Samsung finally introduced metallic casing to its premium devices after sticking to plastic material for years. Now, LG is also reportedly going for metal casing for its upcoming device dubbed as the LG G4 Note, which has also sparked off speculations that Google's new Nexus device could also come with the material.
The South Korean electronics giant is planning to use metal in its future smartphones, reported ZDNet (via G4Games) citing industry insiders. It looks like time is running out for introduction of metal case in the LG G4, as it is expected to be launched either in April or May but the purported LG G4 Note may well come with metallic look.
Manufacturing metal cases in large quantities will be time consuming though "LG is apparently considering switching to newer CNCs (computer precision control)" to manufacture the material and could be too late for the LG G4, according to G4Games.
Interestingly, Google is said to be working LG Mobile for its next Nexus device codenamed - N000, according to a report by E Today (via GSM Arena). Android engineers have reportedly visited LG's Display and R&D facilities in Korea.
Google had earlier collaborated with LG for its popular devices - Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 – before going on to work with Motorola for its current flagship smartphone, the Nexus 6.
Meanwhile, the LG G4 Note is expected to sport a curved screen and 3K resolution display with 600ppi pixel density, according to Korea Herald (via 9t05Google). A tipster with the handle @OnLeaks claimed that the device might sport a 5.6-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 pixel. It is expected to come with features like Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop, 32GB internal memory, 3GB RAM and microSD card up to 128GB, 17MP or 20MP main camera and 4MP front snapper, fingerprint scanner, and a 3500 mAH battery.