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LG's latest flagship phone, the G4, has a whole host of features to excite you, including its powerful processor, its great screen and a camera that can take awesome slow shutter shots.

It's the leather back that really caught our eye at the launch event, however, so we've gone in for a closer look.

This leather back was provided by network O2, which exclusively stocks this tan leather version in the UK, although the case will be available globally.

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That's actual real leather, with real stitching to match, rather than a plastic effect.

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The leather aesthetic also comes in other colors, such as starking black (pictured here) a light blue, and a deep maroon.

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The leather feels much warmer to hold, more comfortable, and really does make it look like a totally different device to the plastic model.

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It has a much more premium, mature look than the grey plastic of the other version.

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With textured grooves, the black variant isn't as smooth as the brown. But it does have a bit more character.

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LG explains that the leather used is actually a by-product of the beef industry, so no extra cows have been killed on the phone's behalf. Still, it won't be the phone of choice for vegans.

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The leather will age naturally, like other leather products, and will therefore be more susceptible to scuffs, stains and spilled drinks than the plastic version.

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