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

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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  • 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. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

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

25. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

31. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Yeah, we should have coffee sometime. Qwerty kb, slider kb, physical kb, FTW!

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

*Fetty Wap voice* YAHHHHHH BABY

21. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 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

28. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Lg v10 gen2 will have nuclun 2

3. bonsly16

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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)

13. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

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

33. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 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 :(

4. phonefan68

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 02, 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.

26. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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

30. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

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

42. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

5. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 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!

6. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 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.

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

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

9. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 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.

10. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

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

12. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

VR users would be offended by your comment

37. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

QHD still isn't enough and low for VR.

38. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Aye sir

14. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 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.

11. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

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

15. mdorno

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 17, 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.

17. Midoo93

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

There is LG V10 if you want a bigger screen!

24. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 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.

16. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 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..!

18. Ilikkaman

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 29, 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

19. jun19inf

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

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

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