LG executives haven’t shied away from dropping (obvious) hints as to the looming G4’s existence, name and (loose) ETA these past couple of months. And while they were adamant G3’s sequel wouldn’t break cover at the just-wrapped Mobile World Congress, something new was bound to come up in Barcelona.
Speaking to a Korean newspaper, a company official candidly named the G4 again, also stressing it “will be unveiled next month” and it’s expected to comfortably eclipse its predecessor’s sales numbers. So yeah, apparently the G3 sold pretty well so far, reaching 6 to 7 million units since its market debut back May 2014.
Meanwhile, as “initial response” to “specifications of the G4 and changes we’ve made” was “good enough” from “top outlet channels and European carriers during MWC”, G4’s ambitious aim is 10 mil… by the end of the year.
Of course, that’s pitiful by iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S standards, but even LG’s head honchos know and acknowledge their primary short-term objective has to be the global bronze medal conservation and fending off the Chinese threats. Xiaomi, Huawei, maybe OnePlus. There’s HTC too, though the Korean number two seems to deem a Taiwanese reversal of fortune highly unlikely, at the very least.
Now, the G4 is a relatively well-kept secret, given the imminence of its introduction. A few “experimental” features have been teased, a new aesthetic approach, and a Quad HD+ screen with even slimmer bezels than the G3 is a near-guarantee. Also, pre-loaded Android 5.1 Lollipop, according to a benchmark that the “H818” passed with flying colors. Whoa, if a pre-release G4 prototype is that speedy, can you imagine the powerhouse the final product will materialize into?