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Rumor: The LG G4 May Be Plastic While The LG G4 Note Could Stay With Metal Design

March 23, 2015 - Written By Nick Terry

 

Most phone manufacturers have naturally started to progress and begin using metal for their smartphone chassis over the past year or so. Most recently, Samsung switched to metal in their flagship Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung S6 Edge devices, whereas before Samsung devices were made of rather cheap feeling plastic, as are most smartphones these days. Moving to metal for smartphone chassis, as we mentioned above, is the natural progression of smartphone materials. It may be slightly more expensive to produce and end up costing the consumer a tad more when they purchase a metal device, but it’s worth it in the end.

You see, metal devices are significantly more durable and premium-feeling than plastic devices. Think about it, would you rather drop your plastic phone or your metal phone on the concrete from waist height? Now, it looks like LG will be the latest phone carrier to join the metal smartphone party but not with the device you would think. The upcoming LG G4, the successor to the LG G3, is the device you would think that LG would give a metal chassis if the company was finally deciding to go the metal route. Though, according to ZDNet Korea, the G4 will be released with a plastic chassis, and instead, the rumored G4 Note will be the device that LG releases with a metal chassis.

Moving to metal devices is a move that LG needed to make in order to keep up with the likes of Samsung and Apple. Sticking to plastic would have made LG look like the cheap smartphone manufacturer in a world of metal smartphones. In fact, LG supposedly would have built the G4 with a metal chassis, had they had the time to do so. Unfortunately, the company switched over to the equipment necessary to create metal smartphones a tad bit too late. This left LG no choice but to create the G4 with a plastic chassis and instead create the G4 Note with a metal body using the new equipment. At the moment, this information still resides as a simple rumor and can’t exactly be proven true. While it does come from a reliable source, ZDNet Korea, we still urge you all to take the information with a grain of salt.