LG G5 to include dual cams, secondary display, and a ‘Magic Slot’

January 1, 2016

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What's with the rumors and leaks about the next flagship phones coming out earlier? We've heard a lot about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and it's no different with the LG G5. The next LG premium smartphone has been part of the rumor mill since beginning of the month and we're ending the year with more info. We heard it might be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress too.

The LG G5 has been confirmed together with the next V10 and just last week, specs were leaked. Reportedly the smartphone will sport a 5.3-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820 chipset, full metal body, an iR blaster, SIM slot, USB Type-C slot, and 3GB RAM.

According to a source, this next LG G series phone will feature an all-metal design. It will be closer to the V10 but smaller than the G4 which comes with a 5.5-inch screen. The LG G5 is said to have the same QHD resolution (1440 x 2560) and just like the V10, it's said to have a smaller secondary screen with 160 x 1040 resolution for showing alerts and notifications.

The LG G5 is also believed to feature a 135-degree wide-angle camera, dual-lens configuration, and probably two LED flash bulbs and one laser between the two lenses inside. There's also the RGB sensor for better recognition and autofocus while the front-facing camera will still have an 8 megapixel sensor just like the LG G4. We can hope for a fingerprint sensor and we're guessing the same one LG used for the Nexus 5X.

Unlike the huge 3000mAh battery of the G4, the LG G5 is said have a smaller 2800mAh. We don't know why but we're curious if it's enough to power a secondary screen. Then again the processor is believed to be more efficient too so we'll see.

No mention of a microSD card slot but there's some kind of a “Magic Slot". We don't know exactly what that is but we're guessing a free slot or port where you can attach extra peripherals like maybe a keyboard, camera, speaker, etc.

Still no word on pricing and availability but we believe it will be unveiled in Q1. Yes, we're still betting on the MWC launch.

VIA: Venture Beat


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  • No mention of an SD card slot? except when you mention it having one above… and what is a USB Type-C slot?

    Due to so much just not jivin’, I doubt the validity of anything in this article.

    • KVragec

      There is to much rumors and nothing official. I’m waiting some confirmed news to say something about the device. But i do like posibility of being smaller then G4

    • Adam Parol

      USB type C is a replacement to the earlier ports. It’s what’s on the new mac book air. Everyone is going to start using it soon.

  • ezat

    So unhappy, I’ve had the feeling for a while that 2014 was the last year for phone manufacturers to come up with great phones. Since then they have messed up everything to make things shinier on the outside. Samsung gave up a lot of cool things, LG desperately tries to create unique stuff (it would be perfect to further develop the G2 features) and Apple seems to be all about making handsets as thin as a credit card. I prefer LG, so I may end up upgrading to G4 from my G2, yet I still hope that these rumors are false.

  • trob6969

    I was waiting on the G5 until i heard about the ‘unibody’ BS…i went ahead and bought the V10.

  • SUDHAKAR

    Oh. Shit. A 2800 mAh battery for G5?.

    G3 is already sucking with tiny 3 Ampere battery.

    I thought G4 will have 4 Ampere and G5 will have 4.8 Ampere battery. Get lost LG.

    I WILL BUY SAMSUNG NOTE 4 after G3.

    • Andrew White

      Qualcomm’s ‘QuickCharge 3’ could be enabled by LG on the G5, if the Snapdragon 820 processor is used (which is likely).
      85% charge in 35 mins. Not bad.
      I use an 3rd party fast charger for my G4 and I can get an 80% increase in 1 hour.
      Big capacity batteries, which add a significant amount of weight to the device are no longer necessary, even with the pixel dense 2 or 4k screens.

  • KVragec

    At first you say that it will have microsd than you say that it will lack microsd. Just like i said, to much rumors, but i do like how this phone could end up. If they include microsd i’m sold

  • Harish Thirunahari

    Very disappointed with the battery.Looking for a confirmed news from the LG. Liked the camera alot which uses sony lens(1/2 an inch) with a 20 MP sensor.