A Hungarian portal has ferreted out the HTTP User Agent details specific to the upcoming LG flagship. According to the report, the LG G5 will apparently carry a model number of “LG-H830,” while the predecessor G4 was tied to “LG-H810.” The same leak also says the flagship will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, out of the box.
Speaking of design, unlike the G4, the LG G5 is believed to come with a metallic build. This is a drastic design change as LG has always relied on the tried and tested plastic chassis for its devices.
Spec-wise, the G5 will apparently feature a 5.5-inch display and 1,440 x 2,560 pixels QHD screen resolution. Much like the latest LG V10, the upcoming flagship will carry the same 160 x 1,040 pixels “secondary ticker display” at the top. This display will show notifications, shortcuts, battery charge, time and weather-related details.
Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 SoC along with a quad-core processor is believed to power this handset. The graphics side of things will be taken care by Adreno 530 GPU and the device will be backed by 3 GB of RAM.
When it comes to memory configuration, 32 GB of built-in storage has been tipped. However, there’s no information available on the expandable storage option.
Camera-wise, Phone Arena says, a dual-camera setup can be expected. This means, in addition to the 16-megapixel rear-facing snapper, there will be a second sensor to capture 135-degree wide angle shots. To top it off, laser auto focus and dual LED flash will also be part of the camera configuration. At the front, an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter will be mounted to help with the selfies.
For authentication, LG will reportedly house a fingerprint scanner -- not at the front but on the back of the handset. Rumors say, a modest 2,800 mAh removable battery unit can be expected from the South Korean tech giant, whereas the LG G4 came with a relatively better 3,000 mAh capacity.
In general, LG has always been criticized for poor battery life retention. However, the G5 might not suffer very badly because of the Doze feature in Android 6.0. This feature helps in extending the battery life by reducing the toll taken by background services and apps when the device stays in prolonged inactive state.
As far as the LG G5 release date goes, the handset will reportedly be introduced on Feb. 21. Not to forget, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is also expected to be unveiled on the same day.