LG G5 rumors point to dual displays and camera lenses

The LG G5 is going to borrow a lot of design cues and features from the V10. Photo: LG

The LG G5 is going to borrow a lot of design cues and features from the V10. Photo: LG

LG’s next flagship smartphone, the G5, is nearly 4-5 months away from launch, but leaks regarding the handset have started making their way to the Internet. As per sources of Evan Blass a.k.a @evleaks, the LG G5 will be the company’s most premium smartphone to date and feature an all-metal build.

The handset will also borrow design elements from the recently unveiled LG V10, while adding some unique new features to the mix.

Unlike the G3 and the G4, LG will not be fitting in a 5.5-inch display on the G5. Instead, the handset will come with a 5.3-inch Quad HD display and a secondary ‘ticker’ display as already seen on the V10. This secondary display will sport a 160 x 1040 resolution and will be a key feature on the G5 and other high-end devices that LG releases next year.

As for the cameras, LG plans on using a dual-lens configuration at the rear. The 16MP primary shooter will be accompanied with a secondary lens giving a 135-degree wide-angle capability to the rear camera. The LaserAF sensor and a color spectrum sensor — as seen on the LG G4 — will also be present on the G5. The front camera setup on the G5 will apparently remain unchanged from the G4 at 8MP. A fingerprint scanner similar to the one found on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will also be present on the G5.

Under the hood, the G5 will feature a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage space, and a slightly smaller 2800mAh. Considering that the handset will come with a smaller screen and more power efficient processor, the reduction in battery capacity is nothing to worry about.

Interestingly, Evan’s sources also reveal that the G5 will come with a “Magic Slot” that will act as a expansion slot for modules. It is unclear what these modules will do or how this “Magic Slot” looks like, though some examples of modules that were given include cameras meant for specific scenes like action, 360 etc., an audio amplifier and a physical keyboard.

LG has usually launched its flagship handset around April-May, and it is unlikely that it will launch the G5 anytime before that in 2016.