The first LG G4 official teaser video is all about the new Quad HD display

The first LG G4 official teaser video is all about the new Quad HD display
In the last few weeks, LG made it clear that it's going to announce its next flagship smartphone, the G4, on April 28, while also revealing some of the handset's features.

Thus, we already know that, just like the G3, the LG G4 will feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS display. However, LG mentioned that this is a new IPS panel, one that's brighter, while offering a wider color range. That's what LG is also telling us in its first G4 official teaser video, which was released a few hours ago.

The teaser video includes the G4 itself, though it's showing the device in a way that makes it impossible for us to properly study it. Anyway, from what we're seeing thus far, these leaked G4 images seem to be spot on.

While the new Quad HD display is an important feature of the G4, the handset will obviously have much more to offer, including a 16 MP "groundbreaking" rear camera, an 8 MP front-facing camera, and Android Lollipop with the new LG UX 4.0 on top. You should read our LG G4 rumor round-up to see what else the handset is expected to offer.

Check out the G4 teaser video below, and, if you want, also take a look at some of the previously leaked renders that allegedly show the upcoming LG flagship phone.




source: LG (YouTube)

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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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44 Comments

1. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

The battery is going to make or break this phone, since there's no way anyone else is going to match Samsung in any of the other features of the S6. If the battery life of this phone and the Z4 is below the S6 (Which I am predicting), then Samsung will stand uncontested this year. Furthermore, if the battery life is worse than the S6, I expect LG, SONY, htc and other Android OEMs not named Samsung to sell a lot less phones this year than last year. Right now, the 1440p display with an IPS display isn't drawing any confidence on my end. Higher resolution scales incredibly well with power efficiency on AMOLEDs, but not on IPS. Combine a 1440p IPS display with the power-hungry A57 cores and you have yourself a recipe for a battery-life disaster. SONY won't be much better in my eyes as well.

2. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

z3 already smokes every high end flagship out there in battery life performance .. so the same thing with Z4 :) QHD IS JUST USELESS .. A SHARP FHD IS MORE THAN ENOUGH .. I WOULD TAKE A 2 DAYS OR 3 BATTERY LIFE THAN A 13HOURS OF USAGE WITH QHD

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I say if you're not using a super amoled display then qhd is stupid because like applecultist said qhd doesn't affect amoled as much as it does an ips display.

7. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I say anything more than FHD (1080) resolution on a sub 6" device is pointless. People keep talking about VR headsets, but I don't care about that. 3D performance on the native resolution will suffer, as well as OS performance due to higher load on the GPU. I don't care if the screen is AMOLED or IPS so long as the display is calibrated properly, the non-edge S6 has nailed that this year but other phones like the M8 HTC are what I consider good enough (though the new M9 regressed.) There's a market for everything out there though. If LG nailed other aspects of this phone it might sell well, but they need to be careful with pricing relative to the S6.

10. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

If all you want is a resolution high enough to not be able to distinguish pixels, then all you need is a 300+ ppi phone. HOWEVER, many people, mostly Apple fanatics, took Saint Jobs' words and spread lies about high resolution. Humans can very easily distinguish between 300 ppi and 500 ppi. They can also easily distinguish 500 ppi and 1000 ppi.

27. samsboy unregistered

Yeah, that is right. I every time I see a phone, the first thing that matters to me are ppi. My friend has been damming my Note 4 since day 1 and he bought the HTC desire 816 dual. But anytime we want to compare photos on facebook, he realized that my note show good bright quality photos than his desire 816. Same as for everything. That is seeing and noticing the differences in ppi when it comes to displays.

29. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

"the first thing that matters to me are ppi." Sheep. BTW comparing a high end phablet with an older mid-range phablet with 4 times less the resolution isn't going to make your point valid.

11. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I totally agree that qhd is usless on displays below 6.5in but I can see the difference between fhd and qhd so I like qhd even if it's not that much of a difference.

12. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

@ Arch_angel You're not alone, nor are you in the minority. The vast majority of people can tell the difference between 300 ppi and 500 ppi. They can even tell the difference between 500ppi and 1000 ppi. 300 ppi is only the point where you can't see pixelation on your screen from a reasonable distance. It doesn't tell you anything about picture quality, which higher resolution plays a role in. This is why IPS displays are a dead end, because when we get to 8k resolution, the power-drain will be insignificant on AMOLEDs while no IPS display smartphone will be able to use an 8k display for more than 15 minutes. There will be a VERY big difference in image quality between Samsung's flagships and the competition and everyone will be screaming for AMOLEDs much like how they're screaming for the S6 Edge now. Samsung also has a monopoly on AMOLED production. I see another huge revenue source for Samsung in the future.

14. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Why the hell would you have an 8k screen on a cellphone...............

15. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Because it significantly improves image quality. Do people still believe the 300 ppi nonsense from Saint Jobs? 300 ppi is only the point where you can't see pixelation a few feet from your face. It is not the point where humans can't tell the difference in image quality between higher resolution images.

20. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

dude its a frickin cellphone not a TV...... 8k is preposterous.....

35. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

VR and oled works better at hi res, if you had an s6 edge you see what I mean, it looks like a 3d image on the screen like its real

16. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

@Apple True True.

21. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I agree about the Z3 eating everyones lunch when it comes to battery life. I disagree on screen & pixels. I used to think a phone having a 1080p screen was pointless until I bought a DROID DNA (the 1st 1080p near tablet size phone) & I was blown away. Though I will consider that maybe we are at the point of diminishing effect. I won't jump to conclusions like I have before about screens.

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I assume the Sony z4 will have exceptional battery life just like the z3's 9 hours plus battery life. I'm hoping Sony will stick with a 1080p display.

5. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

If it uses the SD 810 like it's rumored, then the battery life won't be great unless they pack a 4,000 mAH battery. And even if they do pack a monstrous battery life package, it's still only going to be equal to the S6's battery life. The M9 has a 2,840 mAH battery with 1080p resolution and the G Flex 2 has a 3,000 mAH battery with the same resolution and both their battery lives are terrible. I don't know what Samsung did with the S6, but they did some damn good impressive optimizations to get very superior battery life on a 2,550 mAH battery on a 1440p display.

9. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

It's all about optimization so the sd 810 isn't going to be a problem as long as Sony can recreate the same recipe it used to get the z3's amazing life. And what Samsung did was use 14mn process that greatly increases the efficiently of the soc.

8. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

With 1080p U.S. Sony can achieve good battery life with the z4 but if they go Qhd then I'm sorry. No matter the tech I don't think Qhd is good for Lcd. Amoled at Qhd still draws lesser power than and Lcd on Fhd. Sony should stick with Fhd. LG are shooting their selves in the foot going Qhd again. Let's see how things turn out, you'll never know.

13. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

This isnt your avarage IPS, its using Quantum Dots, or as LG calls it, IPS Quantum Display. So I´m having big expectations of this screen compared to the one in G3.

24. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

The one on g3 was really Dissepointing, i hope your right

17. QWERTYslider unregistered

FINGERPRINT SCANNER ???????

18. QWERTYslider unregistered

The leaked G4 photos show it has a 3,000 mah battery.

19. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

The G Flex 2 also has a 3,000 mAH battery with only a 1080p display and its battery life is atrocious. Not looking good for the G4.

28. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

The Camera is what will make or break this phone.

30. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

100% TOTALLY AGREE

41. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

i think its the processor that will make or brake this phone !! since SD810 is a huge fail

33. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

"since there's no way anyone else is going to match Samsung in any of the other features of the S6" LG G4 leaks suggest otherwise, if you are just talking about individual aspects of the phone....screen and camera for example. Nothing can be judged until the G4 is launched though, with some unbiased hands on reviews and comparisons. ...and don't forget that for those who care, it looks like there will be a swappable battery and micro SD slot. I'm due to upgrade at the end of this year, and as it stands the S6 Edge is at the very top of my list with no challengers. The LG G4 is probably the only device which could potentially change this, unless Apple comes up with something truly amazing in September. It's an exciting time to be a gadget boy for sure!!

36. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Any phone that as an sd card reader in the phome, will lag very bad after 3 or 4 months of us apart from if they make very good software like htc ( and that lagging out of the box), this is due to the damage to the bandwidth of the r and w speeds so as it fill up you get big problems and the normal slow down, I have over 3000 images on my s6 edge and when I open. The image app they all load with out any slow down at all, unlike any other phone I have used due to ufs 2.0

6. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 377; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Just cannot get over how ugly the leather looks. The stitching just makes it look tacky. The black version is ok but not a patch on the Moto x 2nd gen. Hopefully the metal version will look great!.

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