LG G4 Leak: Leather-Clad 2015 Flagship Leaks Before Its Official Release

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LG accidentally revealed its new LG G4 handset weeks before its launch.

The South Korean device maker?s official unveiling of ?its 2015 flagship, the LG G4, is still a little over two weeks away. However, it looks like you don?t have to wait until the April 28 to see LG?s upcoming handset.

Leather-clad design

On Sunday, prolific leakster Evan Blass (commonly known as Evleaks) tweeted a link to an unannounced LG Korea microsite that contained lots of info about the unannounced LG G4. Since then, the company has taken down the website but the Internet does not forget.

The site showcases marketing material, full renderings, specifications, and more of LG?s upcoming G4 model. Avid LG smartphone followers may have to thank a Google+ user name Pedro Peguero Jr. for grabbing screenshots of the microsite. If you want to see leaked image of the handset, head over to his Google+ page here. The Verge has also talked about the leak posted photos.

In the design department, the new model follows the company?s relatively simple aesthetic principle: logos on the front with a single speaker grill along with the power and volume buttons beneath the camera on the back. When you pull that back casing off, you will have access to a removable 3,000 mAh battery.

Aside from plastic, LG is showing off several shades of leather on the rear. It seems that the faux metal from the current-gen LG G3 didn’t win over many smartphone buyers. In contrast to the leather found on the Moto X, this handset has a stitched seam running right into the middle portion of the rear panel.

LG G4 specs

As for the model?s specificaitons, the information listed on the now unavailable site appears to be placeholders at best. The G4?s dimensions are typical for a phone with a 5.5″ dispaly: 149.1mm x 75.3mm x 8.9mm. It?s not the thinnest phone around but it does allow for a larger battery. While the f/1.8 aperture for the camera is correct and has already been confirmed by the device maker, the 13MP resolution isn?t quite right. A previously revealed 16-megapixel camera is a better bet for the soon-to-be released flagship.

The software on the microsite mentioned “Android 4.4.2 KitKat,” but that is most likely a copy error. LG is already rolling out over-the-air updates for Android 5.0 Lollipop. In other words, everything on the leaked site should be taken with a grain of salt, even if the images of the LG G4 look pretty believable. Nonethelesss, we would have to wait until LG?s official announcement on April 28, 2015.


Photo Credit: ?By Evan Blass via Twitter

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