LG Debuts Flagship Model for this Year: The G4

April 30, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The first quarter of the year was expected to be full of flagship phone launches. The likes of Samsung and Sony have got it done with the launches of Galaxy S6 and Xperia Z3+ (Z4) smartphones respectively.

Other vendors made use of the MWC space to showcase their flagship devices. Standing disinclined to all those was LG, who seemed to be in no rush to toss their flagship smartphone.

Although taking their time, the new edition of the G series smartphone has now finally been pulled out of the box by the South Korean manufacturer.

Samsung and Sony launches adhered to the concept of bringing the next in series as just a facelift from its predecessors. LG too hasn’t quite taken the other route. The G4 smartphone takes its form from the likes of G3 smartphone. However there are plenty that have been injected to bring in the novelty factor.


The Slim Arc design could be the one that would be the most bragged about. LG’s expertise with curved designs is not something that makes the debut with G4. The G Flex smartphone has previously grabbed eyeballs with the same.

Although not that curvy, the G4 sure does bring a fresh approach to their flagship design. The curvy design gets combined with a leather back panel, which is available in various tints.

Moving to the technical side doesn’t bring the same freshness though. There seems to be a lull, and that’s mainly due to the same 5.5 inch 2560×1440 resolution display used in G3. But LG says, get your hands on it, and you would feel the difference.

A Quantum IPS panel has now been induced to the new device, which brings a brightness increase by around 25%, joined by the color and contrast betterment by 20% and 50% respectively.

Overall, they say the new technology would improve the efficiency of the display by 11%. Another area of improvement is with the 16MP camera, which presents some robust improvement with image stabilization, and color sensors. The one put up on the front side is an 8MP shooter.

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC forms the heart of the device, which is accompanied by a RAM of 3GB. 32GB remains the limit in case of internal storage, with micro SD slot bringing in the option for expansion up to 128GB.

A 3000mAh battery finds its space in the form of a ‘removable’ one. The device will run Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, which will have the LG UX 4.0 interface layered on top of it.

LG hasn’t revealed the pricing details for its new flagship smartphone. As of now, it will be first launched in South Korea, following which it will head for the rest of the world.

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