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LG G4 officially announced

At simultaneous events around the globe, LG announced today its new flagship smartphone, the LG G4.

LG’s newest top-of-the-line smartphone, the G4, comes with a 5.5-inch, Quad-HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) screen and a Snapdragon 808 processor. It also features a 16 MP camera with very bright, f1.8 lens (8 MP with f2.0 on front), laser autofocus and 3-axis Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) 2.0. A color spectrum sensor has additionally been placed on the rear of the phone, allowing the camera to better adjust the white balance for more natural-looking photos.

The screen is manufactured using IPS Quantum technology, allowing it to be up to 25% brighter than what the competiton has to offer. It is also supposed to increase the contrast by as much as 50% (reaching the value of 1,500 : 1). Moreover, LG claims that the G4 screens are going to be pre-calibrated for best possible color reproduction.

The six-core Snapdragon 808 is not the most obvious choice, when looking at the G4’s main competitors, Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9, both using eight-core chips (Exynos 7420 and Snapdragon 810, respectively). However, LG claims the Snapdragon 808 is fully tuned for G4 and delivers stunning performance while using much less power at the same time. The battery will be a 3,000 mAh removable unit that should allow around one full day of operation. 

The CPU will be accompanied by 3 GB of RAM. LG G4 will come with 32 GB of on-board storage space that can be extended with a micro-SD card. Also, if you buy a G4 you will get 100 GB of Google Drive space for 2 years.

As for the exterior, LG G4 will come in two variants: ceramic-coated plastic and natural leather. There will be 6 color versions of the leather covers and 3 ceramic ones. The phone is about 0.06 inch wider and 0.1 inch taller than its predecessor, the G3.

G4 comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop and a new version of LG’s user interface, LG UX 4.0.

LG’s new flagship will be available tomorrow (April 29th) in South Korea with the rest of the world following throughout May and June. There is no official information on the pricing yet, although some South Korean carriers have it already listed at an equivalent of 825 USD.



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Arkadiusz Piasek, 2015-04-28 (Update: 2015-04-29)