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LG event scheduled for April 28, most likely G4 unveiling

Whatever LG has up its sleeve for the G4 unveiling, it's set to take place around the world with events on April 28 in New York, London, and Paris, as well as Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul on April 29.

The email also contains an image with the words "See the Great. Feel the Great," using the G logo from its flagship series. The words are also laid out on a leather background, which could be a hint at leather being incorporated in some way in the G4.

Little is known about the LG G4 at the moment, but we did get a peek at a possible benchmark for the device earlier today. According to the results, LG's next flagship may pack a 2K display, 16MP camera, and a six-core Snapdragon 808 CPU.

In any case, keep it locked to Android Central on April 28, as we'll bring you the latest on LG's latest.

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  • Apparently the LG G4 will also end up with no MicroSD card slot,
    just like the Samsung Galaxy S6. what is wrong with the
    South Koreans? First Samsung and now LG. I guess the days
    are numbered for the MicroSD cards, at least on Android phones. :(
  • Where did you read that it won't have MicroSD card slot?
  • source? not saying it's not true, I'm just wondering where u saw it Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm calling BS
  • For LG's sake, I hope you're wrong. If the G4 has a MicroSD slot, they could stand to scoop up a lot of customers who passed on the S6 for just that reason.
  • How do we know that this isn't the G pro 3? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wonder why they went with a lesser SOC than the 810 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Maybe because specs aren't everything. Lack luster feature sets do not require the top of the line heat inducing chips. It only need the chip that can get the job done. Galaxy Note 4 Galaxy S III
    LG G2
    If it ain't Tech, it ain't Right.
  • I hope they go with the 808 if it's more efficient and applaud them for doing so. if that's what's called for, there no reason to throw in something just to look good on the spec sheet. I'm no fan but look at iPhone. sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts Posted via the Android Central App
  • Less power hungry than the 810 from what i heard. Posted via the Android Central App
  • As said it MAY have the SoC 808.
    It's not finalized yet so this is just speculation. They should be the first in using the 815 or 820 similar to the G2 who was one of the first phones to use the SoC 800 after using the 801 last year for the G3 which produced mediocre performance and not the 805 that was anticipated Posted via the Android Central App
  • I believe the flex 2 uses the 810. One would have to be dumber than a box of rocks to believe they're throwing a lesser chip into their flagship. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly what I said in the other article about a possible G4 leaks. Why would they use a lesser chip than the current 810? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Because the 810 does have issues? They denied it at first to protect the G flex sales but are not willing to risk the reputation of their flagship on it. Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • Yeah I was thinking the same thing. They had to neuter the 810 in the G Flex to keep it from over heating, and since it was an early release they probably had committed to it and couldn't back out when the problems couldn't be resolved with it. To be fair though, LG does have software optimization issues to work through as well. On another note,who says that the 808 is a lesser chip? Is it just because 8 is less than 10?
  • Probably because people hear that the 808 is a hexa-core while the 810 is an octa-core and automatically assume the 808 is a lesser chip Posted via the Android Central App
  • What's not finalized? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think he means that we are just talking on rumors not an official announcement Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • I still have a g2 as a back up phone. Let's see what lg has to offer this year Posted via the Android Central App
  • Please no 2K display.
  • agreed. 1080 is the sweet spot unless battery is 3500+ mAh Posted via the Android Central App
  • The 808 chip is likely due to the heat/battery life issues with the 810. So, they are experimenting worth the 808 to get a sense of how far the performance differential would be (hence the leaked benchmark results) in comparison to battery life. For those concerned.... Remember that software optimization (something that LG is getting increasingly good at) is becoming more important than the chipset when measuring performance. Think about it. The iPhone 6+ had a relatively weaker chip than the Note 4 but it's performance is almost on par (if not better in some cases) than the Note 4. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Than how does the iPhone A8 chip weak if it beats the SoC 805 in benchmarks? That doesn't make any sense which in your case contradicts what you said in it being a weaker chip. Apples A chip series can hold its own own. Just because is has a lower frequency doesn't mean it's worse lol, far from it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Synthetic benchmarks aren't everything my friend. They can be optimized for certain things on certain devices and don't replicate actual day to day use. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Right, and it's fairly well known that manufacturers do exactly that. They program their processors to look exceptionally good on benchmarks.
