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Latin America will get a Snapdragon 652 + 3GB RAM variant of the LG G5, no VR 360 headset

Latin America will get a Snapdragon 652 + 3GB RAM variant of the LG G5, no VR 360 headset
The LG G5 was among the first Snapdragon 820-powered devices to be announced this year, and we got the impression that LG's flagship will ship worldwide in one configuration, that is SD 820 + 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB of storage. Apparently, this won't be the exact case. LG's Sales manager for Chile, Cristián Correa, has confirmed to mobile technology website Pisapapeles that the LG G5 will be sold in a snapdragon 652 + 3GB RAM variant within Latin America.

the Latin American LG G5 will be fast, but not blazing-fast.

What kind of performance difference should be expected? Simply put, the Latin American LG G5 will be fast, but not blazing-fast. While the 820 has four custom-designed Kryo cores clocked at up to 2.2 GHz, the 652 has four stock ARM Cortex A72 and four Cortex A53 clocked at up to 1.8GHz.

Although it has twice the number of CPU cores, the 652 is comparatively under-powered, has a weaker graphics unit, and is limited to LPDDR3 RAM, rather than the faster and more power-efficient LPDDR4 RAM. While still a decent configuration, this is upper mid-range material at best, rather than a flagship-grade set of specs.

In addition, the Latin American LG G5 won't support the VR 360 headset, which is part of the smartphone's "Friends" accessories line-up. The 360 VR is specifically mentioned as unavailable, and as for the rest of the pack, we don't know.

Explaining the reasoning behind LG's decision, Mr. Correa said that it was made based on the feedback given by several operators in the Chile region, the situation with currency appreciation in Latin American countries, and lack of interest in VR entertainment. He believes that this configuration is a "better proposal" for customers in the region. Of course, one is always able to import the Snapdragon 820 + 4GB RAM model if they are able to afford it.

We haven't heard about other markets getting the downgraded LG G5, but we'll be sure to let you know if such news arise.


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posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:05 22

1. aesthetics (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


Loooool

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:09 7

4. Wiencon (Posts: 1998; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


That's an amazingly eloquent comment

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 11:35

20. cdm283813 (Posts: 411; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


Better than saying "first".

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 11:36

21. Unordinary (unregistered)


So much Samsung and LG fragmentation

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 11:56

22. Marienx (Posts: 88; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Give it a break... Nobody is even going to own that phone... Even with a snapdragon 820.... It's not like Samsung is doing it or Apple giving them a A9 chip on their next phone... So no harm at all here.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 12:14 2

26. aesthetics (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


Thanks sir, means a lot

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 21:12 3

47. kajam (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)


This is a free commercial from LG to Samsung so they can sell more S7

posted on 29 Feb 2016, 06:08

61. uggman (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


now that latinos are getting a weaker version of the phone im wondering, will we get a weaker retail price as well??????????????

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:06 33

2. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


What a cheap cheat from LG. The model number is G5FU

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:37

9. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


may be it is 100$ less than original G5? with less price, it is justified. But there should be both variants to let people choose, which one they want?

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 11:15 13

14. catze86 (Posts: 729; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


The model number is G5F**k U?

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 14:44 3

35. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I don't think is a cheat. How many people in Chile are going to be able to pay $699-$799 for a phone, especially with a median income $14k/year. I think the company is trying to make it affordable.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 16:33 12

43. hung2900 (Posts: 964; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Many people in Vietnam buy a fu*king $1000 iPhone (can be seen everywhere) with the median income $2k/year

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 19:43 3

46. RaulBlas (Posts: 40; Member since: 31 Mar 2014)


Agree. I'm from Argentina. Here the median income is less than 11k. But a Galaxy S6 is sold for about $1300 carrier locked (two year contract). A lower priced version will be appreciated. Besides, I bet the 820 and the 652 versions will be hard to tell apart in everyday use, if not imposible.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 09:11

59. Junito (Posts: 100; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Someone needs a nap. If they do, it is because of their own stupidity; just cause people are stupid, does not make it right. There are lots of things, I'm sure you can do in Vietnam with $1000.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:07 7

3. aman5mathur (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Mar 2014)


Someone's gotta get pissed off now! Lol

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:12 3

5. aman5mathur (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Mar 2014)


Operators governing LG? The LG

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:17 13

6. alx777 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


Well, as a latin american i can say, damn you LG, damn you..

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:20 20

7. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1324; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Lol Mexican will flood to USA to get snap820 version, quick, build the wall

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 14:27 2

33. Skimshaddy (Posts: 82; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


The next few months someone buying a phone off Craigslist and found out later it was one of this phone lol. I be pissed.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 03:45

49. sabretigger (Posts: 66; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Thats if Trump doesnt close the gates first

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 13:31

57. Bernoulli (Posts: 4292; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


That wouldn't be the reason that they will come in large numbers, but still better than nitpicky Asian immigrants.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:24 10

8. kane74 (Posts: 44; Member since: 24 Jan 2014)


They did the same shi* when they brought the 2Gb LG G3 to EU. Shame on you LG

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 10:38 17

10. Coconut00 (Posts: 485; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


I live in South America and honestly can say I am very disappointed, especially since LG flagships tend to be priced higher than Galaxies were I live. I hope at least that LG cuts the price.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 11:03 2

11. aroutis (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 May 2015)


How about people start punishing the likes of LG by not buying their products when they act the way they act by disrespecting their clients like that?

Shameful act by LG.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 14:54 2

36. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 984; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


it is already shameful to not improve on the camera and cheap out by putting the same sensor as in G4. I think they have a lot of inventory unused, since the sale of G4 was meh. They choose to put a secondary 8mp without auto focus and OIS to lure the fans to think that it is an extra ordinary addition.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 16:08

41. Beto_Lopez (Posts: 44; Member since: 14 Apr 2015)


sadly, the amount of people that really cares what processor is inside a phone is a small percent of the market, people normally buys a phone cause they look pretty, no more. for the majority of people a galaxy s7 is just beatiful and expensive galaxy ACE and both will do the same benefit for you beside the look.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 11:03 2

12. Sondae (Posts: 291; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


Maybe LG has run out of SD 820 lol. Its not fair though SD 652 is midrange chip lg could have used SD 808 instead.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 00:32 1

48. dazed1 (Posts: 515; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


You have no clue, 652 destroy 808.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 11:06 9

13. legiloca (Posts: 1439; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


I'm not a latin american myself but seeing LG doing this crappy strategy just shows how racist they are towards the latin community, I mean come on if they can afford an iPhone, they should be able to afford things more or less priced

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