The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are Samsung’s best phones to date, and they're also the company's most expensive phones to date. In fact, they're priced even higher than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. If you thought LG’s upcoming flagship device would beat the Galaxy S6 on price, then you might be surprised. At least that’s what a new report from South Korean publication ETNews claims.
LG in a few days will take the wraps off the LG G4, its 2015 flagship handset designed to fight against Samsung’s Galaxy S6 models and HTC’s One M9. The device is hardly a secret anymore, as not only has LG started to tease various features of the handset, but a consistent leak earlier this week revealed many details about the smartphone. While the leaks so far revealed the phone will indeed be one of the best handsets of the year, it’ll also disappoint certain fans, G for Games has found out.
LG pledged continuing support for Windows phones over a year ago. As you may have noticed, though, its actual support since then has been... less than enthusiastic. That could be changing shortly, as Neowin claims to have an image of a Windows-powered LG phone for Verizon. There's precious little revealed by the picture, but the tile sizes, interface and generic design suggest that it's a mid-size, budget-oriented Windows Phone 8.1 device -- sorry, you'll probably have to keep waiting if you want a giant Windows 10 flagship. If this image is accurate, though, you can probably expect to see this device on shelves before Microsoft's newest operating system arrives later in the year.
In a few weeks, LG will take the wraps off its 2015 flagship Android smartphone — but any potential LG G4 surprises may have been ruined by a massive leak this weekend. Droid-Life reports that a microsite set up for the new handset revealed many details including a large number of press renders showing the upcoming phone from all possible angles.
Oops. LG is supposed to be unveiling its range-topping G4 smartphone on April 28th, but well-known leaker Evan Blass has discovered an unannounced product site that reveals a ton about the new Android flagship a couple of weeks in advance. A lot of the text is clearly placeholder material, but there are a few noteworthy revelations here. The G4's back will have several color options (including multiple shades of real leather), and that super-fast f/1.8 camera is helped out by an infrared color accuracy sensor, second-generation image stabilization and a full manual mode.
Via: Evan Blass (Twitter)
In a few weeks, LG will unveil its fourth-generation G-branded smartphone, a device that will arrive at least a month after rival phones like the Galaxy S6 line and the HTC One M9. However, LG already seems to have some tricks up its sleeve for the LG G4, with camera quality being one of them. In fact, as Korea IT Times reports, the LG G4’s monster cameras have apparently been confirmed, and LG is ready to give the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy S6 a run for their money when it comes to camera performance.
LG's flagship smartphone has improved every year, other than the custom UX apps that we've found to be "unnecessary" and "redundant." A new tease of the G4 and its UX 4.0 software shows more of the same on both fronts. The company has improved its camera with a low-light f/1.8 lens that one-ups Samsung's flagship by a tick, though the G4 will be hard-pressed to better the Galaxy S6's image quality. There's also a new "Quick Shot" capability that lets you snap a photo with the screen locked by double-tapping the back button, along with a manual mode for finer shooting control.
Let's face it -- the Galaxy S6 isn't going to have much competition from the Android market when it launches later this week. It's not that there aren't other great phones out there, perhaps most notable the HTC One M9 and the latest generation of the Moto X, but it's hard to imagine either of those phones knocking Samsung off of its perch.
On the other hand, the more we see of the LG G4, the more convinced we are that it could put a dent in S6 sales.