Two of the world’s largest smartphone makers – Samsung and HTC – showcased their latest flagship phones at MWC 2015, but as impressive as these handsets might be in their own way, you might want to hold back from declaring a winner for the Android market in 2015.
As you should be aware of, LG is also working on a sequel to the G3 and apparently the Korean tech giant seems to have much bigger plans for the G4 than we initially expected. Not only will the LG G4 be radically different from its predecessor, but it might also feature a new in-house processor (although this is more likely for the next iterations in the G series).
LG G4 To Be Radically Different
In a recent interview, LG Electronics’ mobile chief, Cho Juno, revealed the company’s philosophy behind the creation of the LG G4. According to his statement, the LG G4 will be radically different than the G3, on both the inside as well as the outside.
To begin with, the smartphone could feature a metal body as opposed to one made of polycarbonate. The software will change as well, as the G4 will apparently be launched with LG UX 4.0 out of the box. The proprietary user interface will debut ahead of the smartphone’s release, according to Juno, but no other details as to when exactly that might happen were revealed.
Last but definitely not least, Cho Juno confirmed that LG Electronics is working on a new high end mobile processor, after the NUCLUN failed to make an impact on the market. He added that LG is currently designing and developing its own AP, which will be gradually incorporated into new models. And finding out that LG has invested “millions of dollars” into its chipset research lab, it only makes sense that the manufacturer won’t quit after the NUCLUN fiasco.
It’s also worth mentioning that following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 (of which Cho Juno spoke highly), LG is also considering entering the mobile payment game and is now seeking new partners to team up with.
Could LG be making such a big push with its next flagship phone? Only time will tell, but surely LG must know that it needs to step up its game in order to compete with this year’s competitors.