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LG G4 Release Date, Specs and Rumors; LG G3 to Receive Android L 5.0 Update Soon

( [email protected] ) Dec 17, 2014 07:21 PM EST
The LG G3 has been making a headway in the Android community, and it should be receiving its Lollipop update in the United States very soon.  Of course, this leads to the obvious question of what will the LG G4 be like.
What will the G4 be like?

The LG G3 has been making a headway in the Android community, and it should be receiving its Lollipop update in the United States very soon.  Of course, this leads to the obvious question of what will the LG G4 be like. 

The LG G series was first announced in September 2012, with the G2 in August of 2013, and the G3 in May of 2014.  Given this pattern, the arrival of LG's next flagship phone is due to arrive earlier in 2015, with the International Business Times pointing to May 2015.  It is only somewhat possible that that LG G4 could be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2015, as speculated by Trusted Reviews. 

As far as any other rumors go, there are many.  There is even a website known as LG G4 Updates which reveal some interesting specs.  While the LG G4 sites does not look official from the company, many of the rumored specs match other sources.

The display, for example, is said to be a 5.7 inch screen in order to deliver a True HD - IPS  + LCD display.  PC Pro claims that the G4 could make the leap into 4K resolution, and might even have the first flexible screen, which would easily be a game-changer in the smartphone and tablet world. 

Another rumor is that the LG is working on giving the G4 enhanced IP certification ratings, which means that the G4 could go underwater with as high as an IP67 rating.  There could also be a new application of the "G Pen", which might bundle a stylus like the Samsung S Pen.  Android Pit states that this new type of stylus could mean that LG intends to take on the Galaxy Note series

As for the processing and operating system, it is expected to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801/802/805/808 chip with Octa Core processor, with some speculating 810 architecture.  The memory will be in two forms, the 32 GB (3GB RAM)  and 64 GB (4 GB RAM) variants.  Users will also be able to expand further to 128 GB with a microSD card.  The battery will be a 3,500 mAh. 

There isn't any nailed down specs on the camera, as the rear will have anywhere from 15-17 Megapixels, while the front-facing camera will be 3-4 Megapixels. Some, like G4 Games, have predicted as high as 20.7 Megapixels

Of course, the G4 will come with Lollipop already aboard, and hopefully it will be easily upgradeable to next year's version of Android, which some are calling Milkshake.