LG G4 Pro tipped to stand out with dual camera, fingerprint sensor, not metallic build
It can’t be easy for smartphone manufacturers to devise enough differentiators for two flagship models each year, let alone three. Naturally therefore, we’re very curious to see what the LG G4 Pro might bring to the table that the standard G4 and G Flex 2 are missing.
Back when this was teased as a “super premium” device, tipsters hinted at a prospective aluminum construction, as well as ultra-high-end specifications like a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM and 27MP rear camera.
But in the meantime, the SD820 silicon has become an impractical endowment, given it requires too much patience and a roadmap revision that LG probably can’t afford. As far as the rumored design revolution goes, Korean media says it must wait, and so, the best case scenario is the G4 Pro will follow in its predecessor’s footsteps and blend plastic and leather.
On the bright side, the record-matching memory count is reportedly still on the table, and so is a screen diagonal boost to 5.8 inches, with Quad HD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) retention. The main photographic unit is now cloaked in secrecy regarding the megapixel toll, but surprise, surprise, fresh gossip calls for a dual camera arrangement.
That didn’t work so splendidly for HTC, yet executed properly, it could help the G4 Pro improve the already impressive 16MP OIS shooter of the G4. Another key addition to the upcoming phablet’s bag of tricks is purportedly a fingerprint scanner, which will be used among others to authenticate Android Pay transactions.
Finally, the very tricky choice between the stable but far from remarkable hexa-core Snapdragon 808 and powerful yet glitchy 810 may ultimately yield the latter as a winner. Of course, everything remains subject to change.