The G4 announcement will come after MWC, as LG wants to 'spend more time perfecting the phone'

The G4 announcement will come after MWC, as LG wants to 'spend more time perfecting the phone'
When details about the LG G4 leaked a few days ago, we started hoping to see it unveiled around the time the MWC expo rolls in in a month and change. The G2 and G3 were both well-received, catapulting the company from 4% global market share in 2013, to more than a 6% forecast this year, and with an ever-increasing pie at that.  

A Snapdragon 810 will be reportedly driving the LG G4, a Quad HD display and 3 GB of RAM are a given, and a dump of Android 5.0 has brought forth evidence of 5312 × 2988 resolution pictures that will be available from the flagship. That leads to speculation that the device will feature a 16 MP wide rear camera, which would be a nice bump from the 13 MP shooter on the LG G3.

Well, it looks like we will have to wait the traditional nine months to a year after the previous flagship edition announcement, when it comes to the G4. An LG exec has confirmed for one Korean publication that it won't be seeing the light of day at MWC. "We rolled out the G3 in May last year so we do not plan to unveil the G4 at this year's Mobile World Congress and [will] spend more time perfecting the new phone." Well, at least the name got confirmed officially, as well as the announcement framed for some time in late spring. Also, by that time Qualcomm will have probably ironed out all the Snapdragon 810 kinks, so the G4 can ship with the trendy chipset en masse. 

source: ChosunIlbo

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)

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22 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I doubt hold ups are LGs.

2. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Great! They rushed the g3 and it ended up suffering for it.

10. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

G3 is not suffering in any way! its a great phone and one of the best ever made! it helps the LG to increased its sales from 40 millions smartphone 2013 to over 70 millions smartphone this 2014! it is a not suffering in both specs performance and sales.

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It's a great design with much improved UI, but they should have waited for the 805 with that QHD screen.

18. chejofan

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

Suffering? The G3 is a fantastic phone in every aspect. If I had to buy a new phone, it would be this, again, even when new models are arrived. I think that when it comes to android, Sony and LG are the best manufactorers, with the highest costumer satisfaction, as you can read in Gsmarena.

19. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Suffering???? G4 is one of the best smartphone of 2k14. go and wash ur f*****g face boi

3. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm 100% the 810 is not ready

4. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

read that: We want to see what Samsung do first.

9. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

nope, infact LG will give way for galaxy s6 to compete with iphone6. Samsung and LG are giving and sharing strategies. LG costumers are more loyal than Samsung or any other Smartphone's brand using Android OS. LG G4 shall be the CENTER OF ATTENTION after MWC Event!

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No probs LG, take your time. Bring something new and exciting as you always do.

12. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Hell yeah! Let's see how LG will make our Life's Good even more.

6. TBomb

Posts: 1205; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

new phone in August.. so the delay of this to perfect could work out just fine for me

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1794; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

It will be the first phone with the 820! That's what LG is waiting on. They already have the flex 2 with the 810. Just look what they did with 1st flex and G3... Flex had 800 G3 had 801

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Nnnnno. The 820 hasn't even been announced, let alone sampled. Look for it in the G5 at MWC 2016.

14. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

820 is for late 2015 devices, maybe Note 5 and Mate 8 will have it. In 2016, 830 will arrive that time.

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Just because it was in a *leaked* 2015 document, that doesn't mean we'll see it in devices this year. QC typically releases two "flagship" chipsets each half year: 2012 S4, S4 Pro 2013 600, 800 2014 801, 805 2015 810, 815 So I think the 820 is next year's beast.

11. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Take your time, LG. Don't rush, and you won't get crushed. Maybe you can even surprise us with a Kimchi color option on the G4. Can't really imagine how would it look like though.

13. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Good idea, LG. It's better to be the best than being the first (to launch a new flagship). That's where Samsung get it wrong. They will rush out new devices due to competition pressure instead of perfecting things first. Samsung should put off unveiling the S6 on March 2! Don't be the first to come out and then disappoint.

15. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Samsung also rushed with the S5, and the design turned out to be horrible, but it's still a good phone though.

20. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Good decision "LG". We can understand that 810 is facing overheating problem. Plz take ur time. Just waiting for the beast (G4) of 2k15. Go LG. "Life is Good ;-) "

21. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Personally speaking I would like to see a change at the back cover where the camera the flash and the buttons create a bulky cross....i would prefer sth more elegant and simplistic....looking forward for the new LG G4

22. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Provided that LG G4 is a real beast, in all aspects, it will be my #1 choice this year

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