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. 

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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  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(25h talk time)



1. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 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 ?

2. aladab

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

I have a V10 and i find it useful.

6. TerryTerius unregistered

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

12. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

14. Elfmonster unregistered

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

3. Biernot unregistered


20. Lleweraf

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 08, 2014


4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Read comment #6

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

15. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

16. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

17. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nope. It is only stupid in your opinion.

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

5. bistech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

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

7. TerryTerius unregistered

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.

8. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Noooooo I want one OLED screen...

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

11. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

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

19. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 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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