Remember that mysterious new super LG phone we discussed last week that supposedly will be even more premium than the G4? The device, now known as LG G4 Note, was briefly mentioned by LG at MWC in Barcelona but since no details were revealed back then, our previous report regarding the phone was full of questions. Today, however, we can answer some of them starting with when we can expect to see it – the LG G4 Note phablet is tipped for the second half of 2015.
LG G4 Note phablet coming right after the LG G4
At this point it’s not possible to be more specific about the launch date of the LG G4 Note, we do know, however, that the phablet will be announced after the LG G4. The device comes as a bit of a surprise, since nothing suggested earlier that LG might be working on another high-end device besides the flagship LG G4. It appears that it is, and if the rumors are to be believed, the device will surpass the G4 in almost every aspect.
For starters, the LG G4 Note will be bigger then the ‘standard’ G4. FCC filings reveal that the G4 Note measures 79.3 mm x 154.1 mm which is almost identical to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. LG phablet, however, will allegedly feature larger 5.8-inch display. Resolution is not mentioned anywhere but we would bet on QHD. We also can’t confirm whether the G4 Note will have rear-mounted buttons, since the FCC diagram shows the device with back cover removes, but it would be very surprising if LG moved the buttons back to the sides.
The FCC filing indicates that the LG G4 Note will have removable battery and we really hope that it’s true. We are not sure how big the battery is, but a rating of 11.6Wh at 3.85 volts suggest something around 3,000 mAh. LG’s upcoming phablet will also offer stylus support.
As you probably noticed, the LG G4 Note bears a lot of resemblance to the Galaxy Note 4 down to the name. LG already registered the “G Note” trademark at the Korean patent and will file for a US patent soon. Both devices appear to be targeting the same group of users and if LG plays it right, Samsung may have a serious competition on its hands.