A user over on XDA Developers has leaked images of an upcoming LG handset — but it's probably not the flagship G4.
Update: Since this story first broke, more details have become apparent suggesting these leaked images are of an upcoming LG phone, but probably not the LG G4. A few things point us to this conclusion:
- The baseband version in one of the images refers to MSM8936 — aka Qualcomm's Snapdragon 610, a mid-range part unlikely to feature in any flagship devices. (Thanks D13H4RD2L1V3)
- The phone is running the old LG UI 3, not the overhauled software design promised by LG's mobile boss.
- And finally, those are some pretty hefty bezels, whereas LG's past two flagships have featured minimal horizontal borders.
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Original story: The back of the device looks very similar to the LG G3, retaining the power button, speaker, and flash placement. However, one thing to note is the addition of what looks to be a stylus (or possibly an antenna) at the top left of the supposed G4. Additionally, the shape of the camera sensor appears to be slightly different, going for more of a square shape . Similarly, the power button has changed from a circle to more of a rounded rectangle.
Moving onto the software, the device looks to retain much of what it started with last year's design cues in the G3, though tweaked a bit for the changes in Android 5.0 Lollipop. The theme for the icons looks to keep things low-key with non-poppy colors for system apps, and rounded toggles are still there.
Keep in mind that this is a leak, and as such, it should be taken with a hefty grain of salt. Nothing about the LG G4 is official until we hear from LG.
Source: s3rv1cet3ch (XDA Developers) Thanks to Bill for the tip!