A new LG smartphone passed through TENAA yesterday, which could be the anticipated second flagship that LG has planned for the second half of the year. Last week, LG’s Cho Juno confirmed that a new flagship would be unveiled sometime in Q4 2015 and reports from Korea suggest that October 10th could be the launch date.
According to the source, an LG official recently let the release date slip during a briefing about the company’s plans for the second half of the year. However, nothing else about the handset seems to have been mentioned.
We don’t know much about the next LG flagship, although the TENNA pictures suggest that the company’s laser auto focus technology may be heading to the phone’s front camera too. LG is expected to launch a large Note-like handset, with names like the G4 Pro, G4 Note and G4 Script all floating around. However, we didn’t spot a slot for a stylus or pen in those TENAA images.
The smartphone may also not be quite the premium model that we had expected earlier in the year. LG has since backtracked on suggestions that the new smartphone would notably “stand above the G series” and some rumors are pointing to a familiar plastic build material, rather than the metal or glass being adopted by many of LG’s competitors.
Ultimately, we will just have to wait a little longer to find out what LG has planned for October. I’m sure that additional details will trickle our way over the next month.