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Latest speculation about the LG G5 includes secondary screen, dual rear cameras and the Magic Slot

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Latest speculation about the LG G5 includes secondary screen, dual rear cameras and the Magic Slot
According to an anonymous source, the LG G5 will take some features from the LG V10 and the LG G4 to become a well-spec'd beast. The main screen will be 5.3-inches, smaller than the 5.5-inch display on the LG G4. This screen will have a 1440 x 2560 resolution. On top will be a secondary screen sporting a resolution of 160 x 1040, similar to the ticker display found on the LG V10.

On the back of the phone will be a 16MP camera with a second lens on the back. This will give the camera the capability to snap 135-degree wide-angle pictures. There will be a dual LED flash along with a laser autofocus. An 8MP front-facing camera will shoot selfies and handle video chats while a fingerprint sensor will be on the back. The design will be similar to the fingerprint reader that adorns the rear of the Nexus 5X.

Under the hood is the Snapdragon 820 chipset, which features a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 3GB of RAM will be inside along with 32GB of internal storage. It is unclear whether a microSD slot will be available. The 3400mAh battery on the LG G4 will be replaced with a 2800mAh power plant on the LG G5. But it is thought that the Snapdragon 820 SoC will be more efficient than past chipsets, and combined with the Doze feature on Android 6.0 (which expands standby time by putting apps to sleep when the phone is inactive), the smaller capacity battery will last longer.

A new feature called the "Magic Slot" will allow users to expand the capabilities of certain hardware on the phone. For example, users will be able to give the rear camera the ability to shoot 360 degree photos, use a physical QWERTY keyboard with the phone, and more.

So far, the only information we have about a release date is that we should expect the device to launch sometime next quarter.



source: VentureBeat

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posted on 30 Dec 2015, 19:11

1. bur60 (Posts: 833; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


I'm guessing that they will make screen slightly smaller, add a tickerdisplay above it, Lg g3 sized.

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 02:39 2

25. QWERTYphone (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


QWERTY KEYBOARD !!!!!!!!!
I just jumped out of my seat with excitement.
Give it a removable battery, and I am sold.
Prefer a slider keyboard like the Epic and HTC.
Portrait keyboards are for losers like Blackberry.

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 06:26

31. megathaszrul89 (Posts: 112; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Yeah, we should have coffee sometime.

Qwerty kb, slider kb, physical kb, FTW!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 19:17 3

2. zeeBomb (Posts: 1785; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


*Fetty Wap voice* YAHHHHHH BABY

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 22:43 2

21. Bm888 (Posts: 390; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


Am only thrilled by phablets (5.7 and above), G5 will be well spec'd but the device to wait is 2nd gen v10.. Wch I hope despite having new Soc and other hardware upgrades will also feature functional stylus

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 03:44

28. abdoualgeria (Posts: 309; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Lg v10 gen2 will have nuclun 2

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 19:25 7

3. bonsly16 (Posts: 65; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


I don't care much about the secondary display. I'd rather have the entire 5.5 inch display.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 20:12 6

7. ibend (Posts: 3533; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


agree.. secondary display should be exclusive for LG V line..
and they should equip G5 note with proper flagship hardware (and Galaxy note capability)

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 21:26

13. catze86 (Posts: 598; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Samsung will sue them for sure. Samsung can be another Apple only for LG

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 08:58 1

33. Xperia14 (Posts: 332; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


True, that secondary display is so useless.. Looks like I can write the G5 off my list with a 2800 mAh battery and a 5,3" screen with the footprint of a 5,5" one :(

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 19:31 5

4. phonefan68 (Posts: 10; Member since: 02 Dec 2013)


The G4 had a 3000 mAh battery, but the drop in size is still disappointing regardless of chipset optimizations. Otherwise this does seem like a pretty sweet devise, if this is how it actually turns out.

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 02:41 3

26. QWERTYphone (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


REMOVABLE BATTERY allows a fully charged spare battery at all times,
which makes max battery life a non-issue.

