LG’s most recent smartphone the G3 has been very well received and has topped several polls nominating it as one of the best smartphones around. Therefore we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next LG premium handset which is thought to be called the LG G4. Here’s a round-up of the latest rumours surrounding the G4.
Although Mobile World Congress is a hugely popular event for launching new smartphones, if previous LG launches are anything to go by then we may have to wait longer than March to see the G4 make its debut. At the moment, we’re expecting to see the LG G4 unveiled around May or June of this year.
It’s rumoured that we could see a sapphire crystal screen and the display could be slightly smaller than the G3 with the latest speculation claiming that it will measure 5.3-inches compared to the 5.5-inch display on the G3.
In terms of screen resolution, the LG G4 is bound to have a minimum of a QHD screen similar to the G3. We’re also expecting a slimmer handset with very minimal or no bezels around it’s frame. Will the G4 be made from metal? It could certainly happen as most of the premium smartphone manufacturers are moving over to metallic designs. The G4 could also come with a single unibody design for added robustness. There have also been a couple of reports which raise the possibility of some sort of flexible display – at this year’s CES LG unveiled a three-sided smartphone so this could be a hint at what’s to come for the G4.
Other speculation worth mentioning is whether the G4 will come with a stylus possibly called a G Pen which would be along the same lines as the Samsung Galaxy Note S Pens.
We’re expecting to see an upgrade to the camera from the G3 handset to the new G4. The LG G3 came with a 13-megapixel camera whilst the G4 may boast a wide-angle 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
There’s some debate as to what processor LG will go for, they have their own brand octa-core Nuclun processor or they could choose the new 64-bit Snapdragon 810 quad-core processor. We’d bet money on the G4 coming with Android Lollipop 5.0 out of the box and it could include as much as 4GB of RAM as 3GB is becoming pretty standard these days.
We will keep you up to date with all the latest speculation on the LG G4 over the next few months so watch this blog for further news.