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LG G4: Five things we know so far

LG G4: Five things we know so far

The LG G4 is coming.

The successor to last year’s wildly popular G3, which helped LG’s smartphone sales jump by 25% in 2014, the G4 is set for release later this month.

And, as ever, the rumour mill is whirring with chat about what to expect from this latest top-notch smartphone.

We’ve trawled through all the gossip to bring you the information you need to know in one handy place.

Read on and we’ll tell you five things we know so far about the LG G4.

1 It’s landing April 28th

lg g4 invite

Unless LG is indulging in an elaborate hoax, the LG G4 will be revealed at launch events in London, Paris and New York on April 28th.

The company has sent out an invite to the gathering with the legend ‘see the great, feel the great’.

The letter 'g' has been highlighted in the text on the flyer, giving a clear hint that the G4 will be on show.

2 Unique chipset

lg g4 leak

Rather than rocking the octa-core chipset favoured by Samsung and HTC in the Galaxy S6 and One M9 respectively, LG is said to have opted for a hexa-core chip instead.

It’s believed to be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808. That information has been gleaned by leaked benchmark figures.

In reality, any difference in speed will be noticeable only to hardcore mobile geeks.

3 Same screen

lg g4 screen

The same benchmark details claim that the G4 will pack the same 5.5–inch screen as last year’s G3, with a 2560 x 1440 resolution.

It still compares favourably with this year’s new Android flagships from rivals though, so there’s no need to bemoan LG’s decision not to push the display further.

4 Camera boost

lg g4 camera detail

LG is set to boost the G4’s main camera to 16-megapixels, while the front–facing snapper is set to clock in at eight megapixels.

Expect LG to talk up the latter, especially as Samsung’s been playing up the selfie credentials of the five-megapixel effort on its new Galaxy S6.

There are even rumours that the front camera will be able to record 4K video.

5 Tweaked design

lg g4 curved back

Leaked images have shown that the LG G4 will rock a new curved display, with the same on-the-back controls found in previous LG flagship phones.

It also looks as if LG is going to use a metal finish, a key factor seeing as the premium feel of rival Android phones puts LG’s older efforts in the shade.

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