News by Luke Jones on Tuesday December 09, 2014.
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LG has had a stellar year for its smartphone business, selling more units and becoming a major device maker by sending out multiple devices. However, while LG now fills many niches, the company is willing to kill off one of its main handsets in 2015 in favor of its current flagship flyer. The company will shake up its smartphone business by launching just one flagship in 2015, instead of the usual two.For the last few years LG has released a phablet flagship early in the year, followed by a true flagship a few months later. The phablet device was the G Pro series and the latest was the G Pro 2 launched in February, while the flagship range if the G series, represented by the G3 launched in June. The G3 has become a huge success and LG wants to build off that series going forward so will apparently ditch the G Pro range in 2015. The move also takes into account the sizes of the handsets. South Korean website heraldcorp.com says that the lines between the G and G Pro series were getting blurred, so the G4 will arrive in 2015 and represent both. The current G Pro 2 has a 5.9-inch screen, but the G3 is a phablet too at 5.5-inches and LG thinks it serves the big screen quota without having to have another handset. LG has already pointed towards the G series becoming the main flyer for the company as it has released multiple variants of the handset, including a mini version and one that rocks a stylus. Speaking of which, LG is reportedly working on a G Pen stylus that will give Samsung's S Pen a run for its money in terms of functionality. Whether that will land on the G4 or on a later business oriented high end phablet remains to be seen. As for the G4, if LG is going to up the ante over the G3, the Korean giant will have to turn to the very best and newest specs on the market. That will probably means a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 4GB of RAM, and a return to Quad HD screen technology.
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