Upcoming LG G5 specifications, features, design and a render of the primary camera have been leaked via Reddit. Overall, the LG G4 successor looks like the ultimate flagship to look out for in early 2016.
Reddit user Mobile Leaks has reportedly got access to a prototype version of the LG G5. As per the prototype, the handset will come with a full-metal body, unlike the predecessor. The glossy metal can be seen in the form of holes in the casing image attached below. The leakster also says, LG has not equipped the flagship with a removable battery. However, the microSD slot is very much part of the phone.
As far as the specs go, the LG G5 will reportedly feature a 5.3-inch Quad HD display. This is in contrast to the earlier leaks pointing to either a 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch screen. Under the hood, the source said that Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 chipset will power the device and will be backed by a 3 GB of RAM.
To top it all off, the G5 will apparently sport a dual camera setup, which is visible in the image attached above. This also means that the primary camera unit at the back will flaunt a 16-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel one, complete with support for laser autofocus. There is also a very-generous 8-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies and video chats.
Unlike the earlier rumors, the Redditor didn’t point to any iris scanner mechanism in place of a fingerprint sensor. Instead, the source points to a fingerprint scanner and a built-in power key, similar to the LG V10, Phone Arena reported. A heart rate monitor has also been reported to be part of the handset.
Other LG G5 features include an IR blaster, single speaker, USB Type-C port and a "pressure sensor." The terminology pressure sensor has not been detailed in the leak. Hence, there is no way to ascertain if the leakster is talking about atmospheric pressure or a real pressure-sensitive display.
Furthermore, the LG G5 release date has reportedly been set for February 2016. In any case, readers should note that the South Korean tech giant has not confirmed any G5-related information thus far.