Rumor: LG to keep building the G4 out of plastic, but the G4 Note may be a metal-laden warrior!

Some time ago we reported that LG is allegedly looking forward to making an LG G4 that is "radically different" from the LG G3. This piece of news came straight from a high-ranking LG executive, Cho Juno; however, he did not elaborate whether we should expect a metal-made body or not. Of course, we as users are certainly rooting for LG to come out with an outstanding flagship for 2015, and while this does not necessarily require the phone slinger to use metal as a build material, we certainly won't mind it.

According to an industry insider, the second-largest phone maker in South Korea is indeed poised to employ a more "premium" design for its future handset offerings so as to be on par with almost all of its major rivals who are making extensive use of metal. Nonetheless, a recent rumor has it that the G4 won't come with a metal body, as LG is reportedly not ready to make such a general shift in the design department yet. The manufacturer is said to be readying up to produce metal chassis on its own, yet the G4 is probably too far ahead in the pipeline 

Fortunately, this might not be the case with the rumored LG G4 Note phablet that might end up at the very top of LG's portfolio for 2015 - the mysterious handset is tipped to be among the first metal-made top-tier LG device. As a refresher, the LG G4 Note is expected to land sometime in the second half of the year (probably at IFA 2015), whereas the regular G4 should pop up in April or May.

Make sure to check out our rumor round-up for LG's 2015 flagship

source: ZDNet via GForGames



1. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

G4 is going to be awesome. Only phone that can stand-up against S6 in 2015. Just come up with better battery and expandable storage. and camera,screen,soc as good as s6

2. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Give me a premium durable plastic device, with removable backcover! Aluminium is cheap material, comes with scratches out of the box, slips to easily out of the hand and blocks radio signals.

9. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Yeah. I don't understand the fascination of why metal equates to "premium."

12. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

it just looks nice really. but for durability wise, plastic is the best or even carbon fiber.

23. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It doesn't just look better, it also helps it cool down faster than plastic. The phone acts as a giant heat sync

18. Simona unregistered

It feels professional ha some quality.. over plastic.. I prefer both

3. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I prefer plastic.

20. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Are you being sarcastic?

4. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Not necessarily a bad move, if they design the phone properly.

5. carlemillward unregistered

It is still going to have crappy S810, but hopefully Qualcomm updates the firmware so it does not disappoint.

19. Simona unregistered

no they wont they made new chip 815 . bcos they know they did EPIC FAIL with 810... all phones with that chip they SUCKS and WILL suck soft. won't save it..

6. steelew

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I hope they just update the G3 and don't s6-ify it. I want a micro SD slot, removable battery, OIS, 64GB, USB type C, and knock on to wake. I also look forward to not having a home button any more. I hope they announce it soon.

7. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I'm desperately hoping that LG will make the G4 like the G2 and then make the G4 Note a 5.7inch or whatever to compete with the Galaxy Note. I'm looking to upgrade my G2 but really love this size screen and bezels.

10. j_rodz

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

I hope that it will have lasers, a 5.0 litter v6 and a Nikon D4S camera, encased in a hyperbaric chamber. With an assistant like Siri, Cortana and all of the Victoria Secret’s models rolled into one. They should call it the G4y. Now that would be awesome.

11. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

If it comes with removable battery and SD card, I would never have to leave the house. :) Come on LG. I know you can make a great built phone and keep the accessibilties. Don't follow status quo. John B.

13. delta

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Give me removable battery and sd card slot in a new flagship and I'm in, I have been always a galaxy customer I like the multi window feature in the s6 or note 4 more than in lg g3 but if the g4 got good specifications and removable battery and sd card reader I will switch to lg.

14. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It will be slow and lag like crap on top of that the screen will be crap,

15. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Where the hell do you get your information? You often troll my comments, so I'm going to return the favor here. Get off the kick for "Lag." The latest iterations of android on LG flagships have eliminated so much of the lag issues, that it is almost negligible vs ios and other flagship devices. The only exception to the rule is for gamers. If you are constantly gaming, then the most speed available may be of interest. However, for the rest of us, we like functionality. We will make the ever so smallest sacrifice in the speed in order to uphold our control in accessibility to key components. We have better things to do than play games all day. I have never once had a person mention to me that they wish they didn't an SD card because they can't get on Facebook fast enough or send off a text quick enough because of an SD card. I've never once had a customer, friend or family member claim they wish they didn't have a removable battery because the cost of replacing them is cheaper than warranting a trip to the service center. NOT ONCE! In contrast, I've had people claim their frustration that they had to bring their phone in for repair, spend almost $200 only to find out it was a battery issue. Or I have heard how people have lost some crucial info in the cloud never to be found. I asked if they checked their SD cards and behold, there was their info. Yes, we are looking at the more economical aspects rather than at DOOM or ANGRY BIRDS. And what's up with this "Crap screen BS? Samsung's and LG's screens have consistently been tops in reviews. I mean seriously. You act as if your phone is a nipple for feeding. Enjoy your sealed unibody phone. We get your attraction. But, you ignore ours. Why is this? Do you enjoy taking choices away from people? I'm held guilty for pointing out so many more advantages over disadvantages in keeping certain things relevant while those that just want looks and speed can only name a few advantages of sealed and even those are somewhat skewed. I'm in a deli at this very moment and as I glaze around the room, I see four iphones, three Samsungs, two LGs, one HTC and two dumb phones. Can you guess which ones have no cases? The dumb phones. The best looking phones are covered by cases. And now as I come off lunch, another iPhone and Samsung covered with cases. This means people are not as concerned about looks enough that they cover their investments. This leaves only speed in question. Not one of these people are playing games. Most are eating and two women are texting or emailing someone or some office. Is this where the extra speed is needed? It doesn't change the transmission or recieving of digital signal to towers. So what's with the speed unless you're a gamer? John B. .

16. delta

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

You're right, I prefer sd card and replaceable battery than so "premium looks, and I prefer a rich, user friendly and versatile o.s. or u.i. over a top speed o.s. without all that, in fact I like touchwiz and the lg u.i. because they give you usually more options and customization than stock android, but I play games too in my phone so, I can deal with som lag when the game is opened because of the rich featured o.s. but wen it's actually running I need a good gpu for the game to run just fine in high specs, for me I just want a flagship phone with top notch specs, with great multitasking capabilities ( even if that means wait 0.000001 seconds to open an app, ironic here) removable battery, because at the end the battery will fail, sd card reader, and a great 1080p screen, I don't need qHd or 4k displays in a 5"5 smartphone screen. god this just make the games to run worst with the same specs..... But the problem is that I'm not the average user, I use my phone more like a full pc, but the people who usually buy a phone that cost well over the 500€ usually just use it in social apps and to see a video on you tube some time, and is because that people that prefer the looks over the function and functionality that the manufacturers are coming with things like the new s6......I hope lg bring to power users what we want and need, and not another iphone wana be.

21. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Long response for a troll, not worth it.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Thank you so very much! It's high time someone else starts to put fools in their place. It's funny how some iDiot can cry lag, when he has never even used the phone. Certainly not the one above, because it isn't even out. They simply repeat what the other fools chirp, and they've usually have never used the phone in question. In fact if I was an iPhone user and I had lag, I'd certainly be complaining considering the half-assed hardware inside and no multi-tasking, yet all iPhones still have lag. Even today with iOS 8.2, it still takes more than 5 secs for the phone to set the wallpaper. Why does it take so long to apply wallpaper? If you phone doesn't lag, that means it ain't doing anything. If it ain't doing anything, why do you even have it? Extra cost for a phone that does nothing? If my phone with all its features and full multi-tasking didn't have some lag once in a while, i'd be pissed because that would mean their is something wrong with it. All they can talk about is speed. As you said, how much speed do you need to text, read email, go online or use Facebook? The thing is, that's all they can cry about. For all the iFans go back to your phones, there is plenty to cry about. How about those crappy cameras? 1.2MP was the standard in 2004. 8MP cameras is so 2011. 1GB of RAM is so 2009. 720p is so 2009. 1080p is so 2012. Why don't you cry to Apple ask them, how are they charging $749 for a phone that has less than one that cost exactly $100 less.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All these devices using the Note name, but not have the Note capabilities. LG take "note" You "Note" isn't as good as Samsung's Galaxy Note because it actually sets the standard for what the word "note" means in the name.

24. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I hate glossy plastic. I think a sandstone finish would look nice on the G4.

25. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Yeah i agree with the iphone lag...i used the 5s and it does lag...people dont see it lags much because of the animation scake it has...bjt its slow on opening apps, setting wallpaper ,loading settings...and it has no multitasking and other features plus a 8 mp and 1.2 camera....little detail and its worst at night...and still they charge 700+ for a iphone ,when a midrange android with the same spec cost 150 dollors...

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