LG’s 'premium' G4 Pro phablet to come with 5.8" QHD display and dual camera setup

LG’s 'premium' G4 Pro phablet to come with 5.8
Back in the spring, LG Electronics' head of Mobile Communications revealed during a quarterly results presentation that LG will be releasing a "super-premium" handset in the second half of the year, dubbed tentatively G4 Pro. There hasn't been much info exactly what would that word entail, and LG later went back on the "premium" wording, saying that its chief never uttered those words, but there will indeed be a "hero" device from LG in the fall, and, if Korean media is to be believed, it will be still quite intriguing, "premium" build or not.

The LG director most recently mentioned that this will be a high-end handset, slated for Q4 release. Today's Korean publications are finally tipping the eventual specs, which include a 5.8" IPS-LCD display, 4 GB of DDR4 RAM, and... surprise, surprise... a dual camera setup, claiming that the shooter will be its main differentiating point, when compared to the Note5 and other premium phablets it will be up against. As for the chipset, the rumored Snapdragon 820 is unlikely, says the source, which would probably leave us with Snapdragon 810 still - hopefully the thermal management and throttling issues that were shown with the LG G Flex 2 will have been overcome by then.

source: INews24 via G4Games

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23 Comments

1. Cela911

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

LG Just put in a big battery please!!! so we can get some decent battery life, and optimise your software.

20. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

removable big battery with optimized software and hardware will beat the hell out of other competitors. It will be great if dual cameras will merge the photo into one like HDR in real time. Why not the camera app include different manual exposure, light and other settings for each camera seperately and then the final shot taken from both cams be merged into one as a real time HDR? It will provide better detail, quality and depth in photos. Plz no dual camera just for the sake of silly bokeh effect.

2. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Premium? Just make it thin and metal. Stop being stubborn thats just what people want right now.

5. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Razor blades? No thank you! Go buy some at the store if you want to cut yourself.

6. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

No razor thin just 7-8mm is ideally thin. 9mm-10mm is too thick with with case its the same thickness as feature phone from 5 years ago. I dont see any sub 8 mm phone from lg yet..

14. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Thank god for LG not following such a stupid trend.

18. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I hope LG will not follow this stupid trend. G4 Pro with big removable battery and sd card will be a great success. But I have a doubt about sd808 and sd810, ppl afraid of these two firedragons, including me. Firedragon can fail G4 Pro like it failed G4. Why not LG negotiate with Huawei to give them kirin 950 for G4 Pro? or with samsung for 7422?

7. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

do you really want SD 810 in a thin and metal body

10. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

make it thin? no, please stop this thinness craz. 8-9mm is pretty ok. Just put big battery plz. We want good battery life

13. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Premium smartphone mean sleek body and aesthetic first.. without compromises in performance or battery life. Thats a show of design enginering prowes of phone manufactures. Sony z3+ with sleeker body and sd 810 still have better battery life than lg g4...8mm is not thin anymore..above thats just too thick for 2015 standard.

15. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

You always comprise battery if you make it thin. Why on earth do you need a phone to be 7mm thin? Makes no sense...

16. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Absolutely!why on earth do you need a phone to be 7mm thin? big battery with good optimization is more important, and where it is written that phone cannot be designed beautiful with big battery?

24. price777999

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 19, 2015

No it is NOT !... I hate metal phones ....especially aluminium ,hate it !

3. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

810? Ill stick with my G4 and S6.

4. carlemillward unregistered

I wonder why companies are taking so long to release their phablets, HTC One Max 2, LG G3 Pro, Sony Z3 Ultra. None of these came out yet. Instead they skipping iterations.

8. Shocky unregistered

If they're using SN810 it won't sell.

9. bikrame

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

I am skipping it , if it comes with 810. Too hot. Can't handle it.

11. summerofsam

Posts: 60; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

Heatdragon, and a display that just can't touch a Samsung Super Amoled! Oh and speakers will probably be on the back again. It will probably be plastic as well.

12. Wrightdj21

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

I just want a new phone to come out without quad hd its like thought,it was great at first then realized it destroys my battery

17. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

LG please no SD card slot and no removable battery XD.

19. alouden unregistered

Here is my concerns: according to the story the shooter will be the distinguishing feature. Sorry to say, but between the G4, Iphone and galaxy s6/note5, I don't see cameras getting so much better. I just think LG focuses on the wrong feature here. The G4 has an excellent camera already. Folks complain about the build. Every review starts with the 'less than premium build...' Work on that. Move away from plastic, since It seems to be a feature Samsung and Apple use to their advantage. The bigger screen size is not going to help. A fingerprint scanner is also a must (just so they are not at a disadvantage). Additionally, I can't fault them for the processor choice they made with the G4 earlier in the year (they had little choice and the G4 was for me a great phone), but if they use the 810 and the issues remain or there is throttling, then this is on them. As for the SD card/removable battery, both Apple and Samsung have proved that consumers in general don't really care about that.

21. rowlin

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Definitely need a better screen to compete with Note, also a USB-C port. Thin usually means worse battery life, I think the way the have a curved back, thicker in the middle and thinner on the edges works great.

23. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Removable battery is a big deal for me but if it has internal battery and is big enough and easy to replace I might deal with it since it looks like I really have no other options.

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