LG officially announced its latest flagship device, the G4, during a big LG event held in New York City back in the later part of April last month. Now, the South Korean phone maker is commencing its worldwide rollout of the device.
The LG G4 is technically already available for sale in South Korea, the home base of LG. But with its global rollout underway, the mobile device is expected to first hit store shelves in Hong Kong before arriving in countries such as Singapore, Russia, and Turkey.
After these markets, LG's newest flagship device will make its way to most mobile markets in Europe, North America (United States and Canada), Commonwealth of Independent States, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Central America, and South America. Although LG did not divulge any specific rollout time tables for these markets, the LG G4 smartphone is expected to reach them by June of this year.
Living up to its flagship device status, the LG G4 improves on some of the specifications of its predecessor, the LG G3, and then offers some new additional features. Of particular note is its Quad HD quantum LCD (5.5 inches), which the South Korean tech giant claims is the first ever on any smartphone. This type of screen is capable of displaying images that are brighter and with better contrast.
On top of that, the LG G4 smartphone comes with a 16 megapixel camera on the rear side that is fitted with an ultra-bright f/1.8 aperture and second generation optical image stabilization. With this combo, users can take better quality images even in conditions with limited light. On the front side of device is an 8 megapixel camera that features enhanced gesture control, which lets users take multiple selfie shots with just a single try. Photo-loving users also get manual mode, RAW shooting, and a color spectrum sensor that lets the camera take pictures with more vibrant but realistic colors.
As far as hardware specs go, the LG G4 device is armed with a six core Snapdragon 808 processor, which should work seamlessly with the smartphone's 3,000 mAh removable battery in terms of striking a balance between processing speed and power efficiency. The chip set is supported with 32 gigabytes of internal storage, plus a micro SD slot for expanding memory.
Now that the LG G4 is about to hit mobile markets worldwide, perhaps the more pressing question is how much will it cost? LG maintains that pricing may vary depending on region, but early reports indicate that the device will retail at a price of about $600 (no contract), or around $200 when purchased from a carrier in the US. That should put the smartphone around the same price range as other high profile flagship device releases, especially Samsung's Galaxy S6.
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