LG Electronics has all but unveiled its upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG G4, but that hasn’t stopped tech informants from digging up tidbits that the Korean manufacturer has not yet revealed. We already know that the LG G4 will feature a leather-bound back panel; however, a recent leak by tech watcher Evan Blass, also known as @Evleaks, shows the G4 in all its glory, and it’s pretty.
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Blass shared Saturday several images of the smartphone that appear to be official press renderings of the LG G4 directly from the manufacturer. With the images come hardware details indicating that the G4 will feature a removable 3,000 mAh battery as well as a MicroSD card slot. This means that users will be able to switch out the battery on the G4 and also expand its internal storage capacity.
With all of the criticism surrounding the recently released Samsung Galaxy S6, which does not feature a removable back or MicroSD card slot, these features on the G4 should be welcomed by die-hard Android fans.
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With a removable back, users will also be able to switch out the style of back cover. The LG G4 will come with standard plastic backs as well as pricier leather backs.
Additionally, the leak reaffirms reports that the LG G4 will feature a 16-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.8. Camera lenses with a low aperture number take in more light, which allows for a faster shutter speed and cuts down on blur in photographs. In comparison, the Galaxy S6 features a 16-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture, and the iPhone 6 features an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture. Samsung announced the decrease in its camera aperture in March, so it appears that LG is following suit.
The G4 camera app will include laser autofocus, a manual shooting mode and an infrared color spectrum analyzer, which offers more accurate color reproduction.
The LG G4 will also feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 × 2560) screen. LG Electronics is hosting a press event on April 28, when the G4 is expected to be unveiled, according to LG’s teaser promotions.