LG G4 launch invite reveals phone’s back, more leather

LG’s next flagship smartphone will launch in just three weeks. The first save-the-date notice the company distributed was a little coy about naming the device it concerned, avoiding “G4” directly and instead making some general references to G-series devices. But then in that new teaser video we shared with you overnight, the manufacturer put aside any trappings of mystery and got nice and clear, publicly stating its intent to reveal the LG G4 on April 28. Now it’s time for LG’s formal event invitation to arrive, and it may just offer us our best look at the G4 yet.

Following that save-the-date we were primed to be thinking “leather,” but it wasn’t clear how the material would be used. Was LG talking about phone body options, like on the Moto X? Did it mean something like a leather case? Well, it looks a little a little with this seam straight down the middle, but today’s invite sure adds new support to that leather-back theory, appearing to show a G4 clad in brown leather.

The f/1.8 main camera (for improved low-light performance) from the teaser video is explicitly identified here, and we see the return of the laser-assisted auto focus from the G3. And while the entire rear button assembly isn’t a direct match for any currently released LG hardware, it perhaps most closely resembles the layout we got on the G Flex 2 earlier this year.

Will we really see LG release a leather-clad phone as sure seems to be depicted here? Will there be other exotic material options as well? We’re just a few short weeks away from finding out.

Source: LG

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