LG's new G4 flagship is not selling as well as its predecessor, which is a shame as it is one of the best smartphones on the market right now. To try and drum up more interest, the South Korean company is holding a promotion throughout the month of July.
After an excellent 2014, LG positioned itself as amongst the leading smartphone companies in the world and expected 2015 to follow a similar path. However, with other brands raising their game it seems as though LG's growth will be held back this year, at least that's according to analysts who have lowered expectations.
The LG G4 is rolling out in Canada now, with the flagship device coming to major carriers such as Rogers, Bell, Telus, Wind Mobile and Videotron, as well as several nationwide retailers. There is definitely competition amongst the networks to offer the best deal for the G4, with Videotron offering $130 worth of free stuff, such as an extra battery, charger, and 32GB micro SD card.
LG has already confirmed that it will launch another flagship smartphone in 2015, one that will sit alongside the G4 as a large screen alternative. That is thought to be the G Pro 3, or the G4 Pro is LG wants to capitalize on its flagship range more. We know the handset will land sometime late in the third quarter, and here are some of the specs we can expect to see.
If you had the LG G3 from launch, you may remember that the handset did not move past Android 4.4.2 KitKat while other rival flagships went to 4.4.3 or 4.4.4. Instead the G3 waited over six months before making the jump straight to Android Lollipop, and it seems LG will be doing the same with the handset this year.
Sprint has announced that it will start carrying the LG G Stylo (of G4 Stylus in other markets), a large handset that comes with a stylus. The third largest carrier in the United States will offer the device for $288 off contract, or for $49.99 on a two year commitment. The other payment option is 24 monthly payments $12 with Sprint Easy Pay.
T-Mobile is finally updating its version of the LG G3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop, much later than other carriers and international variants. Considering Lollipop launched back last November and until recently the G3 was LG's main flagship handset, it has been tardy to say the least by T-Mobile. At least now consumers with the G3 on the Magenta Network are finally getting Android 5.0.
LG and Verizon Wireless announced a new slate today in the form of the LG G Pad X 8.3, a true successor to 2013?s original G Pad 8.3. As well as announcing the tablet, Verizon also revealed that it will begin selling LG's new G4 flagship smartphone on June 4, tying up with previous reports for the handsets' launch.
We revealed last week that LG is back in the picture in terms of Nexus smartphones as the company is building the next device in the series, replacing Nexus 6 maker Motorola. It seems that LG is indeed involved in a new Nexus smartphone, with an Android Open Source Project code revealing an unknown LG made handset with the codename Bullhead.
If you have been readying yourself for the LG G4 to drop in the United States your wait is almost over. The new flagship smartphone will be making its debut on T-Mobile tomorrow (Wednesday, 27th May), making the Magenta Network the first U.S. carrier to offer the handset. Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T customers will have to wait a little longer, and even those wanting to buy in T-Mobile locations will have to wait until June 3rd.