LG has had a really hard time keeping their 2015 flagship under wraps. With leak after leak after leak, we found out just about everything there was to know about the new device. However, today in New York was finally the day of unveiling and in case you live under a rock or simply enjoy a good surprise, here’s what there is to know about the newly announced LG G4.
LG G4 Specifications
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 808 Processor with X10 LTE
Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
Memory: 32GB eMMC ROM, 3GB LPDDR3 RAM / microSD slot
Camera: Rear 16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0 / Front 8MP
Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Size: 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8 mm
Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21 Mbps (3G)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1LE / NFC / USB 2.0
As you can see, it will come with 32GB of internal storage which is supplemented by the option of a microSD card slot (Supporting up to 2TB of external storage), 3GB of RAM, and most notably the Snapdragon 808 processor rather than the 810, which has seen its fair share of criticism since its release in other flagships earlier this year, including LG’s own G Flex 2.
The LG G4 will still feature a 5.5″ QHD display, though LG claims that they have improved the battery life in the G4 to “more than a full day of battery life, which is more than many of today’s leading smartphones,” which isn’t an effect of a larger battery than last year because they opted for a similar 3000 mAh removeable battery to that found in the G3. Network bands will almost definitely vary depending on the network, but it’s pretty safe to assume that it will be chock full of all of your network’s favorite bands.
As many of the leaks depicted, you will have the choice between beige, black, blue, brown, red, or yellow leather, or gold, gray, or white plastic.
The camera will be 16MP on the front with F1.8 aperture and OIS 2.0, while the front camera will be an 8MP shooter for all of your highest quality selfies. According to the press event, the LG G4 camera is 40% larger than last ear and thanks to the aperture, 80% brighter.
LG was going to be giving 4000 people LG G4s to test drive, but I’m not sure if that happens now or if that happened already, but it’s a thing. LG says that they will be launching the G4 on all major carriers in the US around the end of May or early June. Pricing is currently an unknown, but it’s likely that the G4 will fall into the same cost range as the G3 did (~$500) with the leather backs being a small premium on top.