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LG will skip MWC, spend extra time ‘perfecting’ the G4

To be fair, the G3 did come out months after the Mobile World Congress last year, so the timeline makes sense.


The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month was pretty disappointing for mobile power users, who merely saw the Asus ZenFone 2 and LG G Flex 2 debut. Both impressive devices, don’t get us wrong, and affordable too as far as the former goes, but not exactly flagships for the masses.

On a more optimistic note, that meant MWC in March would be a show to remember, with Samsung, HTC, Sony and LG all tipped to bring out their big guns to Barcelona at one point or another. Well, you can officially check LG off the list, as a company executive reportedly told a Korean publication they’re not planning “to unveil the G4 at this year’s Mobile World Congress.”

“We rolled out the G3 in May last year” he went on to explain, stressing LG will be using all the time it has to “perfect the new phone.” And experiment with it, according to previously issued semi-official statements.


What “experimental”, “perfected” features the G4 could bear remains unclear, though LG might wait it out for one more reason. Growing speculation is calling for a Snapdragon 810 delay on account of overheating glitches, and unlike Samsung, the other Korean-based mobile giant can’t quite depend on in-house alternatives.

Such alternatives do exist, however the Nuclun SoC looks hardly ready for primetime. Hopefully, whenever the G4 arrives, it will do so with 4 GB RAM inside (that’s slowly becoming the high-end standard), a 20 MP+ rear camera, G Pen stylus support, and a screen-to-body ratio as close to 80 percent as possible. Size doesn’t really matter, but a 5.3-inch display squeezed into G3’s chassis would certainly be nice.

Sources: Pocket Now, The Chosunilbo

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