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