LG G3

Earlier this week, we wrote about some early rumors of the LG G4, the expected flagship from LG for 2015. Those details included the possibilities of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a wide-angle 16-megapixel camera. It is also expected to run Android 5.0 Lollipop right out of the box.

Android Pit also excellently rounded up some rumors of the device, which are featured below.

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Price

Since the LG G3 is available for 599.99 USD off of contract through Amazon, it is safe to assume that an unlocked LG G4 will cost the same or more at its launch. On contract, we can expect it to go for at least $200.

Design

Korean site Heraldcorp reported that LG (and Samsung) is scaling back on smartphone production. In addition, Phandroid discovered that LG has launched a trademark filing for the G Pen, a new stylus.

This may mean that LG may add a stylus to current and/or future devices as a means to maintain profit while scaling back smartphone production. Android Pit added that this could also be a re-branding of the LG G series in the making. Therefore, the LG G4 could be a direct challenger to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

The G3 has a brushed finish on its backside in order to give its plastic a premium appearance. However, the G4 may go for an aluminum body especially since Samsung has already used it for its Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha handsets.

The back of the LG G3

Display

Due to the popularity of the G3’s QHD display, it is safe to assume to expect one with an equal or higher resolution on the upcoming successor. Android Pit doesn’t expect the screen to grow likely because this would make it more difficult for users to reach the rear power and volume buttons.  With rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S6 having a 4K display, LG may not settle for anything less than one on the G4. Update: TechnoBuffalo has gotten word from MyLGPhones of a leaked user agent profile showing a device, potentially the G4, with a 1620 by 2880 (3K) display.

LG G3 Display

Software

Android 5.0 Lollipop with LG’s Optimus UI is probably the rumor likeliest to be accurate on this list. Although, it is not far-fetched to believe it will incorporate a fingerprint scanner on the rear next to the controls. Perhaps, the company might even add an eye/retina scanner.

Android 5.0 Lollipop

On the G3, LG offers the option to remove some of the pre-installed applications on the smartphone, which was well received by consumers. Generally, such an action requires root access. Hopefully, it will bring this feature to the G4 with the option to remove any application from the device.

Release Date

LG’s next smartphone should not be expected until at least May of this year. In the previous three years, the G Pro was released on May 10, 2013, and the G3 was released on May 28th, 2014. The G2 was the anomaly. It was released on September 12, 2013.

Specifications

Lastly, Android Pit has reported on two sets of specs so far. The first that is more likely to be confirmed as true has the G4 running the aforementioned Android 5.0 with Optimus UI and a Snapdragon 810/808 clocked at 3GHz. The other specs include:

  • a 5.7-inch, 3840 x 2160p display
  • 3 to 4GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB of internal storage with microSD expansion
  • a 3,500 to 4,000mAh battery
  • a 16MP rear-end camera and a 5.1MP front-facing camera
  • HSPA, 4G, NFC, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity

The second set, brought to us by wccftech, lists:

  • a Snapdragon 810 processor
  • a 5.3-inch QHD screen
  • a 20.7 MP rear-end camera
  • 4GB of RAM
  • a 3,500mAh battery
  • 32/64GB of internal storage with microSD expansion

As Android Pit has done, we must note that this site does not mention a source and should be taken more lightly than the preceding specs for now.

Update: The G4 Stylus

MyLGPhones reports that LG has filed for a trademark in the United States for the “G4 Stylus,” which could be a successor to last year’s G3 Stylus.

LG G4 Stylus Trademark Filing

The previous device had mid-range specs, including a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, a 5.5-inch, 960 by 540p display, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and a 3,000mAH battery.

LG’s device the LG-H631, possibly the G4 Stylus, was discovered in a leaked document with a 1280 by 720p resolution. The LG-H810 is rumored to be AT&T’s variant of the LG G4.

Leaked document of the LG-H631

The site concludes that the Stylus could arrive in the third quarter of this year.

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