Official LG G5 case confirms a G5 SE variant, suggests beefier specs?

Official LG G5 case confirms a G5 SE variant, suggests beefier specs?
Last week, it was discovered that LG, despite its outspoken criticism of iPhone SE, had trademarked the 'LG G5 SE' name as early as mid-February—when Apple's new phone was still technically a rumor. We found this to be rather chuckle-worthy, but didn't want to read too much into it given how it could just be some maneuver intended to protect the company's brand. Still, the filings raised the possibility that LG, too, is working on a smaller variant of its flagship, just as it has done in the past. It would appear that's only halfway right.

Official LG G5 Quick Cover case packaging, obtained by MobileFun, has been spotted listing compatibility with both the LG G5 and a mysterious LG G5 SE device. We're not talking about fine print, either—the label is quite prominent—making it unlikely that this is an oversight on LG's part. But this raises an entirely different question.

Whereas the iPhone SE is a smaller iPhone 6s donned in iPhone 5s clothes, the LG G5 SE has got to be identical in dimensions to the LG G5 we all know, otherwise the Quick Cover case in question won't fit. This suggests that instead of downsizing, LG may be, in fact, planning on an even beefier, special edition of the G5, which may come with better hardware, or some other extra entirely. Truth be told, however, we've heard nothing on the matter so far—not even a beep. 

We've reached out, requesting a comment from LG, but in the mean time, we'll be keeping our ear to the ground.


source: MobileFun

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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

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20 Comments

1. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Waited too long for a decent small android device, tried phablets and I guess I like them more.

3. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I dig out my galaxy S every once in a while too laugh at the size....no way would i be happy with a 4" phone

10. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I don't think this one will be small, the case is supposed to fit both variants.

2. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Is it a proof that the original G5 is DOA. Why would they want to rush an improved model in quick succession?

11. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

I'd expect a light version more than a "beefier"

15. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

It will be a less powerful version for the emerging markets.

19. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Who said it is rushed. No one knows how long they have been working on it.

4. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Waiting on the G6.

5. shield

Posts: 785; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

The reason simple . Perhaps the fear of S7 so maybe it means SE Special Edition with a different look and maybe something more needs to be water resistant. And better Battery. PS: Please do not take this koment 100 % true. it's just my guess.

6. shield

Posts: 785; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

20. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Now that would be a nice looking phone. That's way it should be done.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

or maybe just cheaper mediatek variation

8. shield

Posts: 785; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Or LG Nuclun 2-3.

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its just SD652 variant.. the cheaper G5 version that they sell on latin america, china, and other country..http://www.androidauthority.com/lg-g5-se-snapdragon-652-686005/

9. saturn_boy

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 13, 2016

or SD-650 version

12. shield

Posts: 785; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

13. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Well that was my risky click of the day, but yeah Droid life was apparently given a G5se as a review unit.

14. Zylam

Posts: 1769; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

It's probably a cheaper version of the G5 with 720p screen and a 650 or something. Smart move keeping the dimensions the same, it would allows the G5 SE to play with the G5 friends family. The cheaper G3 was the same size as the G3 right?

16. tsp38

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

main camera sensor for the G5 is the same damn sensor as the G4. WHY????

17. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

This is the Sheeps Edition with s652 and 3gb ram

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