A new VentureBeat report claims to shed some more light on LG’s 2016 flagship smartphone, the G5.
Reportedly, the LG G5 will derive one of its key features from the recently launched V10 phablet – the secondary ticker display on top. With a 5.3-inch Quad HD main display and a secondary “ticker” display on top, the G5 will most likely be very similar to the G4 in terms of dimensions. Previously rumored metal build and Snapdragon 820 SoC have been confirmed by the new report, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard expandable storage.
Another major highlight of the G5 is said to be the dual-camera setup at the back. The main 16MP camera will feature a 135-degree wide-angle lens, which does sound pretty impressive. In addition to two lenses, the rear of the smartphone will also feature a dual-LED flash, laser auto-focus, and a RGB sensor that has already been seen on the G4. The selfie camera on the front will retain the same 8MP resolution as the G4. Right below the camera components at the rear will be a fingerprint scanner, similar to the one on the LG Nexus 5X. A “Magic Slot” is going to be on offer as well, enabling “functional expansion by way of hardware modules”. Examples cited include action, 360 VR, “party”, audio amp, and physical keyboard.
There is some bad news as well. The report suggests the G5 will include a 2800mAh capacity battery inside, down from the 3000mAh battery inside the G4 and the V10.
The LG G5 is expected to be launched sometime in the first quarter of next year, although no specific time frame has been specified in the new report.