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The LG G4 - Rumour Round Up
The latest premium smartphone from LG - the LG G4 - looks likely to launch in a few weeks time so we thought we take a look at the recent rumours surrounding it so you know if you want to add it to your smartphone wish list.
Reports in the media over the last few weeks indicate that LG have opted for a bigger display for the G4. The LG G3 sported a generous 5.5-inch HD display with the G4 set to come with a 5.6-inch 1440 x 2560 QHD display - if true, that's a big screen with a high resolution that's going to be ideal for mobile gaming. We could also see a curved screen on the LG G4 along with slim bezels (curves, whether they be on the whole screen or on the edges, as with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Note 4, seem to be very in vogue). Leaks of images of the G4 allude to a metal design compared to the plastic frame of the G3 and the back cover of the G4 smartphone may also be curved.
The LG G3 came with a reasonable 13-megapixel camera so we're expecting a decent upgrade to the main rear-facing camera which could be a 16-megapixel snapper or even a 20.7-megapixel camera. If LG continue the current trend of using a 5-megapixel 'selfie' camera on the front then this would also be an improvement on the 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera on the LG G3. As well as the dual LED flash thought to be on the rear, there's speculation that the main camera will boast laser autofocus.
On the inside, we're hoping to see the super fast and brand new quad-core Snapdragon 810 processor which comes with 64-bit technology and offers improved efficiency for longer battery life. It's likely that the LG G4 will offer 3GB of RAM (which means it can handle a fair amount of simultaneous activity - like different apps being open at the same time) and, of course, it will run on the newest Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system.
We could well see a choice of G4 handsets with either 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage, there's thought to be a microSD slot so either variation can be expanded up to a maximum of 128GB. The LG G4 could feature a huge 3500mAh battery according to some reports - a monster battery, but a big screen with a high resolution needs something pretty powerful to give you a decent interval between charges.
So in summary, compared to the already critically acclaimed G3, we're seeing upgrades in build materials, screen size, screen resolution, processing power and both cameras. Not a bad package if all the rumours are true.
We're expecting the LG G4 to be available next months and, of course, we'll let you know as soon as you can pre-order it with us.