There are a lot of rumors circulating about the LG G4, while we impatiently wait for it to be officially announced. And there aren’t many details about what will be different in LG G4 from its predecessors, but we can’t fight the urge to wonder and speculate about it. Read on to find what those rumors about specs, release date and price are and what to expect from this next-generation LG branded smartphone.
As most of us might know, LG is a smartphone manufacturer which usually impress us with innovation and that’s exactly what we expect from the rumored LG G4. After what they did with the LG G3, a truly innovative Android smartphone with little flaws, that won the praise of many Android users who has tried it, we can truly say we want to see more from LG’s new flagship. And the LG G4 sounds like it’s the potential next big thing in the Android world of flagships. But first things first.
LG G4 Rumored Release date and price tag
While we know smartphones manufacturers are consistent in releasing their devices, we expect LG to release the G4 most probably somewhere in May or June, even though LG hasn’t been that consistent in its smartphones releases. And an LG executive has already confirmed that LG G4 won’t make its appearance at MWC 2015 conference, thus we can speculate the release month by looking at its previous agenda.
With LG releasing the G Pro on May 28th 2013, followed by the LG G2 on September 12th 2013 and LG G3 on May 28th 2014, is unlikely for the manufacturer to launch the next model before May 2015.
As for the price, it will have an impressive price tag, even if there isn’t anything concrete about it. The LG G3 is still sold for 600USD for a non-contract carrier version, from which can only guess that LG G4 will most probably keep the price somewhere around 900USD. Let’s just hope they’ll keep the tradition and they will give us a cheaper high specs smartphones, than their rivals.
LG G4 Specs and features
It’s known that LG G4 will run an Optimus UI version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which has already been made available in December 2014. The flagship will also come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Processor with 3/4GB of RAM, in variants of 32GB and 64GB. The rear camera is expected to be somewhere between 15 and 20 Megapixels and an updated front camera going from 2.1MP like on G3, to 5.1MP on the G4. The battery might be a 3500-4000 mAh removable battery.
Also, it is rumored that LG might include their own Nuclun processor that is an octa-core processor with LTE-A Cat 6 network capabilities. The Nunclun processor it is said to allow 4G speeds up to 300mbps. The G5 will also support HSPA, 4G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Since LG already launched one of the first smartphones with 5.5 – inch display and a QHD resolution, the size of the LG screen is unlikely to be larger. It’s possible that LG will keep the similar display to the LG G3, especially if they want to keep the volume/power buttons on the back of the smartphone.
As for design, there haven’t been many rumors on how LG G4 will look like, but we expect them to keep their iconic design they used on the LG G3, by incorporating the rear button volume/power. They may also keep the metal-looking plastic back that gives the phone a refined look. On the other hand, it wouldn’t be a surprise if LG follows Samsung and they adopt the metallic design, which would only mean they’ll create a unibody or somehow, they’ll create a removable metallic back. It’s hard to say what they will choose since there are little known facts about the LG G4.
When it comes to features, LG offers OEM skins, one of the more bloated experiences on the market. The LG G4 might have even some extra features like fingerprint scanner and there is even the possibility of integrating an eye/retina scanner. LG is possible to even integrate the G Pen into the G4, so it would compete with Samsung’s S Pen from Galaxy Note series. But of course, these are only speculative features.
And while LG G3 offers a great opportunity to eliminate bloatware, which come pre-installed on any Android smartphones, it wouldn’t be unusual for the G4 to take this option further away and make things easier for users. Who wouldn’t want to have root access without rooting their smartphone first?
For now, this is the least we can say about the LG G4 and we’ll definitely wait for more details that will impress, and improvements that will woo us. But saying anything more than this about LG G4, would be too soon since all rumors are only speculative.
What do you think of the LG G4? And what kind of features would you like to see on it? Let us know in the comment section below.