News by Luke Jones on Tuesday March 31, 2015.
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It seems as though we are nearing the launch of the LG G4 as the company has sent out invitations for a media event that will be held on April 28. The Initiation carries the "Save the Date" tagline and LG invites us all to "See The Great, Feel The Great". The event will be held simultaneously in New York, London, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, and Istanbul, which will make it April 29th in the final three nations.We have seen plenty of leaks, rumors, and information regarding the LG G4, including a supposed image (above) showing its curved screen. Just yesterday the device passed through GFXBench and revealed some puzzling specs. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 Quad HD screen, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage space, a 16 megapixel camera lens with 4K UHD video, and an 8 megapixel front facer. As for the processor, things get a little puzzling as the G4 is bizarrely boasting a Qualcomm made Snapdragon 808, and not the 810 as was expected. Of course other flagship sport the Snapdragon 810, and that is the better chip, coming with Adreno 430 graphics and eight cores. The Snapdragon 808 has six cores, four ARM Cortex-A53 and two ARM Cortex-A57 cores with an Adreno 418 graphics chip. Like the 810, the 808 handles 64-bit processing. So why on earth is LG using a chipset that is not being used by many other companies and is a lesser chip compared to the Snapdragon 810? There are three possibilities as far as we can tell. Firstly, the Snapdragon 810 has suffered problems of overheating, perhaps LG could not overcome them so just opted for the weaker processor. Secondly, this may not be a finished G4, instead a kind of dummy device; although admittedly this theory is unlikely this late in the development of the handset. The third and probably most likely scenario is the LG has two G4 variants planned, the regular G4 and this.
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