Rumour: LG G5 to feature secondary screen, dual camera setup, and “Magic Slot”

Are you an LG fan? Want to know more about the upcoming LG G5? If so, read on. We’ve come across a new report that claims to have more information about the said device.

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The new rumour comes to us courtesy of VentureBeat. According to its anonymous source, the LG G5 will borrow features from the LG V10 and the LG G4. It is said to feature a 5.3-inch screen (smaller than the 5.5-inch screen on board the LG G4) with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Like the LG V10, the LG G5 will feature a a secondary screen on top of the main screen. It is said to have a resolution of 160 x 1040.

The source adds that the LG G5 will feature a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with a secondary lens. This is said to allow the camera to capture 135-degree wide-angle images. It will also feature dual LED flash and laser autofocus. A fingerprint scanner is also said to be found on the back of the smartphone. The design of the fingerprint scanner is said to be similar to the design of the fingerprint scanner on board the Nexus 5X, which is also made by LG. On the front is said to be an 8-megapixel camera to take care of snapping selfies and video chat.

Under the hood, like a lot of flagships coming this year such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, is expected to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, which is a powerful 64-bit quad-core processor with an Adreno 530 GPU to handle graphics, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. On board is 32 GB of internal storage. Sadly, it is yet to be determined if the device will feature a microSD card slot. The LG G5’s battery, however, will hold less power at 2,800 mAh, unlike the LG G4’s 3,400 mAh battery. According to the report, you shouldn’t worry about the LG G5 running out of juice faster than usual, as the Snapdragon 820 SoC is more efficient in making battery life last longer. The device is also said to run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, which means it comes with a new Android feature called Doze. This new feature extends standby time by putting apps to sleep when the device is inactive.

Lastly, the report claims that a new feature called “Magic Slot” will make its debut with the LG G5. This new feature allows users to expand the capabilities of certain hardware on board the LG G5, such as being able to give the rear-facing camera the ability to capture 360 degree images, use a physical QWERTY keyboard, and so much more.

Sadly, that’s all she wrote at the moment, but we’re sure to come across more information on the LG G5 in the weeks to come. Stay tuned here at Phones LTD for further updates.

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