In the weeks (even months) prior to the unveiling of the LG G4 device, there were a lot of leaks (some inadvertent, a few may have been intentional) regarding the smartphone's specifications and features. Now, the speculating is officially over -- Juno Cho, chief of mobile at LG, has formally introduced the newest flagship device from the South Korean phone maker during a large LG event held in New York City.
The LG G4 smartphone comes with a 5.5 inch Quad HD quantum LCD. LG highlighted the fact that this device has the distinction of being the first ever smartphone to feature a Quad HD quantum LCD screen, which boasts more brightness and higher contrast. The screen and inside components are housed in an elegant body design, replete with a slightly curved look and special back cases that range from ceramic makes to leather in various hues.
Users who like to capture images (or take selfies) will no doubt be delighted with the LG G4's camera features. This time around, the smartphone comes with a 16 megapixel rear side camera that is equipped with an extra bright f/1.8 aperture, as well as second generation optical image stabilization. This combination allows the device to take much better pictures even in settings with very minimum light conditions.
As for the front side camera, it comes in at 8 megapixels, plus enhanced gesture control that allows users to take multiple selfies in just one try. On top of all that, the smartphone also offers a manual mode, RAW shooting, and even a color spectrum sensor that allows the camera to shoot pictures that portrays more true-to-life colors.
When it comes to hardware, the LG G4 packs a six core Snapdragon 808 processor. It may not be the same as the Snapdragon 810 chip favored by HTC One M9 and other notable smartphone releases this year, but LG believes that the 808 processor can stand toe to toe with the eight core Exynos processor currently featured in Samsung's flagship device, the Galaxy S6. Plus, the 808 processor should optimize the use of the LG G4's 3,000 mAh battery, which is still removable. On top of all this, LG's latest flagship smartphone comes with a micro SD slot to expand the default 32 gigabytes of internal storage.
Software-wise, the LG G4 comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system, plus a few notable enhancements. One of them is a widget that informs users whenever an app is using up battery power even when the display screen is off. Another is the SmartBulletin, which shows both app alerts and data in one easy to view display.
As of this writing, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and US Cellular have already announced that they will be offering the LG G4 sometime this spring. Want to compare the LG G4 to past LG devices? You can start browsing LG phones and plans now.
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