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The wait is over and the new LG G4 was revealed today at the LG event in New York. Most of the design details and spec were previously leaked. However, the new G4 is beautifully designed and is packed with amazing hardware making it a good contender in its category.

Design


The new G4 features a genuine leather back cover and a plastic weave back cover, with a selection of colors, the front has a squarish textured pseudo carbon-fiber. The LG G4 is durable, sleek and comfortable to hold. It has a “Slim Arc Design” and measures 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8mm and weighs 155 grams. The back shell cover can be changed to accommodate your style.

Display

The G4 has LG’s latest Quantum 5.5-inch IPS QHD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 538ppi pixel density, which delivers brilliant, crisp images and is authentic in color and easily visible even in bright light, it is also energy efficient and offers a great visual experience with rich and vibrant colors. The display has 74.3% screen-to-body ratio. Also, LG has used the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for the G4.

Camera


LG has promised DSLR image quality with the 16-Megapixel f/1.8 aperture rear camera and the Color Spectrum Sensor. The new camera’s advanced design is able to receive 80% more light than in the highly praised camera found on the LG G3. The rear camera has Laser Auto-Focus, Optical Image Stabilization 2.0 and Dual-LED Flash. At the front there is a generous 8-Megapixel front-facing camera which has the highest resolution for a front camera to date and features a New Gesture Shot allowing you to take quick selfies. The G4 main camera is capable of recording 4K videos. Also, you can save your captured images as RAW format, an option only available in professional cameras.

Performance

It is powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon processor 808 64-bit combined with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage via microSD up to 2TB, if you can find such a microSD with that capacity. LG is offering the G4 owners a free 15GB + 100GB of storage in Google Drive for two years. The LG G4 has a larger 3000mAh removable battery which you can swap for a full one to keep you going.

Operating System

LG G4 Android Lollipop 5 with LG UX 4-0-New-OS-all-2

LG’s flagship device supports 4G/LTE network connectivity and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and LG’s newest mobile user interface, LG UX 4.0 which promises to offer a simpler and more intuitive user experience.

Availability

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The LG G4 will start its global roll-out on April 29 in Korea and will eventually be available on approximately 180 carriers worldwide. Prices and carrier availability will be announced locally in each market. The LG G4 will be available in these materails and colors; [Ceramic] Metallic Gray / Ceramic White / Shiny Gold /, [Genuine Leather] Black / Brown / Red / Sky Blue / Beige / Yellow.

The LG G4 is now available online with the following retailers; Carphone Warehouse, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.com, and from international sellers on eBay.

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