The FCC certifies a new LG phone, likely an LG G4 version with wireless charging capabilities
Given the rapid take-off of wireless charging among high-end Android flagship users, it was a bit surprising to see that the LG flagship for the better part of 2015 - the LG G4 - skipped on the feature. LG's Quick Circle Cover does bring the feature to the LG G4, but the cover costs an extra $60 on top of the phone's price.
In the EMEA regions, the LG G4 is known as the LG 815, which may be considered the reference codename of the LG G4 despite the phone's multiple region and carrier-dependent variants. In the US, the AT&T version of the LG G4 is the LG H810, T-Mobile's highly similar variant is codenamed H811, Sprint sells the LG LS991, while Verizon has the LG VS986. Between these multiple variants, the only things that vary in terms of internal hardware are the 3G and 4G LTE bands that the cellular radio supports.
Interestingly, the new LG device that showed up at the FCC earlier today is referred to as the LG H815PX, which appears to be similar by codename to the LG H815P, the LG G4 version that the manufacturer sells in South America and South Africa.
Unfortunately, the FCC documents do not reveal too many specs about the device aside from wireless charging capabilities. Given the codename, there's a good chance that we're looking at a refreshed LG G4, but the extent of the modifications remains unknown for the time being.
While not every device that gets certified by the FCC is actually sold in the US, we're keeping an eye out for more details about this new LG H815PX and we'll let you know as soon as more info surfaces. In the meantime, make sure to drop us a comment and let us know if you'd find any utililty to an LG G4 version with native wireless charging support.