The LG G4 is finally made official, and it boasts a new type of LCD and a powerful 16-megapixel camera.
Earlier leaks have already given away the appearance of the LG G4. It resembles last year’s G3 with its 5.5-inch display, button placements, among other things. This new handset boasts two colors of leather backs, black and brown. And by leather, we mean the real thing and not just some cheap plastic material made to look like the genuine one. Metallic and ceramic back covers are also available.
The LG G4’s cameras are powerful. At the phone’s back is a 16-megapixel shooter with f1.8 aperture, color spectrum sensor and 3-axis Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). In simpler terms: it’s a camera that produces better shots even at difficult lighting conditions. You can even control the camera in manual/pro mode to configure the shutter speed, white balance and ISO settings yourself. Need a selfie? The 8-megapixel front facing camera should be more than enough.
LG G4 Specs
- Android 5.1 Lollipop (LG UX 4.0)
- 5.5-inch IPS Quantum LCD (1440×2560 Quad HD), ~538ppi
- 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992) processor
- Adreno 418 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 2TB
- 16-megapixel main camera, with laser autofocus and LED flash
- 8-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- 3G HSPA+, 4G X10 LTE
- Bluetooth 4.1
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8mm
- Weight: 155g
- Removable 3000mAh battery
The LG G4’s remaining hardware components also justify why the company calls it its most ambitious smartphone yet. The new 5.5-inch IPS Quantum display delivers better color reproduction, brightness and contrast. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 is responsible for all the device’s computing. It isn’t the Snapdragon 810 of other flagship smartphones from other companies this year, but six cores based on Cortex-A57 and Cortex A-53 are not to be underestimated. The G4 also offers a removable 3000mAh battery, the LG UX 4.0 interface based on Android Lollipop, microSD slot with 2TB support and 4K Slimport support.
The LG G4’s global rollout begins today in Korea. Price and availability in the Philippines are currently unavailable.