At the beginning of the month, LG released a video briefly showcasing some of the new software features that will be making their way into the upcoming LG G4. The first video was more of a teaser than a detailed walkthrough, but now a second video has been released that further details some of what we can expect in LG UX 4.0.
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A big part of LG’s teasers have revolved around the camera experience, and this new video is no different. Several new camera features are highlighted, including the new Quick Shot function that lets you double tap the G4’s rear volume button to take a picture, even if the phone is locked. There’s also a special selfie feature called Gesture Interval Shot that lets you use a gesture to initiate a series of four shots in a row — with the idea being that the ‘perfect’ selfie isn’t easy to get, but multiple shots gives your more options.
Moving past the camera, LG talks about Ringtone ID, which is designed to automatically create custom ringtones for all your favorite contacts. This means you don’t have to assign custom icons in order to tell who’s calling without looking, the LG G4 will be able to do that for you. Lastly, LG shows off Quick Memo+, a feature that strips an article down to just text, sort of like the reading mode found in quite a few modern web browsers.
According to LG, that’s just a sample of what we’ll see in UX 4.0. It is interesting that while the first video claims LG is toning things down a bit, in a manner similar to ‘new’ TouchWiz, it also looks like LG is preparing to push several new features as well.For those that enjoy extra software features, as long as UI performance still remains smooth, this could just be yet another reason why the LG G4 could be a solid alternative to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
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