LG has now announced this year’s flagship- the LG G4, which had been in the news and rumors since a long time. In the dedicated events which were simultaneously held in New York and London, LG has unveiled the next-generation flagship. The phone has pretty decent specs to look at (most of them were previously leaked), and comes with latest hardware and software features. The handset however, focuses pretty much on camera and design.
The LG G4 packs a 5.5-inch display of QHD resolution. The IPS Quantum Display is very energy efficient and easily visible in sunlight. It uses a technology called “Quantum Dot,” which combines colors to make more accurate colors. The new display boasts 20% wider color reproduction, 25% improvement in brightness and 50% higher contrast than the G3 as claimed by LG.
The new flagship is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, a notch below the 810 top dog. It’s a 64-bit chipset and packs a hexa-core processor in a dual-core Cortex-A57 and quad-core Cortex-A53 arrangement. LG claims that it has worked closely with Qualcomm in customizing the SoC and has achieved a level of performance higher than the Exynos 7420 in daily tasks. 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage are on board, and expansion via microSD is possible.
Key specs and features of the LG G4
|Display||5.5-inch LCD Quantum Dot
2560 x 1440 resolution, 534 ppi
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (hexa-core: 2xCortex A57+ 4xCortex A53, 64-bit), Adreno 418 GPU|
|RAM||3 GB DDR3|
|Storage||32 GB, expandable via microSD, up to 128GB|
|Camera||Rear camera: 16MP, f/1.8, color spectrum sensor, OIS, laser-assisted focus;
front camera: 8MP
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery||3,000 mAh, user removable, wireless charging, quick charging|
|Software||Android 5.0 Lollipop, LG UX 4.0|
|Dimensions||149.8 x 76.2 x 6.3-9.8 mm, 155 g|
|Colors and finishes||Plastic: Gray, Gold, White
Leather: Black / Brown / Red / Sky Blue / Beige / Yellow
The smartphone boots Lollipop out of the box with the company’s latest UX 4.0 overlay. LG is keen to point out that UI has been stripped of bloatware and one such example is the use of Chrome as the sole browser in most markets. The camera app offers a lot of advanced features including high ISO settings, live histogram and manual shutter speed, and is capable of recording RAW images. The G4 is able to shoot panoramas up to a whopping 104MP, compared to the Galaxy S6 which is capped at 60MP. The main camera is complemented by an 8MP front unit and both are capable of shooting 2160p video.
The smartphone boots Lollipop out of the box with the company’s latest UX 4.0 overlay. LG is keen to point out that UI has been stripped of bloatware and one such example is the use of Chrome as the sole browser in most markets. The phone comes with support for wireless charging, but a dedicated back cover will need to be purchased to use it. Otherwise, the supplied 1.8A charger must be used to fill up the 3,000mAh cell. Power users will be happy to know that the battery is user-replaceable, too.
The LG G4 will be available on its home Korean market starting tomorrow, as the manufacturer is always willing to sell its devices in its home country first. There are no official words on when the device will be available to other countries, but since we will update about it once it is out, stay tuned to our site. Pricing is yet to be detailed too.
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