LG to reportedly unveil G4 in April

BY Killian Bell

Published 16 Feb 2015

T-Mobile LG G3 front

If you’re hoping for a surprise LG G4 unveiling at Mobile World Congress next month, then you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. A source close to the South Korean company has confirmed that it’s next flagship won’t be arriving until April at the earliest.

“LG Electronics decided not to release the G4 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) exhibition in Barcelona in March,” the source told The Korea Times. “It may release it in April.”

Last year’s G3 wasn’t unveiled until late May, so we weren’t exactly expecting a G4 at MWC anyway. Other reports have also warned that the device would not be appearing in Barcelona. But it makes sense for LG to hold a dedicated event of its own.

There’s going to be a lot of competition at MWC with new devices coming from both HTC and Samsung that have been hotly-anticipated for months. Rather than going up against those for media coverage, LG will benefit from waiting for things to calm down.

But that doesn’t mean its G4 will be any less exciting than the One M9 or the Galaxy S6. Recent rumors have claimed it could have an even sharper 3K display, and Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 processor, which the Galaxy S6 won’t have.

LG will still attend MWC and have its latest offering on show, and its newly-appointed mobile chief, Cho Juno, will be there to meet the press, The Korea Times says. But G series fans will be holding onto their cash a little while longer.

[via The Korea Times]