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LG G5 corroborated to have a new dual camera system and secondary screen

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LG G5 corroborated to have a new dual camera system and secondary screen

The LG G5, LG's next flagship phone, will have a fancy new dual-lens camera system and a secondary display. The information comes from prolific leaker Evan Blass, who says he has finally seen the actual phone.

What's even more interesting and more novel, though, is the dual-lens camera system on the LG G5. With two lenses - and expectedly, two camera sensors - the G5 could use that info to allow users to change the focus of an image after it's captured. Or it could use the information for easy object removal from a picture, or other neat effects. It's also possible to have two cameras working at different focal lengths to allow zoom-like functionality. The latter is in fact the current rumor for the iPhone 7 Plus camera. In LG's case we can only guess what the use of the second camera is at the moment.

The secondary display on the LG G5 could be similar to that on the LG V10, a small one-row strip of a display that is always on and that you can customize to show a few of your favorite apps, have a custom text or get the most recent apps. Of course, LG could have also thought up some new uses for its smaller secondary screen on the G5. We should also note that earlier leaks did not mention a secondary screen on the G5, so that piece of information is a bit of a surprise. 

LG will unveil the G5 on Sunday, tune in for the official details then

The LG G5 is also expected to also feature a unique system with its bottom part coming off and revealing a slot for removable cartridges, so that you can swap out the battery on your phone quick and easy. It's also possible that this cartridge-like system will see other uses, but it's anyone's guess what those would be. Keep in mind that all of the information about the LG G5 comes from leaks and rumors and is not official, so take it with the proverbial grain of salt.

For all the rest, the G5 is said to ditch the plastic and go with a sleeker, metal build. Under the hood, it is said to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 system chip and run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a custom LG skin on top.

LG will officially unveil the phone on Sunday, February 21st at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, so mark this on your calendar and tune in to PhoneArena.com to see the first images and impressions of LG's new big thing.


source: @evleaks (1), (2)

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posted on 16 Feb 2016, 02:06 1

1. nebula (Posts: 576; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Just wonder isnt waste of space that secondary screen or can it used as part of the big screen if decided for film watch, gaming ?

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 02:18 2

2. aladab (Posts: 12; Member since: 12 Oct 2015)


I have a V10 and i find it useful.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 02:53 5

6. TerryTerius (Posts: 1780; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Short answer is, like everything else it depends on the person.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:41

12. wargreymon (Posts: 712; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


The extra screen is used for navigation, information etc, but not for apps (unless made to us it). I wouldn't call it waste of space though, look at V10, the top bezel is barely bigger than other phones, and you actually have less unused space.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:52

14. Elfmonster (unregistered)


I have dual cams on my phone. Love em. Will the audio be Dolby or equivalent?

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 02:20

3. Biernot (unregistered)


BORING !!! NEXT

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 09:29

20. Lleweraf (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Jul 2014)


BORING !!! NEXT

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 02:36 6

4. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Secondary screen is so stupid, all it does increase the size of the phone. LG I hope this isn't true. This better be like the S7 and S7 edge LG better have two G5 variants.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:03 1

9. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1545; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Read comment #6

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:45 2

13. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I did and I know that, that's why i said they better have two G5 variants, one to satisfy those that like the secondary screen and one for those who don't.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 08:32

15. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1545; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Then you should've said "I don't like the secondary screen" instead of "secondary screen is stupid".

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 08:39

16. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


It is stupid but people like stupid things and there's nothing I can do about that.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 09:52

17. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1545; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Nope. It is only stupid in your opinion.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 10:22

18. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I think the edge display is stupid to but at least it adds to design. I'd choose edge over non edge anyday (if the price is right) because edge phones look badass.

Secondary display just adds to a device's vertical length, no cool factor at all.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 02:52

5. bistech (Posts: 59; Member since: 23 Jul 2015)


Boring... only iphone can bring new to mobile ecosystem

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 02:55 7

7. TerryTerius (Posts: 1780; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


You know full well that's completey untrue, and I'm not even sure why you said that unless you just wanted to start a fanboy war -_-

Just stop it.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 02:56 1

8. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Noooooo I want one OLED screen...

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:11

10. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2887; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Wonder if the second screen will be supported by the custom rom community

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:36

11. Mfa901 (Posts: 280; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


Then it will be a phone from either side...

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 13:32

19. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, if it does have a 2nd screen, then I will have put it at the end and made it so it was removable and be part of what can be removed and other things added, the only problem I got with all the removing things, is this Is going to go wrong big time as lg can not make a phone without some type of big hardware problem, they have big problems with hardware problems

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