  • ^^^ this ^^^ Posted via the Android Central App
  • Have a Micro SD card slot, removable battery, 5.3' 2K /good quality/ LCD, 4GB DDR4 RAM, 1 or 2 front facing speaker(s), and keep the G3 camera performance or make it better and I will probably buy you!
  • That's a huge screen.
  • Yeah but watching a movie is incredible! Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • You are not getting half that I would bet Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • Lol yeah I always have to laugh when people post their list of demands for new phones
  • nope. 4 RAM is unnecessary and I'd prefer 1080 unless battery is 3500+ mAh .... video content would undoubtedly look better with 2K/4K but it's not worth it unless the battery supports it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wtf do you need 4 GB of RAM in a phone for Posted via the Android Central App
  • So he can multitask like a boss!! Posted via the Note 4 or Tab S 10.5
  • Because 1.5 will go to LG UI(touchwiz light) and that only leaves you 2.5 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Leftover ram is wasted ram Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • My PC disagrees. Well, it bogs down when 80% of its RAM is filled. My phone might agree with you, however. Though they don't seem to fill up 2GB very often. In fact, I've seen a 3GB phone use like 1.5-2GB only. (Not sure if a Windows PC and an Android phone work differently when it comes to memory.) 4GB? Well, if you want that, might as well throw in some Note features.
  • Ha, hate to try and fit that in my pocket!
    It wasn't a list of 'demands', just rather some preferences that if it has 'em I'll probably be getting it - minus the 5.3 foot screen, lol.
    Honestly IDRC if it it's 1080p or 2K, as long as the screen isn't crap like the G3.
    C'mon people, you gotta admit 4GB or RAM would be pretty sick, although I'm not even sure what I'd need that much for, lol - 3 would be sufficient.
  • 2 would be sufficient, 3 would be nice. 4 is just a waste and take away from other things Posted via the Android Central App
  • Eh, given the choice I'd rather have a front facing speaker, or a good screen than RAM - but if it doesn't detract from anything else I don't see why not.
  • If LG followed Sony's lead and created a Compact line too I'd be happy to buy their phones.
    But while they keep making dinner trays, it won't happen. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think it's more likely to see Sony sell their dying mobile branch off before we'd see the bigger brands waste their focus on niche markets. Maybe there's a connection between "no one" buying Sony products and their bad product choices?
  • Come on USB 3.1 Type C!
  • Not happening yet. Check back in September Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • nexus 2015 (though obviously not your cup of tea) and possibly iPhone 6s might be the 1st with USB-C ... Note 5 gets it and I'll preorder one, so long as they keep the SD/removable battery, which at this point is certainly no guarantee Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah an I can see them around September, maybe a touch earlier. If Google still had moto I would say the next x might have it as well but who knows with lenovo Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • Don't focus on the leather focus on what the leather is a part of. It is a notebook and my guess is they are hinting at the release of the G4 and the G4 Note that has been talked about. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I hope you're right ... Nexus 4 and S4 both gonna be replaced this year, more options the better. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Let's hope all the "leaks" are completely off base. There has been nothing interesting or noteworthy from the supposed leaks. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes please for the leather. As far as the benchmark test posted about earlier and the 808 chip? First it's not fact yet that any phone with have that set up and even if there is we don't know it's a G4. I will be more interested in real world test once it is released (not pre release). If I don't like it will wait and see what's different with the G4 Note. My G2 is not even close to its end life so I'm really not worried about that. Before I got the G2 I had a G Nex and that boy was on its last leg. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same. Nothing my G2 hiccups at yet. No need to change phones every year or even 2 when you bought something decent to begin with. 3 years as a daily is np. Posted via the Android Central App
  • totally agree, I get buying a new phone every 1-2 years, it's just not my preference i expect 3 years minimum from the device(s) i replace my s4 and Nexus 4 with.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Fake leather. 2SHAYNEZ
  • LG is probably trolling with the leather. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Leather would trap heat.
  • Faux leather.....le: plasteak
  • Stupid reply mechanism.
  • This website is broken. All my replies show up as replying to this one comment.
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  • Stiitched "leather".... I remember when all LG trolls hated that worse than death itself. :D