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Snapdragon 810 and 16 MP camera lead the way of rumored LG G4 features

Nothing “experimental” here, but this is merely the beginning of a lengthy buzz-building campaign.


LG officials don’t usually shy away from taking teasing matters into their own hands, and recently, the name of G3’s highly anticipated sequel was pretty much set in stone. But that was it. No ETA, no hardware insight, no nothing.

Just a vague suggestion of “experiments” incoming for trend-setting purposes. Previously, we heard LG could go after Samsung’s Galaxy Note line with so-called “G Pen” support, and the introduction of the mighty G Flex 2 made it virtually impossible for the Korean OEM to settle with anything less than Snapdragon 810 for the G4.

And let’s not forget the G Pro family is effectively dead, leaving room for a G4 rollout before May. Perhaps as early as March. But enough background, and let’s sink our teeth in today’s purported leak.

Originating in Greece, this fresh report adds further credence to the octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 810 tidbit, and hints at a marginal rear camera upgrade. Apparently, G3’s 13 megapixel count will be boosted to 16 MP.

LG G3 camera

Hopefully, optical image stabilization is to stay in place, and maybe perk up a little. The same goes for G3’s other neat imaging add-ons, including phase detection and laser autofocus, which we expect to see again in revised, improved form.

Needless to remind you the G4 could be one of Qualcomm’s highest-profile victims if S810 delay gossip pans out, as LG’s in-house NUCLUN processors are far from ready for high-end primetime.

If all goes to according to plan though, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 should face tough opposition here for the heavyweight world champion title, with a 5.3-inch 2,560 x 1,440 pix res display in tow, ultra-slim bezels (even slimmer than G3’s), at least 3 GB RAM, pre-installed Android 5.0 Lollipop, and a no doubt gigantic battery under the hood. You go, LG!

Sources: Phone Arena, TechManiacs

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