The LG G4 is around a month away from launch and @Onleaks has just uploaded a press render of the handset to tantalise us with. However, somewhat unusually, this render comes with the proviso that it is “early (non-final)”.
Normally that wouldn’t be interesting, but the render seems to show a curved display design for the LG G4. Although apparently more subtle than the G Flex 2, a curved body would certainly blur the lines between LG’s two smartphone ranges, especially given that the G4 is also rumored to ship with a Snapdragon 810 processing package. Perhaps the LG G4 will retain the G3’s QHD display resolution, to help set it apart?
LG has already done something similar with the Magna and Spirit mid-rangers, which both feature screens that curve very slightly. These are LCD screens, not plastic-based OLED like on the more dramatically curved G Flex 2, and they have no special functionality or purpose, besides looking different. It’s possible that LG is doing something similar with its next flagship.
@Onleaks also states that the LG G4 has dimensions 148.9 x 76.5 x 9.9mm. This would make the LG G4 slightly larger than the G3 (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm) in every axis, suggesting either a slightly larger display or slightly thicker bezels to accommodate the curve.
Other than that, the design aesthetic looks remarkably similar to the G3, with the same laser focus, dual-LED flash, single speaker placement, and volume rocket design on the back. Of course, as this is apparently an early render, the design could change significantly before the phone’s release.
For those wondering about this new Twitter account dedicated to leaks, @Onleaks is ran by French blogger Steve Hemmerstoffer, editor of NowhereElse.fr, a website that has had some solid leaks in the past.
What do you think about a curved look for the G4?