LG H840 specs revealed - is this an LG G5 Lite?

LG H840 specs revealed - is this an LG G5 Lite?
LG already confirmed the existence of its G5 flagship smartphone, which will be officially unveiled later this month, on February 21, at MWC 2016. Apparently, the handset has the model number LG H830 (or LG F700), so we're intrigued to find out that an LG H840 also exists. Judging by the model number, this H840 should be more advanced than the G5, right? Well, according to a recent GFXBench listing, that's not the case.

It looks like the LG H840 has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, and sports a 5.3-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display - slightly smaller than the screen of the LG G5 (likely a 5.5-inch one). Sure enough, this doesn't make the H840 less advanced than the G5. What does make it belong to an inferior class is the processor, which appears to be Qualcomm's mid-range octa-core Snapdragon 625 - certainly no match for the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 that's expected to power the G5.

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LG H840 specs revealed - is this an LG G5 Lite?
the front and rear cameras of the LG H840 are listed as being 8 MP (3264 x 2448 pixels) units. However, these kind of benchmark references often don't reveal the exact camera Megapixel count.

The really weird part about all this is that, according to the listing (seen on the right), this upcoming handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat - but that is, almost certainly, a mistake of some sorts, as it's unlikely for the device to run anything else than Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

By the looks of it, the H840 may be a Lite variant of the LG G5 flagship, akin to what the LG G4 Beat (aka G4s) was compared to the LG G4. We've no idea if the LG H840 will be announced on the same day as the G5, but we're going to let you know if it does.

source: WinFuture (translated)

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33 Comments

1. Joseph96

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

Android 4.4 oh no what are you doing LG

6. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 635; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

4.4 is still the best version of Android, especially if you're a power user. If LG released the flagship with that installed (and an option for the user to upgrade, for those that prefer) I would be perfectly happy.

7. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Marshmallow is a lot better than kitkat...

8. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Still running 4.4 on my Nexus 4.

15. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Right on. Screen on time for my Z3C went down from kitkat to lollipop. Just I don't trust QHD on this...seems off. FHD would be better. Dual 8MP cams on the back plus 8MP at the front, with the looks of newer G-series phones and a 3K mAh battery would make a great phone

2. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Why must a smaller screen phone have inferior specs. Dammit

3. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It just keeps getting worse.

9. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Because high end hardware needs more space. You cannot fit a soc like SD820 and 4GB Ram into a small device let alone 64GB of internal storage. (/sarcasm)

12. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 2016

The heat pipe is the problem

4. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Deep down im hoping that the leaked pictures were the "G5 Lite" and that the G5 will return with back buttons.

5. surethom

Posts: 1561; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Does this FINALLY mean the final death of 16gbon medium to high end phone. PLEASE.

10. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

In the days of 4K 128GB should be the standard for high end devices with a price tag > 700USD/EUR Even low end devices should at least have 32GB of internal storage

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

don't worry iphone got your back

11. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

They should have made this model with 820 soc and with all the internals of the LG G5...i bet people would prefer the 5.3 inch than the 5.5.

13. tyger11

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I dream of a 5" version of the V10, myself, just add SD820 & wireless charging and I'm good.

14. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

I am still on Kitkat version :)

16. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

LG G5s

17. shield

Posts: 785; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG G5 5,6" Hmmm

18. Jairus24

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

As long as it have the same camera hardware and software processing of the main LG G5 just like how the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact is, that is fine by me even if they downgrade the SOC to Snapdragon 625. Camera quality is the one that I'm looking for a smartphone this year, second is battery life and third is design and build quality, I don't care about the rest since I don't play games on my phone or multitask on it.

19. shield

Posts: 785; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

20. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

The one shown in that Link is so ugly. I hope its not the LG G5.

21. Freelist86

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I'm kinda disappointed with this

22. skips

Posts: 441; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

quadHD display on a midrange SOC----- im cringing so hard, I hope LG knows what they're doing

24. epdm2be

Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

They obviously don't. They just stick with their QHD screens to perform the numbers-trick on unsuspecting fools.

23. epdm2be

Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

So, we gave AGAIN a device with a ridiculous high resolution and a processor not powerful enough to push so many pixels. Great move, LG. That'll give you the credibility of turd.

26. saturn_boy

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 13, 2016

The source link says the SoC is the Snapdragon 652. You transposed your numbers, phonearena.

27. saturn_boy

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 13, 2016

The 652 is more powerful than the Sd810, and is made on the 14nm process. it will have no trouble with a 2k screen.

28. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

The specs are awesome for a midrange device, 5.3" is enough, but i don't know if the snapdragon 652 can handle QHD. Snapdragon 652 seems faster than 810 although not the GPU. I doubt it will come with 8mp cam and launch at 4.4. Last, its like the g flex 3

29. dazed1

Posts: 776; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

S652 is mid end, much better then mid range socs, mid range soc is 808 and x10...this is 4xA72 monster..

30. dazed1

Posts: 776; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

S652 is mid end, much better then mid range socs, mid range soc is 808 and x10...this is 4xA72 monster..

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