The legendary mobile insider doesn’t have the lowdown on the upcoming phablet’s specifications, or isn’t ready to share it yet.
Much like back in the spring, HTC and LG keep relatively low profiles regarding next-gen hero devices, while Samsung seizes the spotlight as it now gears up to refresh the wildly successful albeit nichey Galaxy Note lineup.
But as recent market share numbers prove, you can knock one out of the park with minimal pre-release buzz and post-release publicity, which is probably what LG will go after come the holiday season as well.
The G4 Pro enjoyed a few minutes of fame over the past months, and makes headlines again, thanks to an ETA hinted by the ultimate authority in mobile leaks. Still, the G4’s bigger brother is mostly cloaked in secrecy, with two profoundly different theories making the rumor rounds.
The realistic hypothesis is the G4 Pro will pack hexa-core Snapdragon 808 power to dodge 810’s critical overheating glitches, as well as grave performance throttling prospects. The utopian dream calls for early Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 adoption, which as far as we know, won’t be possible in two months.
If 808 silicon is used… again, LG may have trouble highlighting the unique appeal of the G4 Pro over the standard G4. Especially since the latter is pretty large already, at 5.5 inches, and so the screen size boost is unlikely to exceed 0.3 inches or so.
Of course, a rear camera upgrade (to around 27 megapixels) should be in the cards, alongside a RAM hike to a record-matching 4 GB count. Enough to contend the Galaxy Note 5 and iPhone 6s Plus? Probably not, though we wouldn’t want to jump to rash conclusions.