LG has today announced its new G4 flagship smartphone at events held in London and New York. The G4 takes the best of LG’s G3 and G Flex 2 smartphones and combines them into a flagship package that aims to compete with the likes of the HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Huawei P8.
In creating the G4, the company has aimed to improve several aspects of last year’s flagship, the LG G3, and make a very-good smartphone even better. The unique rear button layout and removable back cover both carry forward to the G4 which also gets a curved display like the G Flex 2, although the curve is subtle and less pronounced.
The LG G4's key specs include:
- 5.5-inch display with Quad HD (2560x1440 pixels) resolution, 534ppi pixel density, ~74.3% screen-to-body ratio
- Quantum Display which achieves 98% of the DCI standard found in television and cinema
- 'Specially-designed' Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage, microSD card expandable storage (up to 128GB)
- Removable back cover
- 3000mAh battery
- LG G-Pen Stylus
- LTE Cat 6 (300Mbps download, 50Mbps upload)
- 16MP rear camera, phase detection/laser autofocus, optical image stabilisation, dual-LED true-tone flash, manual camera mode with full manual controls
- UHD video recording @30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR
- 8MP front camera, 1080p@30fps video recording
- Bluetooth v4.0, apt-X, LE
- NFC, Infrared, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
- Qi wireless charging enabled
- 100GB Google Drive storage for two years
The LG G4 will launch by June at a similar price to the G3 (~$750, £550). The LG G4 will be available with a new leather rear cover in several colours or a titanium finished plastic build depending on your preference. We’re here at LG’s London event and we’ll be bringing you a hands on with the G4 later today.