After many rumours and a website leak, the LG G4 finally sees the light of day, and it seems to be dead-set on becoming the smartphone with the best cameras in the world.
iPhone cameras have long been known to deliver some of the best shots on mobile, but Apple may have to relinquish the crown to the LG G4, which comes with a 16MP rear camera with a f/1.8 aperture for increased light capture — a notch more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S6’s f/1.9. With a snapper that comes in manual mode loaded with an image sensor that’s 40% larger than your usual smartphone camera, the LG G4 may have just given mobile phone photographers a geek-gasm.
Of course, the LG G4 is more than just its great rear camera. Although it sports a similar display to the G3, the 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD screen has been upgraded with a Quantum IPS panel which produces more accurate colors. Beneath it hums a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor (2 Cortex A57+ 4 Cortex A53; 64-bit) boosted by 3GB worth of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. Yes, we’re not getting 8 cores, but factoring in a 64-bit chipset and a great deal of RAM, we’re not complaining. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop skinned with the LG UX 4.0, which seems to have forgone a lot of bloatware for this release. The LG G4’s rear is protected by its now familiar leather backing.
Check out the rest of the LG G4’s specifications. This flagship could very well be one of the best that 2015 has seen so far.
LG G4 Specifications
Display: 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel screen, QHD Quantum IPS panel, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop skinned with LG UX 4.0
Processor: Hexa-core Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 (2 Cortex A57+ 4 Cortex A53; 64-bit)
Internal Storage: 32 GB, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
Camera/s: 16M f/1.8 aperture rear camera with image stabilisation, laser-autofocus and dual-LED flash; 8MP rear camera with laser auto-focus
Wireless Connectivity: LTE/HSPA/GSM, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v4.1, A-GPS, GLONASS
USB: microUSB 2.0, USB host
Battery: 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery; fast battery charging (60% in 30 minutes)
Local availability and pricing are soon to follow.