LG has been in news for a while for its upcoming flagship smarphone, to be called as G5. Rumors have been rife that the new addition to LG's premium 'G' series of smartphones will be much more powerful and better than the last year's LG G4 smartphone. It is also believed that the upcoming LG G5 smartphone will don a new design, though nothing concrete could be said about the design change. However, a latest report, as put up by VentureBeat, suggests that the LG G5 will feature a secondary display similar to the one seen on the company's premium V10 smartphone. Report also suggests that a similar dual-display design will be used on several other LG phones coming next year.
To recap, in last quarter of 2015, LG announced the V10 smartphone as its new flagship with its key highlights being dual-display and dual front-facing cameras. The phone features powerful specifications which include a QHD primary display with a secondary ticker screen, a 16MP snapper with dual 5MP front-facing cameras, 4GB of RAM, and more. LG seems to be bringing these specifications as well as design elements to the upcoming G5 smartphone, which is likely to be unveiled at MWC 2016.
LG is yet to make an official announcement around the G5 smartphone, meanwhile we do a rumor round up of the device:
Previous rumors already suggested that the LGG5 will sport a 5.3-inch display of QHD quality with 2560x1440 pixels resolution. If we consider the new report, the phone is likely to feature another secondary display with 160x1040 pixel resolution.
Processor and memory:
The G5 will be powered by Qualcomm's recently announced Snapdragon 820 chipset that will be paired with 3GB of RAM, instead of 4GB that's used on V10 smartphone. As far as storage space is concerned, the phone will come with 32GB of internal storage, with support for microSD card.
Dual front-facing camera:
Camera set up:
As per the recent report, the G5 smartphone will also come with a dual rear camera set-up, which will have a 16MP primary camera with a 135-degree wide-angle capability. It is believed that there will be a circle with a four element square configuration between the two lenses. Two of these will be LED flash bulbs while another one is a laser for laser autofocus that was also seen on LG G3. The fourth element is believed to be the RGB sensor, as seen on LG G4, to support autofocus and other scene-recognition functions. In addition to that the phone will also have a feature called ‘Magic Slot' which will enhance the camera performance. The front is likely to adorn an 8MP camera.
LG's new generation G - series flagship smartphones will also feature a fingerprint scanner. It is speculated that the rear power button will work as a single touch biometric scanner to recognize fingerprints.
Lollipop or Marshmallow?
Considering that the LG G5 will be unveiled at the MWC in February, we expect the phone to be based on Android's latest iteration called Marshmallow. The new Android version brings an array of updates, new features, improvements and bug fixes to offer better user experience.
If rumors are to be believed, the LG G5 will pack in a 2,800mAh battery. We are not sure how this battery will perform, but we hope that LG must have considered the fact that QHD display would eat up battery faster than a FHD display, and accordingly selected a battery capacity for this phone. Moreover, we expect the phone to have quick charging capabilities, and battery saving modes.
Pricing and availability:
There's no word on the pricing of the smartphone, however considering that this will be the company's next flagship smartphone, we expect its price to be on the higher side. . As for availability, it is believed that the handset will be launched in first quarter of 2016.