The Korea Times states that LG plans to launch its next-gen flagship smartphone, the G5, in April sometime after unveiling the LG UX 4.0 user interface.
LG G4 to launch in April
“We will announce LG UX 4.0 before announcing the LG G4”, said LG President Juno Cho. “I think it is simply the best and the issue is how to best fit the new UX system into the G4 smartphone”.
Cho has also said that LG is already developing its own mobile processors for its next flagship devices – much like Samsung (with its Exynos line) and Apple (with its A series chips), as that enables them to differentiate from the competition, which mainly all use Qualcomm CPUs.
“Producing our own mobile application chips is very important. As LG Electronics has been consistent in developing these, we plan to gradually incorporate into our new models. We do have a lot of issues that need to be addressed, but second- and third-generation processors will be much better”, Cho said in a news conference.
3K resolution coming to LG G4
Since the HTC One M9 was launched at MWC this week, to a rather lukewarm reaction, it’s hardly surprising that he claims the G4 will be radically different from the G3. But how different will it be? There were reports in January that the phone might have a resolution approaching ‘3k’, with 2,880 x 1,620 pixels – which is an insane amount for a mobile device.
LG needs to pull something special out of the bag if it’s to achieve third place this year behind Samsung and Apple. “We are aiming to become the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer this year in terms of annual sales. LG Electronics will be aggressive in promoting the G4 in major target markets such as Korea and the United States”, Cho said.