LG unveiled the latest iteration of its flagship Android smartphone, the LG G4, in New York on 28 April 2015.
It will run on the new hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset, and features a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560) in-plane switching display.
LG said user feedback was important during the design of the G4, and it found most users would not mind a thicker phone if they could have a larger, removable battery.
For this reason LG made the G4 9.8mm thick with a 3,000mAh removable battery.
It also made a big deal of the camera, which it said is able to capture more light than its competitors thanks to an F1.8 lens, and 1/2.6″ sensor.
The camera also has a new optical image stabilisation system, OIS 2.0, which LG said provides twice the stability as its previous OIS+ technology.
LG also highlighted improvements to the exterior design.
With a “slim arc” design which gives the LG G4 a subtle curve, the company said the device is more durable than smartphones with flat designs.
The removable back cover will be available in leather, ceramic, or metal.
No recommended pricing or launch dates were announced, but it is rumoured the phone will launch in Korea on 29 April.
The key specifications of the LG G4 are summarised in the table below.
|Dimensions||148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8mm|
|Operating system||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Display||5.5″ QHD (1440×2560)|
|Processor||1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808|