LG is going to release a “super premium” smartphone late this year.
Reports say that this “super premium” might be the LG G4 Pro that has been rumored for some time now, and is reportedly going to be unveiled in October. At the least, this super premium handset will be released by the end of 2015.
Korean news publication ET News said that, after the dismal performance of the company’s G4 handset earlier this year, LG is going to break tradition and launch a new flagship device within this year. The ET News report specifically referred to the G4 Pro as the super premium flagship which is supposed to be released.
According to the iDigital Times, the Korean news website described the LG G4 Pro as a “brand new unimetal” flagship but did not give any details.
Traditionally, LG releases only one flagship device per year. However, in response to the changing landscape in the smartphone industry, the company is now considering releasing two devices every year.
For now, however, the Korean tech giant wants to recover its market share.
“We are challenging ourselves to improve our performance level in second half by strengthening our marketing and releasing new products per business,” ET News’ source inside LG said.
No exact details have been confirmed so far for the LG G4 Pro, in terms of specifications.
According to the International Business Times, the G4 Pro is expected to come with a 5.8-inch LCD with 1440×2560 Quad HD resolution. Powered by the Android 5.1.1 “Lollipop” software, its hardware will reportedly be driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor supported by 4GB of RAM.
The IB Times also said that the LG G4 Pro could be announced by the company in October.
Christian Today said that the G4 Pro will have a 27-megapixel main camera with laser autofocus, and an 8-megapixel front camera. Storage options, the report said, will allegedly be 32GB and 64GB.
Yibada said that the rear camera will also have a LED flash and optical image stabilization.