I try to steer as clear of rumours as a general rule. They're unfounded, often wrong, and usually just lead to letting us all down in the end (they often promise the moon and beyond).
Well, here's what we DO know about the LG G4 that's going to be announced on April 28th.
UX 4.0So, yeah, there's a brand new version of their user experience coming. The version for the G3 really stepped up the game with some neat features that showcased some features that had some great fore-thinking, like letting you know about birthdays, contacts, weather etc...
UX 4.0 will expand on that 'personalized experience' that the G3 had and then a few others features like letting you have 'manual mode' on your camera.
For more information see the press release below
16MP f/1.8 camera lens + 8MP frontFor those photo enthusiasts, you'll note that the small the f-stop, means that it has a wider aperture... in plain English you'll be allowing MORE LIGHT into every shot. What that means that you can get brighter pictures where there's less light available. Normally, to compensate you'd have to have the shutter open longer, leading to 'drag', or blur in your photos.
See the video below to see that it's one of the only things they actually mention about the device.
LG Innotek has just announced that the sensor will be 16MP, and due to the f/1.8 it'll let in 80% more light than the G3
What we don't know?
Date available, carriers it'll be on, cost, screen size (we can assume they'll keep the QuadHD), processor, RAM, storage, battery, what it's made out of, etc...
Press Release from LG
Seoul, Korea, Apr. 09, 2015 – LG Innotek, a leading global components and materials manufacturer, announced the development of a groundbreaking 16MP camera module with an aperture of f/1.8, making it LG Innotek’s widest aperture camera developed for a smartphone. The advanced camera module began mass production at LG Innotek’s plant this week and will be unveiled to consumers for the first time in the LG G4 later this month.
The advanced design of the camera module means that it receives 80 percent more light than in the highly praised camera found on the LG G3. More light means better looking images in low light environments and less blur when shooting action and fast moving objects. Large apertures on smartphone cameras has been challenging to develop due to the complexity and size of developing modules that must fit in the very limited space of today’s smartphones.
Furthermore, in response to the explosive growth of selfies, LG Innotek developed an 8MP front-facing camera module, its highest resolution for a front camera to date. This high resolution module’s ultra-thin IR filter keeps infrared light from entering the camera lens, giving images taken with the front camera more natural and accurate colors. The 0.11mm thin filter is roughly half the thickness of competing IR filters.
“At LG Innotek, we are constantly working to ensure that the cameras we develop allow users to capture and preserve the moments that are most special to them,” said Ung-beom Lee, CEO of LG Innotek. “We are extremely excited to see our technology in LG’s next flagship smartphone because we believe that the power, precision and operability of our camera module will clearly make an impression on consumers.”