LG has begun sending out invites to a new product launch event which will happen in six different cities around the globe on April 28th and 29th. And from the big clue on the invite it’s pretty much confirmed that the event will mark the arrival of the successor to the LG G3 and the company’s next flagship smartphone – the LG G4.
The ‘Save the Date’ memo from LG welcomes us to ‘See the Great. Feel the Great’ – with a brown leather and stitching giving an air of luxury and style. The G of the word ‘Great’ is embossed and emphasised so we can clearly note that it’s a nod to the logo of the LG G series of mobile handsets, the last of which was announced little over ten months ago on 27th May 2014 and the LG G3 became available to buy starting in South Korea the very next day.
The LG G4 launch event will take place over the same two days in New York, London, Paris, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul and rumours suggest the G4 will likely feature the latest version of Android 5.0 Lollipop and possibly a huge 5.6” QHD touchscreen display which boasts a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution. Other speculated specifications include a 16-megapixel main camera and a stylus which ties into the idea of a large touchscreen.
Another very recent rumour is that the LG G4 will drop the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor which recently caused overheating issues during Samsung Galaxy S6 testing and was omitted from that flagship smartphone as well. Like the SGS6, could this also point to an all metal casing for the LG G4? The “leather” event invite also throws a bit of a curve ball.
Despite officially keeping its future flagship under tight wraps at the recent big tech events LG has not been quiet regarding product announcements and has found time to reveal a webOS based smartwatch at January’s CES and a series of mid-range smartphones with premium design as the Mobile World Congress and were released for sale this week.