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Hype around the LG G4 is gaining momentum with its release date drawing closer. Speculations were rife that it would be launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) but it was not to be. Now, reports have claimed that the South Korean electronics giant might release it in April or May.

LG's mobile chief Cho Ju-no said at the MWC that the next flagship smartphone would be launched in the second quarter of 2015 without revealing the exact date.

Interestingly, specifications of the upcoming next-generations smartphone has been leaked though not confirmed. ‏@OnLeaks has twitted that the device might come with a 148.9x76.5x9.9mm dimension and several images of the purported device have made it to social media. 

Several alleged pictures of the LG G4 have been published on Nowhereelse.fr site (via GSM Arena) and it is curved from the rear. A front facing camera is seen next to the earpiece strip and camera lens looks bigger.

The LG G4 is expected to come with several feature upgrades over its predecessor. According to The REM, the device will sport a 5.7 inch HD –IPS +LCD display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801/802/805/808 that clocks at 3GHz, and run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The report added that it will come packed with 3/4GB RAM with microSD card up to 128GB, and house 15 to 17MP main camera and 3 to 4MP front snapper. iKnow Today however reported that the device might come with features like 5.5-inch or 5.9-inch display with 2/4K screen resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 or 810 processor and a 3500 mAH battery.

It is also reported that the LG G4 might feature fingerprint sensor.

"LG Electronics has recently decided to deploy a fingerprint sensor on its next flagship smartphone and the scanner will be placed at the back of the device," an industry source close to the matter told Korea Herald (via G4Games).