And the mystery lingers.
While we wouldn’t exactly call LG’s executives tight-lipped as to the upcoming G4, since they’ve pretty much confirmed the device’s name and ETA, everything remains awfully cryptic in regards to hardware and specs in general.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, “experimental” features are on deck, as well as a new “visual” approach, and vastly improved camera experience. But what does it all actually mean? And let’s start with the basics, shall we?
Will the G4 be larger, smaller, or the exact same size as its predecessor? And there’s clearly no way back from Quad HD resolution, but is there a path forward? To 3K, maybe, aka 2,880 x 1,620 pixels?
It’s a definite possibility, although probably not in Korea. All three G4 variants headed to LG’s homeland seem to sport 2K panels, at least according to system dumps leaked online. This inside information comes straight from the F490L, F500S and F510S, and we have no reason to doubt its legitimacy.
Also, it’s highly unlikely these were very early pre-release prototypes still due for major upgrades, since they run Android 5.0 Lollipop. So, you’ve heard it here first, and can etch it in stone – the LG G4 on Korean carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG U+ is to ape G3’s pixel count.
Before screaming fake at the UA Profile of the supposed 3K G4 en route to Verizon though, we’d like to stress today’s intel addresses some regional model numbers. Ergo, it’s possible to see the “perfected” beast go out in both 2K and 3K variations. You know, much like the G3 is available with either 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, or 3 and 32 gigs respectively.
Do not despair just yet, speed addicts and pixel hunters, and gear up for a phone like no other. That’s how LG rolls after all.