LG has not announced any launch date or price of the G4 in India yet, but the flagship smartphone is already available on Infibeam to purchase. It also looks like LG is planning to launch the dual-SIM variant of the LG G4, which is now available with a price tag of Rs 49,999. Also Read - Amazon brings Hindi support to Alexa app on Android, iOS
Earlier, Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom announced that the pre-bookings for the LG G4 have begun and may be launched on June 15. Additionally, the leak suggests that the smartphone will be officially priced at Rs 51,500 and select few who pre-book the smartphone will get a chance to attend the launch event and get their LG G4 from legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. Also Read - OnePlus 6T likely to launch on October 16: Specifications, features, price, and more
Pre-Book the #LG G4(Rs 51500/-) and get a chance to Receive the Phone from @SrBachchan himself http://t.co/T4oLA5DHRa pic.twitter.com/TdEwrNehmO Also Read - OnePlus 6T official teaser hints at in-display fingerprint sensor
— Manish Khatri (@MAHESHTELECOM) May 31, 2015
The LG G4 is now even listed on the company page with pre-booking offers. LG is giving away a metallic finish back cover worth Rs 2,000, battery charging cradle worth Rs 3,500 and one-time screen replacement worth Rs 6,500 for free to those who pre-book.
On the design front, the LG G4 boasts a slightly curved body that the company claims not only improves grip, but also makes it 20 percent more durable than a flat smartphone. The LG G4 comes with a polycarbonate body, and a distinctive leather back panel. The company is currently offering red, brown and black color variants for pre-booking in the country.
As far as specifications are concerned, the LG G4 flaunts a 5.5-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) IPS ‘Quantum’ display with a pixel density of 534ppi. The screen is not only protected by Gorilla Glass 4, but as per the company is also 25 percent brighter, and offers 50 percent higher contrast than its predecessor.
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core chipset clocked at 1.8GHz and paired with Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM. On the storage front, there is 32GB on board memory, which can be expanded up to 2TB using a microSD card. Additionally, buyers will also get 100GB free storage on Google Drive for a period of two years.
In the photography department, the flagship smartphone features a 16-megapixel rear sensor with laser auto-focus, optical image stabilization, f /1.8 aperture and dual-tone dual LED flash. The camera is capable of recording 4K videos, and short panoramas up to 104-megapixels. For selfie lovers, there is an 8-megapxiel front-facing camera.
The smartphone also features a 3,000mAh removable battery with fast charging and wireless charging capabilities. The company claims the battery is good enough to last more than a day on a single charge, and users will be able to charge up to 60 percent in just about 30 minutes.
On the software front, the LG G4 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under LG UX 4.0. As LG revealed earlier this month, the new UI comes with proprietary features like KnockCode, and Knock On, as well as features like Smart Alert, Smart Board, and camera-centric apps like Quick Shot and Expert Camera mode among others. Connectivity options include LTE Cat 6 support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, NFC, dual-SIM and IR blaster.