Some Closer Looks at LG’s G4

LG G4 Leather Back

Yesterday in New York City LG revealed their flagship device for 2015, the G4.

It’s as notable for the features LG didn’t upgrade from last year as it is for the ones they did. Unlike Samsung, who took a very different direction with their Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, LG’s G4 keeps the removable battery and support for micro SD. If only you could unlock that bootloader without an exploit, amirite?

Anyway, the G4 has a lot more going for it than just holdover features from the G3. Here are the notable specs, via HoFo user rogue17:

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
Storage: 32GB eMMC ROM, microSD card up to 2TB
Size: 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3-9.8 mm
Weight: 155 grams
Rear camera: 16MP with f/1.8 aperture / OIS 2.0
Front-facing camera: 8MP with f/2.0 aperture
Battery: 3,000 mAh removable
Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.1LE / NFC / USB 2.0
Colours: (Ceramic) Metallic Gray / (Genuine Leather) Black

And here are some hands-on videos from yesterday’s event, in (I think) chronological order of their release:

I think the leather backs look gorgeous; if only they extended around the front lip of the phone you could place it face-down on a table, no case required. Or, I suppose, you could get yourself the new Quick Circle Case instead:

No leather option, though. 🙁

I also haven’t yet heard anything about price, but with these premium specs I’m guessing it will easily go for more than $500 CAD unlocked.

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