The past week there have been plenty of leaks regarding the LG G5 that will reportedly arrive on February 21st, on the same day that the Galaxy S7 is unveiled. There was also the obligatory Galaxy S7 stream of leaks, with a full specs sheet for the Exynos version coming out directly from the folks behind the AnTuTu benchmarking tool.
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Apparently, the LG G5 measures 149.4 x 73.9 x 8.2 mm, thus being a bit narrower and thinner than the LG G4 (148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm). The screen of the G5 should be a 5.5-inch one with 1440 x 2560 pixels, and it looks like the bezels around it are very thin - this might actually be an edge-to-edge display. The back of the new LG smartphone appears to be slightly curved, presumably for a better grip.
AnTuTu's own account on Weibo, however, spilled the beans on none other than the Exynos 8890 version of the Galaxy S7, codenamed SM-G930F. For the G930F newcomer in their database, the folks from AnTuTu actually disclosed the same string of specs as was previously revealed for the G935A. We will apparently be getting a 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels screen, 12 MP rear camera, 5 MP selfie shooter, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of internal storage on that particular model.
The February 24th media event is rumored to last one to two hours, and could involve more models than just the Xiaomi Mi 5. The handset's delay could have something to do the manufacturer waiting for the Snapdragon 820 chipset that will be powering it. That means that the phone will sport a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. The 5.2-inch screen will carry either a 1080 x 1920 or a 1440 x 2560 resolution. We could see different variants with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.
According to some reports, the Mi 5 will be equipped with a 16MP rear-facing camera and a 13MP front-facing camera; a 3030mAh battery will keep the lights on. Android 6.0 is expected to be pre-installed, along with the latest version of MIUI running on top.
Considering that one of the goals of the 4-inch iPhone is to expand the use of Apple Pay to emerging countries, the iPhone 5se will feature NFC. A barometer will measure elevation for the Health app. Connectivity support matches the Apple iPhone 6s' Bluetooth 4.2, VoLTE and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The color options for the iPhone 5se will be Silver, Space Gray, Silver, & Rose Gold. Those are the same colors available for the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. The pricing? Why, $449 says the rumor.