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

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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  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)

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15 Comments

1. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

meh looking

3. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Someone should have think earlier that this is a midranger. It has black plastic buttons on the back, not any fancy metalic looking ones + the cheap pattern on the back body

10. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I took one look at the about page, googled the SoC and dismissed it was a flagship. PA must do 0 to non background check before posting an article.

2. seven7dust unregistered

this is lower than mid-range. SD410 is entry level, it's actually slower than the entire range of Meditek phones starting from 100$ onwards. why would LG be dumb enough to use the same design on their flagship and SD410 low end device

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The article says Snapdragon 610, not 410, which would place it in the midrange category.

11. seven7dust unregistered

they changed it !!! I could swear it was posted as SD410 when I read it a hr ago.

4. Sauce5 unregistered

Hopefully. The G3 is absolutely gorgeous. No way LG would downgrade the looks on that beauty.

15. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

correct you

5. Doctorluv unregistered

UGLY......

6. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I'd pay $100 for it. Is that an antenna? Can you watch TV on it?

7. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

In South Korea, yes. :)

14. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

It's a stylus pen:http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-G4-Stylus-shows-up-in-leaked-photo_id67728 This device is rumored to be 5,3" midranger with a stylus.

8. VSN24

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Now it all makes sense!

12. 2faraway

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

nahh those vessels!! This is more like the G4 Stylus!! Any-one??

13. 2faraway

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

nahh those vessels!! This is more like the G4 Stylus!! Any-one??

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