LG has lifted the lid on its latest smartphone challenger, as it bids to make good on the sleeper success of its G3.
After a slow start, the G3 fought its way to impressive sales figures and was even named phone of the year at Mobile World Congress.
And cleaving to the maxim that ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, G4 sticks fairly fast to the blueprint laid down by its predecessor.
That means it once again features rear-mounted volume buttons and a power key. And It’s got the same size screen at 5.5-inches.
But this time it’s a 2560x1440 QHD number and is purportedly 25% brighter and renders colours more accurately.
There’s also a slight curve to the display, which apparently makes it 20% more resistant to smashes.
However, it’s not the sort of thing you’d notice at a glance and nothing like as attention-grabbing as the Galaxy Edge’s dual sloping screens.
Elsewhere, the camera has been upgraded to 16 megapixels. Other tweaks are better image stabilisation, a f 1/8 lens that lets in more light, better performance in low light conditions and better colour reproduction.
In news that is likely to polarise buyers, though, the G4 is made from plastic, with the option of a leather rear panel. Given the move towards more premium materials on other flagship phones, this seems something of a curious move on LG’s part.
Rounding off the Android 5.1-powered G4’s spec sheet is an eight-megapixel front-facing camera, a removable 3000mAh battery, 32GB of storage with the option to boost this by up to 32GB by adding a microSD card.
And ticking things over is a six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor.