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Introducing the all new LG G4

LG just lifted up the curtain on its all new flagship phone, the LG G4. Here’s all the details and specs you have been waiting for.

LG-G4

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 has some new competition on the block, and it is LG’s highly anticipated flagship phone, the LG G4. At a press conference held in New York City earlier today, LG unveiled the G4 and all the goodies that go along with it. Here’s what we were able to dig up.

So right off the rip, the phone doesn’t look much different from the previous year’s G3. Its size is essentially identical.  On the other hand, it does boast a new 2560 x 1440 QHD display (the first of its kind), giving the phone’s screen higher brightness and contrast. I’ve been told it’s pretty impressive.

LG-G4

There’s also a slight noticeable curve to the phone (it’s really hard to notice), which LG says makes the phone 20 percent less likely to break or smash when a user drops it on the floor, compared to the flat G3.

One of the biggest improvements to the phone over its predecessor is its camera. LG equipped the G4 with a 16-megapixel sensor, brighter f/1.8 lens, and a newly improved image stabilization system. The camera still utilizes the same laser autofocus system as the G3, but LG now introduces a new “color spectrum sensor” that allows more accurate color and white balances in poor lighting conditions. The camera app for the phone also got a bunch of new features including RAW image capture, shutter speeds, white balance and more.

LG G4

Inside the phone, LG equipped the G4 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB or RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 3,000mAh removable battery and a Micro SD card slot (something other manufactures have been lacking). Check out the rest of the specs below for more information.

The phone is expected to hit store shelves sometime in late May or early June. Pricing for the phone hasn’t been released, but if I had to guess, it’s probably going to be the same price as the G3 when it was released last year.

LG G4 Full Specs

NetworkTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LaunchAnnounced2015, April
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2015, April 29
BodyDimensions148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm (5.86 x 3.00 x 0.39 in)
Weight155 g (5.47 oz)
SIMNano-SIM
DisplayTypeTrue HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.5 inches (~72.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels (~538 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
PlatformOSAndroid OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
CPUHexa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57
GPUAdreno 418
MemoryCard slotmicroSD, up to 128 GB
Internal32 GB, 3 GB RAM
CameraPrimary16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, phase detection/laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features1/2.6” sensor size, simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, optical stabilization, HDR, stereo sound rec.
Secondary8 MP, 1080p@30fps
SoundAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
CommsWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCYes
Infrared portYes
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
USBmicroUSB v2.0 (SlimPort), USB Host
FeaturesSensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
– Wireless Charging (Qi-enabled)- Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)- Active noise cancellation withdedicatedmic- MP4/DviX/XviD/H.264/WMVplayer- MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/WMAplayer- Photo/video editor- Document editor
BatteryLi-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 375 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 10 h (3G)
MiscColorsGrey, White, Gold, Leather Black, Leather Brown, Leather RedGrey, White, Gold, Leather Black, Leather Brown, Leather Re
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