LG has finally announced the G4 launch to “key markets” this week. This new flagship Android phone will be presented in Hong Kong and will then hit Turkey, Russia, and Singapore markets. LG says that the G4 will travel into “most of Europe, CIS, Southeast Asia, Middle East/Africa, and South/Central America” with around 180 carriers and retailers signed on to offer the G4.
As a quick reminder on the specs, the G4 runs Android 5.1 on a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 IPS Quantum display, powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a removable 3000mAh battery. Other specs include 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture. There’s also a 16-megapixel camera round back with an f/2.4 aperture, Laser Auto Focus, optical image stabilization, and a Color Spectrum Sensor that LG says can recognize colors and objects.
LG has also included several special software features into the G4, such as a manual mode for the camera, Quick Shot for taking quick photos using just the rear volume down button, and Smart Bulletin, that gathers notifications from multiple apps and displays them on a single page. LG has also thrown in a removable battery and microSD slot, two features that are becoming increasingly rare in the smartphone world. All this high-end specs make the LG G4 recognisable as a flagship smartphone.
Despite this release date, some folks will have to wait a while before they can get their hands on the leather-backed G4. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Veriozn, and U.S. Cellular have all signed on the G4 in the U.S., but so far all we know is that Sprint and U.S. Cellular will only sell the G4 sometime in June.