The smartphone launched in India features dual-SIM and dual LTE support, previously announced in select markets as the LG G4 Dual SIM (Dual LTE) variant of the flagship with model number H818N. LG started taking pre-orders for the LG G4 at the beginning of the June. To recall, the LG G4 was initially launched in April.
The specifications of the LG G4 Dual SIM (Dual LTE) are identical to the original LG G4, except for the inclusion of an extra SIM card slot. Notably, both the SIMs support 4G connectivity.
To recall, the LG G4 features a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440x2560) IPS Quantum display with a pixel density of 538ppi; a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz; 3GB of RAM; 32GB inbuilt storage; expandable storage support up to 2TB via microSD card; a 3000mAh removable battery; a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 lens, and an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 lens. The LG G4 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with LG's new UX 4.0 on top. Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides apps come pre-installed on the phone, while G4 owners will receive an additional 100GB of Google Drive storage free for two years.
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Commenting on the launch, Soon Kwon, Managing Director, LG India, said, "We are really proud to bring the LG G4 to India. With this smartphone, we are living up to our promise of innovation for a better life. This is a fashionable, premium smartphone that is more focused on delivering a balanced user experience. With the LG G4, we are giving users a truly human centric device that combines analogue sensibilities with technologies that deliver real world performance. The LG G4 is by far the most ambitious phone from LG."
Notably, some LG G4 users in the US recently reported being affected by an issue that makes the touchscreen unresponsive. The firm said it is aware of the issue, and is investigating. According to preliminary reports, LG G4 smartphones from Verizon and T-Mobile are said to be most affected. AT&T users however have been also reported that there have been touchscreen issues on the G4.
In mid-May, LG launched its premium smartwatch - the LG Watch Urbane - in the country. The smartwatch carries a MRP of Rs. 35,000, but has an MOP of Rs. 30,000. Earlier in May, LG made the G Flex2 available to buy in the country at Rs. 54,990.
Disclosure: LG sponsored the correspondent's flights for the G4 launch event in Mumbai.