Were you hoping that LG would take the build quality up a notch with the G4?  Well, we just got some alleged word that might tickle your fancy.

According to a report from a Korean new site, etnews, LG is currently looking into if they can make a metal casing happen, specifically for the larger variant of their flagship, the G4 Pro.

[blockquote author=”etnews”]LG Electronics is reviewing whether they should apply metal cases onto G4 Pro. While it stressed analog feeling on G4 by applying leather cases, it now wants to stress digital and futuristic feelings on next models by applying metal cases. Its conclusion is that there are no other better ways to differentiate two products than to use different material.[/blockquote]

But allegedly, there’s some internal conflict at LG on whether a metal casing should debut on a niche model rather than on a flagship.  This could be a safe move, as they wouldn’t need to produce as many units and get the process down pat until they need to apply it on a large scale.

The whole debacle over using metal comes as the competition has been stepping up their build quality, such as with the Galaxy S6 this year.  LG is one of the remaining flagships still using plastic all around, which isn’t a good way to stand out.  The leather offering on the G4 was welcomed, but was it enough?

There is no official word from LG on the matter, so we’re just talking about rumors until then.

Do you care enough about what your phone is made out of and await to see what LG comes up with, or do you just slap a case on it and love the fact that you can access the battery?


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  1. It’s insane to me that $700 USD flagship devices are made using plastic casings. Shouldn’t metal be the standard? If Android OEMs want to compete with apple hardware, they need to start building better hardware. HTC, Sony, and Samsung are all getting the picture, and LG is falling behind. Leather? One bad scuff and it’s ruined. These things should be durable, while looking top shelf. Build a phone that looks nice and lasts a while, and they will come. Works for Apple.

  2. Yeah about that on bad scratch on a metal frame and its ruined also! Happen to love the leather back on my G4

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