LG is gearing up for its major launch of G4 flagship smartphone this month and is sustaining the curiosity of fans by leaking information in bits and pieces.
LG Display, the company's display subsidiary, unveiled the all-new QHD LCD panel for smartphones, confirming the same will be used for the forthcoming flagship smartphone. LG G4 release is expected to happen towards the end of April.
Ahead of the grand release of high-end LG smartphone, there are several rumours making the rounds about the G4. But the announcement from LG Display puts an official seal on most- anticipated features.
Here's a look at everything we know about the upcoming G4 smartphone based on both facts and rumours.
LG has already sent out invites for two of its events scheduled to take place in New York and Seoul, on 28 and 29 April, respectively. The G4 smartphone has been one of the most-anticipated devices this year but it remains to be seen whether it can take away the spotlight from Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
The launch of a new display panel reveals several details about the G4's screen. According to LG, the new QHD IPS display features high colour gamut, brightness and contrast ratio without consuming much power. In numbers, the colour gamut is expected to be 20 percent higher, brightness set at 30 percent higher and contrast ratio at 50 percent. The tech giant has used latest photo-alignment technology that condenses the UV light to form crystal layer for clearer picture and reduced light leakage.
LG is also taking advantage of advanced in-cell touch to enhance the touch sensitivity and response.
"The company has maximized the essential display functions for mobile devices from touch to color gamut by using the latest technology and accumulated expertise," Yeong-Koo Kim, Vice President of the IT/Mobile Development Group at LG Display said.
"LG Display will continue to develop products that can offer the best user experience not only for smartphones, but also for tablets and notebook PCs," he added.
With the new QHD panel, LG G4 will sport 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution screen with 538ppi. The screen size remains same as last year's G3 flagship. Even with an advanced display, LG will face stiff competition from Samsung as it has already added QHD panel to its flagship phones. But it will be interesting to see a battle of two Android tech giants.
Besides the display size, resolution and features, LG G4 is expected to pack a Snapdragon 808 SoC with Adreno 418 for graphics. The decision to move away from Snapdragon 810 seems to come from the overheating problem cited during the testing.
The new chip will pack a dual-core ARM Cortex A57 CPU and a Quad-Core A53 CPU while the SnapDragon 810 features eight core CPU and support 4G LTE. As of now, there is confirmation on the processor but very soon we will have the official word with the launch of G4 on 28 April.