On the hardware side , LG will pack 2016's staple processor - the Snapdragon 820 , the latest leaks appeared in a geekbench test which listed the LG G5 with the Model number F700S to pack a 1.59 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 soc with 4GB of RAM - quite impressive indeed , this is also supplemented by 32GB and 64GB of internal storage as well as a MicroSD expansion slot which ,if required can serve as a part of the internal memory through Android 6.0.1 (see Android Marshmallows Adoptable storage feature)
LG is said to keep its 2560x1440 resolution this year as well , the display however is said to feature a even better color gamut than the G4 of last year , the display however will still be a IPS pannel but we have no confirmation on that one just yet .The G5 is also said to feature a "always on" feature that displays the clock and other call information in a monochrome layout - kind of like old Nokia phones of past .
|LG G5 will have a always on display|
And with LG's leaked touch enabled "smart cover" option aka LG Quick Cover , you can answer calls with the case still on (Similar to HTC's smart case)
CAMERAS AND DESIGN
Rumor has it that LG is planning on getting a 16mp and a 8mp rear camera set up - thats right , Dual cameras !
|Although the G5 is protected by a leak proof case , the camera and fingerprint sensor module give away most of the design elements .. via - Droidlife|
While the whole Dual camera set up is not new (HTC One M8) , LG was however the first to introduce a dual camera Android smartphone with the LG Optimus 3D in 2011 .The new G5 is said to take inspiration from past devices andbut instead of placing the module vertically , it is said to take a horizontal approach as the fingerprint reader is said to come just below the camera module , the camera is also said to include a dual led set up and a laser rangefinder for autofocus , the front camera is said to feature a single 8mp module a-la G4.
|this is probably the closest we can get to seeing the real deal - via Phandroid/AA|
So as you can see , most of the design elements shows us that this phone has a sort of a unibody design , this however means that the battery is not hot swappable like the LG G's before it , but in a rather change plot twist , LG has a small trick up its sleeve , and that is a removeable bottom cup that will expose the battery well .
|Via - Cnet|
Amusing as it may be , the idea for a removeable cup design was demonstrated with the Xperia U and the HTC Legend - a phone that actually used the battery well design while maintaining a alluminium unibody ,the only problem however is whether it will actually make it on to the final product as a cup would have to keep its locking mechanism from being worn out by regular use , also the question of where the USB port and the speaker grills are located leaves us without a doubt that the G5 will not include these prototype designs in the final stage - but we could be wrong too .
The LG G5 is set to be LG's flagship phone for 2016 , the phone will pack the best hardware available at the moment but with rival smartphones such as the upcoming Galaxy S7 set to launch on the same day - February 21st , there is a chance that LG might take another tour on the backseat this year as well , but thats to be seen . Stay tuned for more LG G5 news by clicking the LGG5 tag below
Written by Rakitha for MasHD
SOURCES -Gsmarena ,phandroid(2),Phandroid