Just as announced in the official statement some time ago, LG didn’t show to the public the LG G4 at Mobile Word Congress. Instead the South Korean manufacturer presented at the show four mid-range smartphones announced earlier in February and the LG Watch Urban along with its Urban LTE version. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the company give up from updating the G series. Just contrary, while the LG G4 is scheduled to debut next month, the mobile maker unveiled ambitious plans to launch a new super phone going beyond the G lineup in the second half of the year.
LG’s new super phone may arrive featuring flexible screen or a curved edge display
Wanting to avoid open conflict with HTC and Samsung bold announcements at MWC 2015, LG postponed the debut of the LG G4 for a later date, but still close enough so as not to interfere with premieres of the Apple’s next generation iPhone or the Samsung’s next Galaxy Note. Scheduled to be officially announced next month, the G4 is said to be radically different from its predecessor.
What’s even more interesting the LG Electronics mobile chief, Cho Juno, claimed this week that the corporation is also preparing a completely new series of smartphones that will be more advanced than the popular G lineup. Being a more high-end sector offering, the new super phone is reported to hit the market in the second half of the year.
So far, LG didn’t reveal any further information on how these new smartphones will differentiate from the famous G series. However, taking into account the fact that the lineup has been already equipped with one of the most powerful specs, we can expect a real premium player sporting bleeding edge hardware parameters and innovative design language. Perhaps, the new flagship will come with a flexible screen or a curved edge display just as the announced at the MWC Samsung’s S6 Edge? Or maybe the Korean mobile manufacturer will finally release a smartphone with stylus-enhanced input that be a serious rival to the Galaxy Note 4?
Getting back to the LG G4, the phone is reported to come dressed in a metal-mixed body that will replace the plastic body shell of the LG G3. It will allegedly house a 5.5-inch QHD display, a 16MP main camera and run Android 5.0 Lollipop with the UX 4.0 skin installed on the top of it. Although previous rumors suggested that the G4 will be powered by the latest 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset with an octa-core processor, considering that the company wants to end their cooperation with Qualcomm, we can expect the new member of the G series to arrive with a completely new processor developed by the LG itself.
While debuting on the market in April the LG G4 won’t carry the LG’s 2015 smartphone flagship for long, since the manufacturer has already a new even more powerful flagship up their sleeve. In this ocean of speculation concerning LG and their new smartphones we can be sure of one thing, 2015 will be a really busy and challenging year for LG and undoubtedly a very entertaining time for all mobile enthusiasts.
source: The Korea Times