LG is all set to launch its next flagship, the LG G5, on February 21 in Barcelona. Meanwhile Evan Blass, who runs the popular Twitter account @evleaks, claimed that he has actually seen the LG G5. He further added that the phone has a secondary ticker display, which remain “always on” and shows details such as time, weather, date and battery icon when the main display is off. It is quite similar to what was available in LG’s premium V10 smartphone where in the ticker screen, just above the main screen but below the top bezel, is located. Apart from shortcuts, this secondary screen allows users to access applications without having to go through the main menu. 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 a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 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.