While LG is preparing for the announcement of its next flagship device – the LG G4 – it looks like the Korean tech giant is already making plans for the second half of the year, when both Apple and Samsung will most probably reveal the next iPhone and Galaxy Note respectively.
Previously we have heard that LG wanted to avoid open “conflict” with HTC and Samsung at MWC 2015, reason why the G4 was scheduled for a later release (but not too late to interfere with Apple’s launch plans for the iPhone 6S). Thus the G4 (which is said to be radically different from the LG G3) should be officially announced sometime next month.
Interestingly enough though, it seems that LG is planning a new series of flagships, which will apparently be better than the G line-up and will hit the shelves in the second half of 2015. More details after the break.
LG to Introduce a New Flagship Series?
LG’s mobile chief Cho Juno held an interview on Monday in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, where he seems to have disclosed some of the company’s plans for the rest of 2015. Cho revealed that LG is planning to release a new smartphone line-up that would stand above the rest of the G series. This new series of smartphones will be launched “during the second half of this year”.
Cho didn’t reveal any details as to how these smartphones will actually differentiate from the G series, and how they will be better, given that the G line-up always employed the most powerful hardware components available. If we were to take a wild guess, we could speculate that LG might want to step up its flexible display game, now that Samsung revealed the rather impressive Galaxy S6 edge. Or perhaps Korea’s second largest smartphone maker finally got the right formula (which should include a stylus) to create a worthy competitor to the Galaxy Note series (FYI: The LG G Pro series has allegedly been discontinued by the manufacturer). One can only hope.
There are numerous possibilities to think of, but the basic idea remains: LG will apparently launch a new series of smartphones that will surpass the G line-up. Needless to say, 2015 shapes up to be a very interesting year for mobile enthusiasts.