With its official launch event over two weeks away, LG may have revealed more about its upcoming G4 flagship than it would have liked to after a test microsite for the smartphone went live – revealing almost everything about the G4’s design, including removable back covers, swappable batteries and more.
Former serial leaker Evan Blass, better known as @evleaks on Twitter, revealed the microsite’s URL, http://g4.xfb.kr/, early Sunday morning – opening the floodgates to literally dozens of official press renders and promotional images of the G4. Thankfully, since the site is obviously for internal testing, the real hardware specs appear to be from last year’s G3 – so LG still has some secrets up its sleeve. However, some images revealed that the G4 will have a swappable 3,000mAh battery and will be 8.9mm thick.
What was revealed in the microsite, however, are pretty much everything to do with the G4’s external design. For starters, it looks very similar to the G3, including the subtly curved back. On the front, the G4 will have a faux carbon fibre weave, while LG is also introducing swappable back covers with a multitude of options including real leather in at least six colour options. The standard covers will come in three colours, which are white, grey and gold.
In addition, there’s also a very detailed view of the G4’s 16MP, f/1.8 camera UI in manual mode – which will surely excite enthusiasts. There’s an astonishingly high amount of controls that can be tweaked, including the standard ISO, white balance, and aperture to more advanced features such as manual focus, histogram, and dual-format (JPG and RAW) capture. Finally, the laser autofocus will also have an “infrared colour spectrum analyser” for better colour reproduction in images.
The official announcement of the LG G4 is set for 28 April, or a little over two weeks from today. It is highly likely that what we’re seeing now is the final design of the G4, though we’ll learn more about the software and hardware aspects during the press event.