Latest update: The LG G4 could be even bigger than the LG G3, with a monstrous 5.6-inch screen.
The LG G4 missed MWC 2015 but it looks like we may see it as soon as April, so the wait is hopefully almost over.
It should be worth the wait too, with talk of a premium new design, a super-sharp display and a whole lot of power. Plus this is the company which brought us the LG G Flex 2, so a curved screen is never entirely off the table.
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With the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 out the way LG G4 rumors are heating up and flooding in and we’re hopeful that it can stand up to such tough competition.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? LG’s next flagship smartphone
- When is it out? Possibly April 2015
- What will it cost? It will command a high, flagship price – but cheaper than the competition
LG G4 release date
It looks like the LG G4 could be landing in April if rumors are to be believed. That would make sense, as the LG G3 was launched in May, so given that LG has so far taken to releasing one flagship a year we’d expect the LG G4 will arrive in or around April or May 2015.
Having said that the LG G2 launched in September 2013, so LG has been a little inconsistent with its dates so far.
April or May still seems a likely bet though, with another rumor pointing to a May launch at the earliest and an earnings call pointing to a quarter 2 release.
LG G4 design
The LG G4 could be almost with us, as case makers are already selling protective covers. If they’re an accurate fit then you can expect a return of the laser autofocus and dual-LED flash found on the LG G3 judging by the cut-outs.
We’ve also seen several press renders now, supposedly showing a non-final version of the handset, with a curved back, a large camera lens and dimensions of 148.9 x 76.5 x 9.9mm, which oddly would make it bigger than the LG G3. It also seems to have the same metal-effect casing.
That last bit clashes with a previous rumor though, as LG’s mobile chief Juno Chohas stated that the G4 will be “radically different” to anything that’s come before, with those changes including a metal casing rather than a polycarbonate one.
LG G4 screen
The LG G4 might have an even bigger display than the LG G3, as @OnLeaks claims it will come in at 5.6 inches. It also looks like the LG G4 will have an ever so slightly curved screen, as @OnLeaks attempted to prove with the drawing of a very straight line over a leaked press image.
Additionally it seems the LG G4 may have a QHD 1440 x 2560 display, as both a user agent profile page and an html5test result suggest as much. Though one wilder rumor based on a leaked specifications screenshot tied to the G4 suggests that it will have a 3K 1620 x 2880 display.
It could also be goodbye bezel on the LG G4, as the South Korean firm has launched a display with a super slender 0.7mm of fat around its perimeter. The screen in question measures 5.3 inches, which is a jot smaller than the 5.5-inch G3, though given other rumors point to a 5.6-inch screen we wouldn’t count on it.
The LG G3 has 1.15mm of bezel either side of the screen, so this new display if used could make the G4 look visually stunning.
LG is apparently also preparing a fleet of bendable phones for 2015, following in the footsteps of the LG G Flex and the LG G Flex 2, and links are being made between this and the rumored G4. In fact LG quietly took the covers off a three sided smartphone at CES 2015 in Las Vegas – could this be our first glimpse at the LG G4?
LG G4 rivals
As a flagship Android phone the LG G4 will have the Samsung Galaxy S6 as a major rival and if it ends up being curved then it could also have some direct competition from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
Of course the HTC One M9 will give it a run for its money too with its stylish build and similar specs to those the G4 is rumored to pack. The Sony Xperia Z4, which may well arrive at a similar time to the LG G4, could give it pause for thought as well.
Then there’s always the iPhone 6 and the looming threat of the iPhone 6s for anyone not married to Android. In short the LG G4 is going to have some serious competition.
LG G4 camera and battery
Best intelligence, from a batch of leaks, suggests the LG G4’s camera will be boosted from the 13MP resolution of the LG G3 to 16MP.
Though G4Games reports that LG has unveiled a new 20.7MP sensor, which could be headed for the LG G4. The key question then is how the brand will use this new technology after the snapper on the G3, which should have been awesome, was woeful compared to the competition.
Another rumor, this time stemming from inews24, is that the LG G4 will have dual rear cameras a bit like the HTC One M8, though we’d take that claim with a huge pinch of salt.
LG G4 OS and power
LG’s mobile chief Juno Cho has stated that the G4 will use the LG UX 4.0, which is a new UX system, set to be announced before the handset.
Early rumors suggest that the LG G4 could be a powerful phone too, with talk that the handset will sport a Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM.
That all seems likely, given that the HTC One M9 has arrived with exactly those specs and even the LG G Flex 2 uses the Snapdragon 810.
The LG G4 is also bound to run Android 5.0 Lollipop straight out of the box, which is good news if you want a handset that comes with Google’s latest mobile operating system.
LG G4 other features
One particularly spurious LG G4 rumor suggests we may see a fingerprint scanner on the back of the handset. This would seemingly be a last minute decision and LG officials have denied the rumor, but with Samsung and Apple both including them in their flagships there’s a possibility that LG could follow suit.
There is also a suggestion that the LG G4 may pack a stylus in its body, but we’d be surprised if LG put this on its core flagship device. It’s probably something that will arrive with a variant, like the LG G3 Stylus.