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Alleged LG G5 specs are leaked, rumored to feature an iris scanner and 21MP camera

By midian182
Dec 10, 2015
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  1. LG released its flagship LG G4 smartphone earlier this year to positive reviews, with its camera and 1440p display singled out for praise. Now, thanks to a posting on Weibo in China, rumors suggest that the LG G5 will arrive early next year and be just as impressive as its predecessor.

    A user named Zealer posted the rumored LG G5 specifications and details on the Chinese microblogging site, but the post was taken down soon after. He claimed that the smartphone will feature a 5.6-inch display, which would make it 0.1-inches bigger than the G4. It’s also said to keep the 1440p screen, and will feature a Snapdragon 820 CPU and an Adreno 530 GPU under the hood – both components are upgrades from the G4’s Snapdragon 808 and Adreno 418.

    It’s claimed that the G4’s class leading, rear-facing camera is getting the biggest spec boost – up from 16 megapixels to 21 megapixels. Although it’s reported that the front-facing camera will drop from 8MP on the G4 to 5MP on the G5.

    Two of new features that are rumored to be appearing on LG’s next flagship device are a fingerprint scanner, which is pretty likely as they're found on most high-end smartphones, and an iris scanner. Only a handful of devices use iris scanners right now, but more companies are rumored to be bringing the technology to their upcoming products, including Samsung for the Galaxy S7.

    LG, meanwhile, has reportedly been working with Irience, an iris recognition device company - so an eye scanner appearing on the G5 may be a strong possibility.

    Finally, Zealer claims that the LG G5 will be launched around February next year. Given that this is the same month the Mobile World Congress takes place, it may be that the G5 gets an official announcement this month, rather than a release.

    Like all rumors, it remains to be seen how many of these claims turn out to be true. But if Zealer’s G5 details prove to be accurate, could we see LG's smartphone become a serious contender in a market dominated by Samsung and Apple?

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,421

    soulsassassin likes this.
  3. DaveBG

    DaveBG TS Addict Posts: 226   +72

    Removable battery? SD card slot? Most important things are not mentioned.
     
    Reehahs, 9Nails and amstech like this.
  4. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    Yes! Let's switch to tech from that religion topic :s

    /cry
    I can't believe it's rumored that because of it's metal unibody design, it may not have a removable battery and a MicroSD slot. http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/lg-g5-news/

    Oh well! I guess if that's true I'll be looking elsewhere! ;)
     
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,421

    LG G5 in a nutshell: "Two more stupid ideas successfully stolen from Samsung".
     
  6. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Maniac Posts: 398   +207

    L M A O @ "stolen"
     
  7. soulsassassin

    soulsassassin TS Booster Posts: 69   +14

    totally agreed that's why I refused to upgrade from my G2 to G3 or G4 , from a design perspective it's going only from bad to worst
     
  8. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    Who truly gives a @#$% about the metal/plastic body once it's within a good case?!? I myself can't even hold my current phone when it is not in a case. It's too darn small and slippery. I wish they'd focus on function instead of 'thin'... gain a few mm depth and grams of weight for substantially stronger batteries (still removable), etc.
     
  9. Phr3d

    Phr3d TS Booster Posts: 235   +42

    Yep, or if they can't get themselves to commit, offer two versions:
    the (apparently) all-important slim-metal,500ppi,all the pix-space-you-can-afford,2500 battery,
    or the Cheaper,Thicker,SD,4400 battery(rep),1080,last gen C/GPU and let the sales fall where they may.

    I'll be dead before this happens, of course.
     
  10. Zahid Iqbal1

    Zahid Iqbal1 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    IRIS scanner, this thing is new for me in smartphones.
     

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