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The G4 won't be LG's final flagship of 2015. Photo: LG

The G4 won’t be LG’s final flagship of 2015. Photo: LG

Before you splash out on LG’s new G4, there’s something you should know.

The South Korean company has confirmed it is working on another new device that president Cho Jun-ho describes as a “super premium smartphone,” and it’s coming later this year.

The two top smartphone vendors continue to rule the roost.

The two top smartphone vendors continue to rule the roost.

Looks like Samsung and Apple pretty much own the smartphone market, though there are some scrappy contenders starting to make headway.

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), handset makers shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the last quarter of 2015 (Q2). This is up 11.6 percent from last year, an amazing bit of growth considering how many smartphones are already on the loose.

Samsung continues to fight against Apple. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung continues to fight against Apple. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

A number of Silicon Valley technology giants have backed Samsung in its legal battle against Apple. Documents confirm Dell, eBay, Facebook, Google, and HP all took the South Korean company’s side in a “friend of the court” brief on July 1.

The Galaxy Tab S2 measures just 5.6mm thick. Photo: Samsung

The Galaxy Tab S2 measures just 5.6mm thick. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s long-awaited Galaxy Tab S2 is here to take on the iPad Air, and it hopes to turn your head with an ultra-slim form factor that measures just 5.6mm thick — half a millimeter thinner than Apple’s latest device. It also adopts the iPad’s aspect ratio, alongside updated internals.

The App Store continues to rule in revenue.

App Store continues to rule in revenue.

Android’s massive lead in market share is translating into a staggering number of app downloads, with Google Play serving 85 percent more apps than the App Store during the second quarter of 2015. But despite that, iOS is holding onto a significant lead where it matters most — in revenue.

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