LG president promises ‘super premium phone’ coming later this year

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.

LG has already launched two flagship devices this year; prior to the release of the G4, we saw the second-generation G Flex earlier this year. But according to some reports, sales have been disappointing so far, and so LG hopes to rectify that with a brand new device that’s even better than the others.

Cho did not reveal what that device would be or what it would bring, but we can be pretty sure he is not referring to LG’s upcoming Nexus device, which will likely offer somewhat modest (though still impressive) specifications to be fairly affordable.

Recent reports have claimed it will be a new phablet device that hopes to compete with handsets like the iPhone 6s Plus and Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 5 with a 5.8-inch Quad HD display, Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 820 processor, and 4GB of RAM.

It’s interesting that LG has revealed this now; the confirmation could dissuade some consumers from buying the G4 now as a result. However, it may also persuade others not to jump on the Galaxy Note 5 and other rivals devices until they’ve seen what LG has up its sleeve.