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LG G4 S leak: renders of a slightly-lesser flagship (update: Snapdragon 615 on board)

According to a new leak, the LG G4 S will be quite similar to its big brother, but with some minor sacrifices, both in size and specs. Any takers?

Published onJuly 1, 2015

When it was announced a few months ago, the LG G4 attracted both its fair share of praise and punishment. As our team found however, the device was every bit the flagship we expected, though according to some reports sales have been less than originally projected. Now it seems LG is keen on offering a slightly-stymied follow-up in the form of the LG G4 S, at least as a new leak would lead us to believe:


Despite the visual similarity to the G4, the source asserts that the G4 S will step down from a QHD, 5.5-inch screen to a more standard 5.2-inch, FHD display instead, with In-Cell Touch technology included. Also taking a lower seat to its big brother is the rear camera, which will be only 8-megapixels (though laser autofocus and dual-LED flash are present) and an unknown 1.5GHz octa-core processor for the CPU.

It is unknown for which markets this lower-end G4 will be aimed at, assuming the leak is legitimate, as it is if there will be an assortment of premium back covers a la the luxurious leather on the standard G4. At the very least it’s curious that LG might opt for a CPU of even “lower” status than the controversial decision it made to include the Snapdragon 808 (as opposed to the 810) in the flagship-proper. The phone is said to launch in the second half of July.

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Would you consider buying the G4 S if it comes in at a much lower price point than it’s sibling? Would the spec decreases be too much to put up with, or are they more than enough for most modern needs? Leave us a comment below with your thoughts.


An LG H735 device has shown up over at GFX Bench, where its capabilities were not-so-secretly put through the paces. Everything points toward this mysterious device being the LG G4 S, so we all turned our attention to it as soon as we heard the noise.

It seems to have done relatively well considering the specs, but we are not putting a huge emphasis on those numbers just yet. This is, after all, an unreleased device and results likely don’t display what will be the phone’s true capacity. What we are interested in learning about is the specs, as they are usually revealed in these sneaky benchmark results. Luckily for us, this is not the exception!

Now we have evidence suggesting the LG G4 S will feature Android 5.1.1, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC and the Adreno 405 GPU. We also caught word that the device will probably have a 5 MP front-facing camera, aside from the 8 MP main shooter we already knew about.

If these rumors prove to be true, we are looking at a pretty good contender here. The Snapdragon 615 chipset is pretty capable, and these devices are usually only a bit higher than the Snapdragon 400 series. We will keep our eyes open for more leaks and rumors to come, but we are pretty sure LG won’t take much longer to announce this bad boy. Are any of you interested?