LG is all set to launch its next flagship, the LG G5, on February 21 in Barcelona. Recently it was revealed that the G5 will sport an ‘Always On’ display. Now it is reported that LG G5 will be by powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC. The confirmation came straight from leading mobile SoC maker Qualcomm who made this announcement through its Twitter handle.
Qualcomm tweeted “Don’t miss a whole new way to play with LG and Snapdragon 820-coming February 21.” Currently, Le Max Pro is the only device to sport the Snapdragon 820 SoC. The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5 is also confirmed to have the processor.
The LG G5 will succeed the LG G4 that was launched in India last year for Rs 51,500.
As far as specifications are concerned, earlier reports says LG G5 might come with metal unibody. The LG G5 is expected to feature a QHD (1440 x 2560) display which could be between 5.3 to 5.6 inch. The G5 is said to come with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
The LG G5 is expected to have 32GB of internal storage with up-to 2TB expandable storage facility, as its predecessor. It is also rumoured to flaunt dual 16-megapixel autofocus rear cameras with 135-degree wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel front camera.
LG G5 might also come with a feature called “Magic Slot” to attach external hardware to the smartphone such as, a gaming console, VR camera or even a keyboard. Other rumored features include USB Type-C, a fingerprint scanner and an IR blaster.
LG will officially unveil the phone on February 21st at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016. Samsung has also scheduled an event on February 21 where it is expected to unveil Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones.