things around with the pro. The g4 didn't sell as much as it should. Lg is a great manufacturer at the same time but things aren't good for the major players now.

12. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

As it was not well done on the G4 we have no hope

16. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Well lg still not play the premium card right. If lg move to metal and thin build premium quality they could gain more interest like samsung with s6. No one call bulky plastic premium right know when just half of chinese manufactures have flagship made of metal.

9. bigdad1963

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Note 3 owner here and what matters to me most are an SD card, big replaceable battery (Max screen on time), great camera, and front facing speakers. A more premium build would be nice, but it adds cost and my phone stays in a case, so LG is primed to take my money.

13. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

That not what the users of the lg4 have said that moved right back to the note 5', just by an wireless charger case, keeps the phone safe and keeps it charged up

14. theguyinbox

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

I still can't understand what's so "premium" about metal or glass phones? I literally just wrapped a potato in aluminum and baked it so explain to me how this is some precious metal lol. I'll take function over form any day.

18. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

can you bake potato by wrapped it with plastic littered in your house?

21. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

It's premium because it costs more money, both when you buy it and when you break it. TL;DR - Users are stupid. No, in reality, the premium aspect of aluminum and glass comes from the "feel" when you touch it. It is a legitimate consideration made by UX designers and the reason why Apple blew up the way it did. They employed a lot of Cognitive Science and UX experts that led them down the path of making desirable products for the senses.

24. vgyliu

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

for people that doesnt use cases the premium feel is nice but i have seen so many people drop their S5 and note phone and crack the phone still. I pick function over premium due to 64 gb isnt enough space for me since i have my movies, music and books on my phone. Slowly the phones are losing those features.

15. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Im dissapointed on the samsung they promised lag free galaxy s6..and after a month it lags so much..im done with samsung..my g3 which used cloudyg3 rom performed better than my s6 now in terms of speed and daily usage.im going back to LG.samsung lags..im sure the note 5 will crazily lag after a few months aswell.

17. iReligion

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Well I need a new Phone the SG3 is on its last leg.. I am hoping that the G4 Pro has good hardware and configuration, big consumer replaceable battery and SD card are a good start. What I want is a phone with a big screen that will last as long as my S3 or longer I got it in 2012. First choice G4 Pro if the specs are good Second would be Sony Z5 premium Lastly would be the Note 5 because Premium metal and glass are something I don't want or need. Incipio needs to release an off grid case for the Note 5 if I go that route.

19. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I hope this is a sign that LG is listening and that other manufacturers will follow suit. Metallic frame with removable battery and SD card accessibility, is a hanset with functionality, flexibility and quality build. So far, I haven't missed Samsung since moving to LG. There's nothing like having far more control over the two options as mentioned. Already has saved me headaches. John B.

23. Elfmonster unregistered

I'm crazy I guess. I prefer plastic removable back cover, replaceable battery, SD card, tons of ram, with the highest quality issues focused not on a dumb glass back but on a big pretty screen, high-end sound system, killer camera and high-fidelity audio recording. This is why Google needs to get their build-a-bear phone factory running, so we can all just choose our own checklist.

25. bigdad1963

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I will be dumping my Note 3 and abandoning samdung for the Moto X Pure, Nexus 6 or the G4 Pro. I'm looking for a good camera, expandable storage, smooth ui, good battery life (preferably removable) and definitely front facing speakers. Unfortunately the leaks seem to show more idiotic bottom speakers on the G4, but I'll wait for the actual launch to see if I need to exclude it.

26. bigdad1963

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I will be dumping my Note 3 and abandoning samdung for the Moto X Pure, Nexus 6 or the G4 Pro. I'm looking for a good camera, expandable storage, smooth ui, good battery life (preferably removable) and definitely front facing speakers. Unfortunately the leaks seem to show more idiotic bottom speakers on the G4, but I'll wait for the actual launch to see if I need to exclude it. OIS & a fingerprint reader are frosting.

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