News: LG G4 – The Most Ambitious Smartphone unveiled in Singapore

Unveiled last week, the new LG G4 sports a Slim Arc exterior design, as well as offers simpler and smarter graphical user interface and with LG, paying special attention to the materials utilized in its newest flagship smartphone.

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The LG G4 is available in handcrafted, genuine full grain leather in three beautiful colors (Black, Brown and Red). The vegetable tanning process employed is an age-old tradition that requires skilled craftsmen to produce and dye the leather. The colors of the leather on the G4 are rich with warm tones. LG G4’s leather back cover ages well, adding character to the smartphone. Most importantly vegetable tanned leather is environmental friendly and can be recycled easily, since no harsh chemicals are used. Other material options for the G4 rear cover include artisan-forged Metallic Gray as well as lustrous, Shiny Gold.

The fashionable elegance of the LG G4 is a refreshing change from the uniformly flat, full metal designs that have become commonplace in the industry. The LG G4, defined by the Slim Arc, which runs along its entire body, highlighted by a display with a subtle curvature, offering 20 percent better durability than a flat smartphone in face-down drops and gives the smartphone a more comfortable and secure feel in the hand.

The exterior design is also reflected in the smartphone’s user interface, which includes simple and intuitive graphics with more vibrant colored and rounded corners icons, that are consistent with the Slim Arc design. What’s more, the Smart Notice widget automatically changes its background and text color based on the home screen image selected by the user.

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The LG G4 comes designed with 16MP camera to capture beautiful images, even under lighting conditions that are less than ideal, featuring a wide F1.8 aperture lens that allows 80 percent more light to reach the sensor. And its Manual Mode allows experienced photographers the ability to exercise more artistic expression by letting them directly control the focus, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation and white balance for every shot. Advanced photographers can also save their photos in RAW format, in addition to JPEG, for more precise editing with no loss of details.

The advanced camera in the LG G4 is complemented by Color Spectrum Sensor (CSS), improves color accuracy by precisely reading the RGB values of the ambient light in a scene, as well as the infrared light reflected from objects. This in turn create images that are as close to what one would see with the naked eye.
And for selfie enthusiasts, LG included an industry-leading 8MP front-facing camera for sharp, detailed portraits and group shots. Gesture Interval Shot improves on the original Gesture Shot feature by taking four shots spaced two seconds apart, increasing the chance of getting that perfect shot. Triggering the shutter is as simple as opening and closing one’s hand twice in front of the camera.

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The LG G4 is the first smartphone to use LG Display’s new 5.5-inch IPS Quantum Display, which offers 20 percent greater color reproduction, 25 percent improvement in brightness and 50 percent greater contrast while equipped with a high-capacity 3,000mAh removable battery, a rare feature in today’s high-end smartphones.

Combined with the benefits offered by the snappy yet energy-saving Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 processor with X10 LTE, the LG G4 can typically last a full day of normal use. In fact, the LG G4 is estimated to last 20 percent longer than the G3, from the same capacity battery.

The LG G4 is the first phone to utilize the new human-centric UX 4.0 that promises to be simpler and more intuitive to better understand and respond to the needs of each user. The improved UX eliminates unnecessary steps while providing more configuration options for advanced users.

To enhance the overall user experience of the G4, the LG G4 comes with Google Office pre-installed for easy collaboration on-the-go and G4 owners will receive an additional 100GB of Google Drive storage free for two years.

 

The LG G4 will be available from end of May, retailing for S$998 (Genuine Leather) and S$928 (Metallic) from M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorized LG Mobile retailers.

Customers will receive an additional LG G4 battery and battery charger worth S$126 when they purchase an LG G4 (while stock last).

If you are interested to purchase with mobile line, you can register your interest with the respective telecommunication companies from 15 May 2015 to 24 May 2015 (once their form is up).

For more information about LG G4, do visit www.lg.com/sg.

Update (as of 13 May 2015):
LG announced exclusive premiums worth up to $292 for customers who had register their purchase interest (of course, you’d have to complete the purchase) with their selected telco (Starhub or M1) between 15 May 2015 to 24 May 2015. Oh and while stock last.

The premiums are:

  • 64GB MicroSD card
  • Extra Battery & Charger Cradle
  • Genuine Leather Quick Circle Cover (for purchases of the LG G4 in leather)

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Information and images as kindly shared by LG Singapore.