LG have confirmed that their flagship smartphone, the G4, will start shipping this week in key markets around the world. The rollout will take place in stages till the end of June.
Starting in Hong Kong, the G4 will travel across Turkey, Russia and Singapore followed by most European countries. Eventually, North America, CIS, Southeast Asia, Middle East/Africa and South/Central America will also be covered with LG sealing deals with 180 carriers and retails across all regions.
Speaking at the announcement, Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said, “The LG G4 is our most ambitious smartphone yet because it is unlike any other flagship mobile phone on the market today. Our vision is to create our own set of standards without worrying about what trend other smartphones are following. We think we have a winning formula because the initial reaction to the G4 has been tremendously positive.”
Launched in April, the G4 is considered to be a major upgrade over the G3, sporting the latest specs and features to compete with other premium smartphones in its category, namely the Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9.
Notable features in the G4 include the 5.5 inch Quad HD IPS Quantum display, a 3000 mAH battery, a Snadragon 808w/ Adreno 418 GPU processor, a 3GB RAM that will support an impressive internal storage of 32GB and the much touted 16MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture for great lowlight photography. The pure leather back cover is another defining factor in the G4 which gives it a stylish look and a comfortable feel. It is said to be much more comfortable and sleek compared with the leather cover in the Samsung Galaxy S5.
LG have not revealed the pricing of the G4 in any of the countries where the device will be shipped, stating that pricing details will be announced at time of availability.
We expect the G4 to reach UK shores by the end of the month, if not earlier.