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Upper mid-range LG G4 S rendered ahead of formal intro

Smaller and obviously lower-end than the standard G4, the 5.2-inch Full HD S should outshine both the 5-inch G4c and 5.7-inch G4 Stylus.

LG G4 S

Untroubled by surprisingly weak earning predictions, or perhaps on the contrary incited to do better after a shaky start to G4 sales, LG will reportedly bring an ultra-high-end G4 Pro to market before the year wraps up, alongside another affordable G4 derivation.

Yes, we mean something besides the G4c and G4 Stylus, pictured in press-friendly form by a generally trustworthy Russian blog and likely to be christened G4 S. It would therefore follow in the footsteps of the 2014 G3 S, aka Beat or Vigor, even if in a way, the G4c already did just that.

Sounds like a Samsung-style crowded product portfolio, with the aim to offer premium designs for every budget. Only this eerily familiar gold handheld can’t cost under $500 outright, at least if the rumored specifications pan out.

LG G4 S-2

You have an in-cell 5.2-inch piece of glass sporting 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution instead of 2,560 x 1,440, a laser autofocus-powered 8 MP main photographic unit and secretive octa-core 1.5 GHz processor below the hood. Can you say Snapdragon 615? Hopefully, coupled with 2 gigs of RAM, and backed by a 2,700 mAh+ battery.

On second thought, maybe LG will succeed in pulling off a $450 price tag. Particularly if the Koreans don’t plan to cover the 5.2 incher in extravagant leather, and start things off with 16 GB in the internal storage space department.

Don’t forget about microSD support, a 5 MP or so selfie cam, pre-loaded Android 5.1 Lollipop software and, as the renders above convey, a subtle curve and rear physical buttons. Targeted markets? Asia and Europe, presumably, and if sales numbers recommend, possibly North America as well.

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