A Korean publication citing an LG Electronics official reports that the LG G4 will be priced somewhere in between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Additionally, a dual-SIM variant of the G4 flagship has been spotted in Iran while the company has teased the G4's genuine leather rear panel in a new video.
ET News speculates that LG might be priced at $825 (approximately Rs. 52,250), considering that the Galaxy S6 comes at $795 (approximately Rs. 50,300) while the Galaxy S6 Edge $910 (approximately Rs. 57,600). An LG Electronics official told ET News, "Prices are yet to be confirmed, but will stay within that range. The comparison target is Edge because the best camera, natural leather, etc. are used."
The company is clearly stressing that the LG G4 is a more premium proposition than Samsung's Galaxy S6 flagship and is looking to undercut the Galaxy S6 Edge's pricing instead. The report also added that the G4 has gone up for pre-orders in Korea via three mobile carriers - SK Telecom, KT, and LG U+.
We will have to still wait for LG to announce the pricing details of its upcoming G4 flagship next week.
In other news, a dual-SIM variant of the LG G4 has been spotted in Iran. A Persian site (via PhoneArena) posted live images of the LG G4 with dual-SIM support. In the leaked images, the G4 is seen housing a SIM switch button at the bottom panel of the screen. Another leaked image shows the G4 will feature a 3000mAh battery and will support wireless charging like other current flagship handsets. The website also claimed that the G4 will also come with plastic back panel alongside a leather back model.
Another Korean report has claimed that the LG G4 screen will be slightly curved with a 3000mm radius. The curve will not be drastic compared to the likes of the LG G Flex2 (which has a 750mm-radius curvature on the display); though will be helpful for handset's grip ergonomics for usage. The slight curve is in fact identical to that on the LG Magna and LG Spirit, smartphones which were launched ahead of MWC 2015.
Finally, continuing its tradition of teasing the handset's features via a series of videos, LG has shared a new video showing how the leather back panel of the G4 was produced.
LG has till date confirmed a few other specifications for its upcoming G4 flagship. The handset will feature a 5.5-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) resolution IPS display with a pixel density of 535ppi; LG UX 4.0 with new features; 16-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture; LED flash and laser autofocus, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
The LG G4 launch event will take place in New York, London, and Paris on April 28 followed by an April 29 launch in Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul.