LG is planning to launch its newest flagship in New York City on April 28.
The South Korean electronics giant announced the event with another teaser, showing the LG G4 camera with an f/1.8 aperture and dual-LED flash. LG also hints at a leather case or back, although that would go against leaked photos of the LG G4 showing a faux metal design on the back of the device.
LG already showed a ‘See the Great, Feel the Great’ with the G symbol in the style of its own brand. This new invite shows us when and where, but we still don’t know most of the details of the LG G4 like internals and software improvements.
Samsung has already launched its next flagship, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The phones both appear to be doing well on the market, which is bad news for LG. Last year, Samsung lost a good chunk of buyers and the LG G3 was there to sweep up the buyers—it will not be the same this year.
That might not be too much of an issue for the LG G4 if it manages to win audiences, since a large chunk of people are still waiting on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. If the LG G4 surpasses expectations, we might see similar results.
The LG G4 is reportedly going to feature the popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, alongside 3GB of RAM, Adreno 430 GPU and potentially 128GB of on-board storage. LG should use the same 2K display it used on the LG G3, unless it plans to make a big step to a 4K display on a smartphone—that is highly unlikely.
LG is touting an f/1.8 aperture, which would be amazing for photos. Aperture is not commonly noted by smartphone makers, but the smaller the number the larger the scope—1.8 is quite impressive for smartphones.