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LG G4 To Be Unveiled On April 28

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However latest LG flagship won’t figure the fastest hardware, according to reports

LG appears to have confirmed the launch date for its hotly-anticipated G4 smartphone after it  sent out invitations to the media for ‘See the Great’ events in Seoul, New York, Paris, London, Singapore and Istanbul on April 28.

The Korean manufacturer had opted to delay the launch so as not to compete with the big-name announcements from HTC and Samsung at Mobile World Congress last month.

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However all might not be rosy for the new LG device, as reports have claimed the device will sport less powerful hardware than some of its competitors.

Sources speaking to The Korea Times have said that the device will not feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, reportedly due to heating issues with the hardware.

“Instead of using Qualcomm’s latest 810 Snapdragon processor, the G4 will use the Snapdragon 808. As far as I know, Qualcomm will be able to resolve overheating issues of the 810 processor chips in the latter half of this year,” the source said.

Qualcomm declined to comment to the website.

Growing momentum

The invites follow leaked screenshots released earlier this week (see above) purporting to show off the G4’s new design. According to the photos, the device will feature a built-in stylus, as well as a square camera sensor and a rectangular power button.

The device is set to be the company’s most powerful yet, with information obtained by Greek website Techmaniacs back in January claiming that the LG G4 will feature top of the line hardware, being powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset, and 3GB of RAM.

The device’s camera will also receive a significant upgrade, with a system dump display (pictured below) appearing to show a 16MP rear camera in the LG G4, a major improvement from its predecessor, which featured a 13MP lens.

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