LG has announced their newest flagship the G4. It has a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen. That means it has a resolution of 2560 by 1440 and 538 PPI. LG says that the colour reproduction has been improved by 20 per cent, its 25 per cent easier to view outdoors, the contrast has improved by 50 per cent to 1500:1 and it is now 11 per cent more efficient which will help with battery life.
It is being powered by Snapdragon 808 processor which LG says is specifically tuned for the G4. It will also have 3GB of RAM to help power it. LG says they worked alongside Qualcomm to develop this chip and opted to go this route rather than to go with a Snapdragon 810. LG didn’t specifically give a reason as to why they went this way.
In terms of storage, the G4 comes with 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that supports up to 2TB (And yes, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, it actually supports a 2TB microSD card, even though none exist, yet). Also LG and Google will provide 100GB of free Drive storage for two years.
You can take great photos with the 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/1.8 aperture and OIS 2.0. LG says that means that it can let in 80 per cent more light than the G3. It also has a “colour spectrum sensor” which will help with the white balance. There is even supports for RAW & JPEG files.
The camera on the G4 launches in just 0.6 seconds. In the camera mode, there will be plenty of manual controls that users can take advantage of. The front camera is 8 megapixels with f/2.0 aperture.
The G4 also features a 3,000 mAh battery that is also removable. Unfortunately the G4 doesn’t support wireless charging out of the box, LG says they will release a back plate that will support it when the G4 launches.
For software, LG wanted to make the G4 as close to a Nexus device as possible with their UX 4.0. With LG’s latest software, Chrome comes preloaded as the default browser and instead of putting apps that Google already provides, LG opted to go with using Google’s suite of apps. However their was one exception, LG’s calendar app where LG will allow users to drop in screenshots of upcoming event to automatically add them to your calendar. LG’s UX 4.0 will be running on Android 5.1.
It supports 4G LTE, HSPA+. The G4 has Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, NFC and support for USB 2.0.
The G4 will come in many colours. For the standard backplate: Metallic Gray, Ceramic White, Shiny Gold. While the leather option comes in Black, Brown, Red, Sky Blue, Beige and Yellow.
The LG G4 will be available in Canada, sometime in June. No Canadian pricing was announced but it will be available from WIND Mobile, Bell, Rogers, Telus and Videotron.