At the MWC 2015 show, the LG G3 received the award for the best smartphone of the year, only after many users have already praised LG for creating the flagship. LG must be proud of their LG G3 and in consequence have announced at the Mobile World Congress this week that the upcoming LG G4 would be a bombshell. What the company said was that fans of the LG G3 should expect massive surprises and that the new flagship would be inherently different from the previous one. As Samsung and HTC both disappointed many with their new flagship launches, the Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9, LG picked up in the reticence of people to accept the same design language as something revolutionary and decided to fuel curiosity with their announcement of the LG G4. Even though Samsung had promised back in September 2014 that the Galaxy S6 aka Project Zero would benefit from a complete design overhaul, the handset the company introduced at their show on March 1st in Barcelona, Spain was not as much a redesigned flagship as an upgraded one.
Flagships have become the most popular topics when it comes to smartphones, as OEMs keep announcing new features and upgraded hardware in their offerings. LG hasn’t announced anything of the sorts about the LG G4, but the fact that they promised an entirely new flagship was enough to get spirits heated in the enthusiasts’ world. Even though the announcement wasn’t exactly official, rather just a mention, the LG G4 release date can be estimated for April or May 2015, after the official launch of the Galaxy S6 on April 10 in stores and the HTC One M9 shortly after. As tech enthusiasts get a break from all the new gadgets introduced at the MWC this year, they should start gearing up for a few more innovative pieces of tech to come their way. Apple is launching the Apple Watch on Monday, which is exciting news as we’ve seen enormous preparations being made in Apple Stores around the world. Microsoft is also preparing a Lumia flagship for later this year, but LG seems to be the forerunner with the upcoming LG G4 launch.
The number of leaks concerning the LG G4 design and specs are very few compared to the massive amount of media coverage the HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge had before their official unveiling. There are bits and pieces of information to be found around the internet, but most of them are inconclusive. With their “surprising” announcement, LG has only intensified the hype around their new flagship, without giving away too much of what was coming our way. Regardless, knowing what kind of hardware is and will be launched this year, tech savvy people can already predict what the LG G4 will be packing under the hood, but the design of the phone remains a mystery for now. Expectations of the South Korean company releasing teaser images and videos, like Samsung did with their new flagships, are high and we should be picking up on them soon enough as the LG G4 release date nears.
Judging by the LG G3, we can make a few assumptions as to what kind of features will make it to the LG G4, but they remain only rumors and speculation, thus we advise our readers to take them with a grain of salt. Even though it’s fun to try and figure out what the next big thing will be this year, if we review what kind of products were launched recently, what kind of software improvements were made by LG to their previous offerings in the smartphone, TV and gadget department, we can get a rather revealing portrait of the LG G4. Feel free to submit your own opinions about what the company should do with their next high-end smartphone in the comments below, so that we can review expectations and examine their correctness once the phone is launched later this year.
The announcement LG Mobile Electronics Chief Cho Juno made at the MWC reads: “We will announce LG UX 4.0 before announcing the LG G4. I think it is simply the best and the issue is how to best fit the new UX system into the G4 smartphone. We are aiming to become the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer this year in terms of annual sales. LG Electronics will be aggressive in promoting the G4 in major target markets such as Korea and the United States. Samsung did a very good job with the Galaxy S6 smartphone. I believe our G4 will also be good. With higher expectations, LG put huge resources into the LG G4. Producing our own mobile application chip is very important. As LG Electronics has been consistent in developing these, we plan to gradually incorporate into our new models. We do have a lot of issues that need to be addressed, but the second and third-generation processor will be much better.” That’s quite the announcement, cited by the Korean Times. While Cho Juno doesn’t reveal much of anything, aside from the new user interface the phone will have, we do get a lot of information out of his statements.
Based in these statements, and the few leaks we have at our disposal, we are going to try and create an ” LG G4 profile ” that readers can refer to in the future. Inspired by the LG G3, the innovations and technologies announced at MWC 2015 and CES 2015 and by the few statements and leaks that have surfaced online, we are going to try and figure out what LG will upgrade with the LG G4 and how it will look like next to its predecessor. Read on to find out more about the LG G4 release date, design, specs, hardware and special features we expect to see in the next couple of months.