Now that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 have both been announced and reviewed, it’s time for the tech world to move onto the next big thing. LG’s G4 handset is expected to be announced within the next few months, and according to a few leaked images from XDA, we may have just gotten our first look at the unreleased handset.
The back of the device is shown off in the first image, sporting LG’s iconic rear-mounted power button and volume keys. The buttons and camera module don’t really differ in aesthetics from previous LG handsets, although they look to be a solid black color this time around. The chassis of the device looks like it sports a similar brushed aluminum texture to what we saw on the LG G3, though judging from the photos, it’s difficult to tell whether the device has a plastic or aluminum casing. If you take a closer look in the first image, it seems as though LG has either added a TV antenna (likely for the Korean market) or a stylus. We’ve heard rumors of LG filing patents for a stylus-like writing utensil, and that the company may potentially launch a device called the G4 Note towards the later half of the year. For now, this is just speculation, so we’ll need to wait some time before we make any assumptions.
Moving on to the front three images, we get a pretty good look at the device’s software. For starters, the purported G4 software info page says the device is running Android 5.0.2 with build number LRX22G. There’s also a pretty clear look at the Settings screen, showing off a more subdued color palette throughout the menus. The final image shows off the device’s home screen, which doesn’t look too different from the software we got on the G3. LG looks to have made a few tweaks this time around, but it’s certainly not a completely revamped UI that was alluded to by the company’s CEO a few weeks ago.
For now, we need to remember that these are just rumored images, and nothing is official until we get word from LG. What are your thoughts on the images? If these turn out to be real, would you be okay with the design changes LG has made this time around?