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Popular LG G4 live images likely showed us a mid-range model (G4 s?) with Snapdragon 610, not a flagship

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Popular LG G4 live images likely showed us a mid-range model (G4 s?) with Snapdragon 610, not a flagship
Last Thursday, a bunch of live images of a device suspected to be the LG G4 or LG G4 Note (later assumed the former) piqued our interest. Here was a device that looked the part, with LG's now signature rear-mounted control keys for power and volume, and very little to cause suspicion on our side as to the set's legitimacy. 

After closer inspection, however, folks over at xda-developers noticed that the baseband version (MPSS.DPM.2.0.c11-00010-M8936FAAAANUZM-1) gleaned through the About pane, seen in one of the images, can't belong to any self-respecting flagship phone. Why? Because it tells us that the device in question is actually running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 processor – a mid-range, quad-core chip with Adreno 405 graphics, also known as the MSM8936, or simply 8936. 

With that in mind, it seems far more likely that we're looking at something like an upcoming LG G4 s, modeled after the LG G3 s – alike to the flagship G3 in terms of design, but with decidedly mid-range hardware, including a 5-inch (720 x 1280) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel main camera.


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