Rumor: No LG G Flex 3 at CES 2016, LG G5 arriving in April, sequel to the LG V10 also in the pipeline

Rumor: No LG G Flex 3 at CES 2016, LG G5 arriving in April, sequel to the LG V10 also in the pipeline
LG fans, stop everything you're doing right now and open your ears  - the rumor mill has just churned out an interesting new rumor regarding your favorite smartphone slinger and its 2016 portfolio. According to a piece of information posted on Daum, a South Korean web portal, LG will not unveil a successor to the G Flex 2 during CES 2016, which kicks off in roughly three weeks' time. We speculated that the LG G Flex 3 might be announced then, but if the new speculation is to be believed, this might not happen at all. The source does nor mention if the G Flex lineup of curved devices has been scrapped altogether, but we surely hope that this won't be the case.

More importantly, the same source speculates that LG's 2016 flagship, the LG G5, will be unveiled sometime in late April 2016, which corroborates with our expectations for the announcement of the device. Let us elaborate: the LG G4 got official on April 28, 2015, while the LG G3 debuted on May 27, 2014, and if LG is to keep up with this trend, the LG G5 is quite likely to make the rounds in the same time window next year. According to some of the more recent rumors we heard, the LG G5 might turn out to be a metal device that comes with Qualcomm's promising Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with the Adreno 530 GPU, a 5.6-inch Quad HD display (a smidgen bigger than LG G4's 5.5-inch screen), as well as a 21MP camera at the back and a 8MP one up front for your selfie needs. 

Finally, Daum mentions that we should expect a sequel to the dual-screen LG V10 sometime in the second half of 2016. Hopefully LG will learn from the few mistakes it made with the V10 and come up with a sequel that is better in any way. We are not saying that the V10 is a bad device per se, we're just expecting more from LG. Check out our review of the LG V10 to find out why!

As far as the rumors themselves, we advise you to take them with the usual handful of salt and have one in mind.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Daum (translated) via GForGames

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27 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

V10 with a bigger battery and faster processor = ultimate 2015 phablet.

2. Riymod007

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 10, 2015

Do you own a LGV 10 ? How is it?

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

i would have bought it if it had a decent battery life or processor. Alas, it doesn't. I love how they approached the dual screen concept. It makes so much more sense than Samsung's approach. Also LG has better camera features. I like the overall design of the phone too. It looks good and is tough and practical. Also it has a microSD. I like that phone. Just those two flaws are in major areas.

6. MethoKi

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

I was hoping to buy the V10 after a decent enough price drop, but seeing rumors of newer models have got me hyped. Do you think I should wait for the G5 or the V10's sequel?

26. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

You should wait for g6 or the V10's sequel's sequel.

27. MethoKi

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Good idea.

5. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

I love mine. I can get 5 hours screen on time and don't have issues with the processer personally. Pretty psyched to have gotten my free 200gb microSD and battery with charger too. As dumb as it is I like the extra battery charger a lot. It is a little case for the battery as well and has a micro usb so you can just use whatever chargers you have in the car or wall etc and carry it around with you easily too since it's not very big.

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's good to see you enjoy it. It's a pretty great phone. Those offers depend from region to region. And prices too. In my country LG phones are quite pricey, which is a stark contrast from the rest of the world. Have fun with it mate.

8. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

The A9 from Samsung is going to spoil the chances in coming Jan 2016 with a 4000mAh battery.

15. Sealblaighter

Posts: 413; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

V10 with bigger battery, and smaller screen size.

20. SayMobile

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

No matter how great the phablets from other companies become, Eventually somehow the Galaxy Note still manages to remain the ulitmate phablet at the end of the year

3. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

nobody care about the worthless LG

9. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

10. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

Man, you need a brain!

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I care about worthless LG and I believe there will be many people like me out there... V10 is the best phone design and material wise... but I dont like how big it is... I hope Lg will make G5 same design and material of V10, but without ticker display... and I hope they will put the same camera of nexus 5x in G5 along with OIS

22. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2122; Member since: May 29, 2014

Nobody cares about you or what you have to say troll.

11. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Would rather have the sequel to the V10 IMO. LG V12?

12. TheYellowFlash

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

5.2" screen in a G2 body, SD820, fingerprint scanner, V10 camera, V10 construction, 4000mah removable battery, sd card slot and count me in. 2016 is yours LG

13. TheYellowFlash

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

And another thing...64gb base storage is pretty awesome. And FHD screen is good enough

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

please dont expect 4000mah from LG... samsung or lg will never put a 4000mah... beside that, LG has a very wrong placement of power and volume buttons. Finger scanner along with power and volume button doesnt leave much space to increase the size of the battery

18. Blackjedi

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 12, 2015

Ivlove my flex 1 with amoled screen and ir blaster. If the g5 comes with amoled display and ir blaster i will buy it.

19. shield

Posts: 788; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Instead, they could introduce the LG G EDGE.

21. tyger11

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

5" SD820 V10-esque would be basically perfect. No need for a fingerprint scanner for me - that's the dumbest idea in security EVER. I'm surprised more people don't realize this.

23. Even4steven

Posts: 44; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Very happy with my G4 , and when I upgrade next year, I want another LG either the G5 or the new V10... I like the SD card and extra battery, they are a must for me The phone works well for me, no problems, and snappier than the Galaxy phones I had, and the camera is just great....

24. philip_1

Posts: 46; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

Check out our review to find out why.... If we check your reviews we will totally mislead by you. I use to pay attention but not anymore.. I was a Samsung guy I had all line of Notes and I was happy,still my wife using my Note 5. Finally I got the V10 to give it a try and boom.. I LOVE IT,, so many things you mentioned are wrong and so many you didn't mentioned at all. I believe that your review was totally unfair and incomplete!

28. Midoo93

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

I agree to the core!! The review was absolutely horrendous! I have the phone as well and its by the best phone i have ever had honestly!

29. philip_1

Posts: 46; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

For me too..and you know..really trying to be honest..I never mentioned that Notes are not good or something just to start an argument..I still have Notes too, but if we the mobile "enthusiastics" we are not accepting the good and bad points of each device regardless the “Name“, then no meaning to talk and share our experiences here! I am really enjoying my V10, it is simply Great in everything!

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