While rumors about the LG’s next flagship device has been around for a while, the company has unveiled an event to be held in Barcelona just a day before the start of Mobile World Conference 2016. Yes, on February 21st, LG is going to take a center stage to unveil something with a quote “Play Begins”. Can this be a launch of LG G5? Well, that we aren’t sure as of now. What we have heard lately is that the LG is planning to go semi-modular approach to revolutionizing the smartphone market!
LG G5 Leaked Specifications
A famous leakster of smartphones, @evleaks a.k.a Evan Blass has revealed some of the details of LG’s upcoming smartphone. According to his source, the LG G5 is going to flaunt a smaller 5.3-inch display with a Quad HD resolution compared to the 5.5-inch display of last year’s LG G4. Also, it is expected to feature a secondary “ticker” display as well saw on LG V10 with a same Quad HD resolution. Looks like the company is betting on the secondary display again and might as well see it going mainstream on more of a low and mid-range device this year.
The rumor also pointed at the possibility of having Snapdragon 820 powering the device which is obvious enough to guess. It will come with 3GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage. There is no news about expandable storage support. On the camera front, the LG G5 is going to feature a 16MP dual rear camera setup with an RGB sensor in addition to laser auto-focus for lightening quick response time. This allows users to snap a super-wide 135-degree wide-angle images.
The device is expected to come with a smaller 2800mAh battery which is a bit let down for such a hardware. On the rear below the camera setup, there will be a fingerprint sensor. This is for sure expected to be a mainstream feature on most of the devices in 2016. In terms of ergonomics, it will feature a metal unibody build.
A Mystery “Magic Slot” to make it semi-modular?
LG was always having a removable battery all these days that was forcing for a removable back. But as per the rumors, the company will go with a unibody approach for this year flagship meaning non-removable battery? Well, LG says no and you can still have the removable battery with a “Magic Slot”.
According to the rumors again, the Magic Slot will allegedly allow for users to attach hardware modules to the device, things like 360-degree VR cameras, audio amps, or even a physical keyboard. Thus making it a semi-modular smartphone.
While the world is waiting for a modular smartphone to hit the market. A big brand like LG is taking a step to make it possible (at least a bit) with their flagship. If all these rumors are true, LG is going to prove what Google couldn’t with a modular approach for smartphones. Also, this will surely be a killer stuff that could turn out to be an award winning smartphone of the year as well!
While, we are just a month away from LG event at Barcelona, let’s keep our fingers crossed to witness something amazing!