Let‘s discuss everything we know and expect from the upcoming device in our LG G5 rumour roundup
The LG G5 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. The whole industry is sitting and waiting to see what LG will deliver ““ we at Bandwidth Blog are especially interested because the LG G4 was our favourite device of 2015.
It has become clear that LG is now one of the only out there that still believe in expandability and the power user. Let‘s discuss everything we know and expect from the upcoming device in out LG G5 rumour roundup ahead of the launch at MWC 2016 in a matter of days.
This is one of the most important changes we are expecting in the new LG flagship. Almost everything is going to change ““ the plastic design will be no more and we‘ll have a metal smartphone, the back buttons that are very device may be gone (even though we quite like them), and we will still have expandability. Other rumours conflict with this information, however.
According to rumours, we will be getting some kind of imaginative slot somewhere on the device where you‘ll be able to replace the battery if you wish. It is also rumoured to have a microSD card slot in that magic opening. Read: The LG G5 could sport a metal body and removable battery
In all likelihood the device will have a Snapdragon 820, not a slightly downgraded processors like we saw with the LG G4 with the Snapdragon 808 instead of the 810 (apparently due to overheating issues).
Also, we are reportedly getting 4GB of RAM with expandable capabilities up to 128GB. In addition to those bells and whistles we are a bit unsure about the display we‘ll be getting with the G5. We are expecting another Quad HD display, but we‘re not sure of which variety it will be.
One of the most important features of the LG G4 and then the LG V10 which was launched towards the end of last year, is undoubtedly that impressive camera. We are expecting the camera of the LG G5 to be just as amazing, if not better.
There are a couple of conflicting rumours, with some hinting at a dual camera setup and other renders only showing one. We are expecting a 24MP module (or perhaps two working in unison which together take 24MP shots). Read: New LG G5 cases show a new rear camera layout
While we don‘t have much concrete evidence of changes to LG‘s Android skin, we have had some murmurings that they are aiming to make the whole experience more cohesive. We also want the software to take better advantage of the screen‘s canvas, perhaps in the vein of Samsung‘s split screen functionality instead of the hovering mini apps.
What do you think will be the big surprise, if anything, when the LG G5 is launched? How accurate do you think the reports are from our LG G5 rumour roundup? Let us know in the comments below.
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