LG's flagship for 2015 stands out with its genuine leather back case and high-end specs. Even with an IPS-powered screen, the display seems on par with its competitors with OLED panels.
LG G4 Specs
5.5-inch IPS LCD Display - LG boasts its IPS Quantum technology with the G4. It does its job well with a QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and an impressive pixel density of 538 ppi. The South Korean tech company also claims that the screen has 20 percent greater colour reproduction and a calibration for Digital Camera Initiatives (DCI) standards.
ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A57 - The G4 has a different approach with its hexacore processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. Even two cores short of its octa-core competitors, the performance is still spot on.
Adreno 418 and 3GB RAM - Users will enjoy gaming and watching movies as the powerful GPU renders it effortlessly. The 3GB RAM also means smoother transitions and no hang ups even with several apps loaded in the background.
Android 5.1 Lollipop - Out of the box, the G4 runs the updated Android 5.1 Lollipop version which includes security and bug fixes. However, LG is already rolling out the much-anticipated Android 6.0 Marshmallow version to some of its models.
16 Megapixel Rear Camera, 8 Megapixel Front and LTE Capability - Being a high-end device, LTE capability is expected. The rear camera is on point with 16 megapixels, the same as its competitors. The front snapper, however, impresses with 8 megapixels instead of the usual 5MP.
Following the footsteps of the LG G4 and the mid-range LG Nexus 5X, the LG G5 is the expected flagship follow up.
LG G5 Specs
5.6-inch Screen OLED Screen - With the new plans of LG Display to launch more plants for producing OLED panels in the following years, it could be expected that the G5 could go with an OLED screen compared to the IPS Quantum display found in the G4. Screen resolution could also reach 4K, hopefully.
Metal Back Case and Curved Edges - the G4 boasted a handmade leather back case for a more unique appeal. The G5 could also go in the same direction, but the concepts surfacing in the Internet show a chrome metal casing for its back and curved edges instead of the brick-type models.
Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM - Since this would be an upgrade from the G4, it could be expected that there would be a larger RAM capacity. It's not exactly overkill since it's a high-end device. There are also rumours that the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip would be powering the device.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow - the G4 is already receiving the Android M update and the G5 will be no exception. It could run the Android 6.0 version out of the box.
Fingerprint and Iris Scanner - another welcome rumour is that the G5 could feature not only a fingerprint scanner, but also an Iris scanner. It would help to secure the phone better.