tech2 News StaffJun 03, 2015 08:31:43 IST
LG's latest flagship model – LG G4 – is now available for pre-booking in India via the company's own website. Consumers who pre-order the smartphone before June 15 will have a chance to receive the device from Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. LG also lists out a few assured gifts which include a LG G4 Metallic Finish Back Cover worth Rs 2,000 inside the box; free one time screen replacement worth Rs. 6,500, and free extra battery with charging cradle worth Rs. 3,500.
In other news, Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom hinted that the smartphone launch in India could take place on June 15 and might be priced at Rs 51,500. At the moment, LG India has not mentioned as to when the device will launch in India. However, the LG G4 has gone on sale via Infibeam and is available at a price of Rs 49,999.
In terms of specifications, the G4 sports a 5.5-inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixels of resolution, same as its predecessor. However, it now adds some technical changes like the Quantum IPS panel that is 25 percent brighter, 50 percent better contrast and 20 percent better colour accuracy. The screen is also said to be 11 percent more efficient than the display fitted into the G3. The device boasts of Slim Arc design, which means it has a slight curve, but not as much as the G Flex. This subtle curve will ensure the display is less likely to break upon fall.
It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It will be available with 32GB onboard storage, expandable via microSD card slot up to 128GB. G4 owners will also get 100GB of free Google Drive storage space for two years, while the native gallery, music, and file explorer apps have Drive integrated into them. On the camera front, the G4 comes with a new 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 lens and improved image stabilisation. It gets a new ‘color spectrum sensor’ with more accurate color and white balance. For selfie lovers, it comes with an 8MP front camera.
The device runs Android 5.1 Lollipop along with a layer of LG’s custom interface. It uses something that LG calls ‘human-centric UX 4.0, promising a more intuitive experience. It offers features like Quick Shot that allows taking pictures even without opening the camera app and simply double tapping on the rear key even when the display is off. There’s a new Gallery that has been designed for faster scrolling. Event Pocket allows users to create a unified calendar by dragging and dropping appointments and activities from multiple calendars and social media sites. The improved Smart Notice provides more personalised notifications for weather, travel and more. A 3,000mAh removable battery completes the package.
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