LG G4 Rumor Roundup: Leather Back, Powerful Processor and More

    LG's next-generation flagship phone, the G4, will be launched on April 28, and it promises to represent a major breakthrough device.

    The LG G4 is shaping up to be one of the most interesting Android phones in quite some time. Here's what we know about the upcoming monster LG G4 device:

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    Based on leaks and evidence, the LG G4 will come with at least six real leather backs in plenty of colors. The leather back has stitching that goes right down the center.

    LG recently announced that it has produced a new QHD LCD display for its smartphones, which will likely debut with the G4. The new display will still be 5.5 inches, 2560 x 1440-pixels like the G3, but it has a brightness, contrast ratio. LG also claims the display will achieve 120% on the color gamut scale, and it will be 30 percent brighter.

    Not surprisingly, the G4 will sport a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Both camera modules are developed in-house.

    The rear-facing camera will come with an aperture of f/1.8 which was teased in a short video last week. The company also touts its superior low-light imaging capabilities by claiming that the camera "receives 80 percent more light" than the one found in the G3. Like the G Flex 2, the rear-facing camera of the G4 has optical image stabilization (OIS).


    The French website NoWhereElse published a slew of leaked images for the G4, which show the could measure anywhere between 5.3 and 5.7 inches diagonally and have a 2560 x 1440-pixel or 2880 x 1620-pixel display. It's being reported that the LG G4 will sport a curved design, but as extreme, as seen on the G Flex 2.

    The LG G4 is likely to get a new user interface (UI). It's called UX 4.0 and builds on earlier versions. In UX 4.0, LG has added some niftysmart bulletin features, which allows you to access frequently used widgets easier, a new camera capture option in the volume down key on the back of the phone, and more.

    Like the G Flex 2, LG G4 will have a lot of raw power, thanks to an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. In comparison the G3 comes with a Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The LG G4 is said to stuff with a healthy 4GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage.

    The G4 will be unveiled on April 28 at events held in six countries - New York, London, Paris, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul.

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