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 04:10 1

30. Moose (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


This is a dumb comment. Who wants to be constantly taking the back off to switch batteries around.

posted on 01 Jan 2016, 07:56

42. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


They are removing the removing battery by the way, they have just not said it in this post

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 19:34 7

5. KParks23 (Posts: 583; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


2800mha battery no thanks.. no way in hell your gonna get good battery life with that i dont care how efficient the 820 is the g3 and g4 sucked with battery and they wanna go smaller if its 2800mha they made my choice extreamly easy!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 19:38 12

6. Lycan155 (Posts: 246; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Everything sounds good , except for just 3 gbs of ram . If im buying android flagship in 2016 , 4 gbs is a must . Also, im a bit worried about the battery capacity.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 20:55

8. zeeBomb (Posts: 1785; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


It'll be most likely LPDDR4 memory, twice the bandwidth and lower voltages...3GB will be fine.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 21:09 8

9. Boybawang (Posts: 86; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


At 5.3inch screen that 1440 x 2560 resolution is just wasting that tiny 2800mAh battery for something our human eyes cant take advantage.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 21:11

10. KParks23 (Posts: 583; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Keep drinking the apple Kool-Aid or go get glasses u can clearly see a difference

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 21:23 1

12. catze86 (Posts: 598; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


VR users would be offended by your comment

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 14:18

37. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


QHD still isn't enough and low for VR.

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 16:14

38. catze86 (Posts: 598; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Aye sir

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 21:35 1

14. jeroome86 (Posts: 853; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


You will be surprise how many people say they can clearly see a difference. One things for sure I'm going to the eye doctor this year.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 21:21 1

11. catze86 (Posts: 598; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Magic slot is pure Gimmick. All I need is one port to rule them all.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 21:39

15. mdorno (Posts: 17; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


LG, you're going the wrong way. I love the design of your phones but want a larger screen. Something along the lines of 5.7"-6.0" would suffice. Maybe take some cues from the upcoming S7 and come out with more than one screen size.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 21:52 9

17. Midoo93 (Posts: 36; Member since: 15 Sep 2015)


There is LG V10 if you want a bigger screen!

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 00:48 2

24. JetMK (Posts: 89; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


This is why they have a V10 and will likely keep the trend going with the V11, or w/e they choose to name its successor.

So they are not going the wrong way at all.

Giving people the choice of a standard Flagship at 5'3"-5'5" and later on at 5'7"-6' is amazing. The Right choice if you ask me.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 21:46 2

16. R-vjn (Posts: 177; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


- LG G5 with revamped skin and more optimized (personally I'm not a big fan of the boxy styling widgets and icons)
- 5.3" QHD (at least 600nits max brightness and G4 type contrast) & 75% Screen to Front Face
- S820 + 4GB DDR4 @ 1600mhz
- 32/64/128GB Options with SD Card Slot
- 3200-3600mAh at least, Wireless (Quick) Charging, NFC
- 16MP 1/2'3 sensor at least with F1.8 and the same LG V10 software (can improve)

Now this would be worth it..! And I dont care if its metal or gold for that matter...good quality plastics with better construction would do the job just fine..!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 21:55 3

18. Ilikkaman (banned) (Posts: 39; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Still rocking the lg flex. Best phone ever. Because at the end of the day, a 3500 battery and 6 inch screens rule more than gimmicky slots

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 22:03 7

19. jun19inf (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Dec 2015)


2800mAH battery? Are you SERIOUS?? Just unreal. What a disappointment this will be if it's true.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 22:50

22. Af1rPA (Posts: 672; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


Sounds good. Now drop the price of the G4.

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 00:31 1

23. hanabi (Posts: 177; Member since: 08 Oct 2015)


If g5 has v10 design it will be the best or second best android phone next year!

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 02:58

27. BLSEOTB (Posts: 330; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


The LG Skin needs to be overhauled it looks horrible.

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 04:08 1

29. Moose (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


A smaller display, 5.3 inches, just to accommodate a secondary display?!!? What a stupid move. LG has lost its way since the great G3 which needed only a better battery to be nearly perfect. The G4 added nothing new, now it sounds like the G5 will be worse. I just want a good 5.5 inch phone with long battery life. While LG fumbles in the dark I will buy better value Chinese phones with longer-life batteries. RIP LG

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 07:50 3

32. shield (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


R.I.P LG G5 and battery 2800mAh.

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 12:18

36. yonith (Posts: 143; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


I would prefer the screen size be even smaller at 5.2 in. I could live with 5.3in but it would really bother me having that useless second screen sucking down my precious battery life. I'd take the loss of "functionality" and gain the extra 30min - hour of battery life that it wastes.

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 17:18

40. shield (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Welcome to the new 2016 :)

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 17:38

41. shield (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


It must be a misprint should have a 3800mAh battery but to annoy people wrote 2800mAh even if you do not think too much.

posted on 01 Jan 2016, 18:17

43. shield (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


g4 3000mAh no 3400mAh

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