While we’ve heard varying details on the internals of several flagships of 2016 in the past, that of the LG G5 remains a mystery – aside the previously rumored Iris scanner, not much has been said about the device on the media. However, we will be shedding more light on the aforementioned device with you shortly.
Just recently a leakster with in-depth knowledge and by the moniker Mr Leaks took to Reddit to share specifics on the LG G5.
The image above is purportedly the first glimpse of the rear of LG’s first 2016. Apparently, the leakster did not feel a compelled need to share the entirety of the smartphone and instead mentioned that the device was covered in some sort of black box that ironically hid the design to prevent leaks.
Going forward on the spec sheet, a full metal clad – specifically Aluminium – unibody with round edges is reported with a 5.3-inch panel – against previously rumored 5.5 and 5.6” – up front that is graced with a 2K display at 2560 by 1440P.
Unsurprisingly, there will be a Snapdragon 820 under the hood alongside Adreno 530 and 3GB of RAM. Mr Leaks also mentioned that the LG G5 will come with a dual camera setup which is obvious in the image above.
The sensors will reportedly be two 16MP imaging units while there’s an 8MP secondary sensor in front for your selfies and video chats – with no mention of the Iris scanner tech that was also previously rumored.
Added to the mix is a heart rate sensor, laser autofocus, a fingerprint sensor with the same implementation – on the power button – as that of LG V10.
Render from an LG fan
On the software side, LG’s latest iteration of the LG UI will no longer ship with an app drawer. We also get the usual suspect of extras that should show up in premium smartphones of 2016 and these include the all new industrial standard USB Type-C connector, a mono louder speaker (slapped on the rear), a pressure sensor and an IR blaster.
Take my money! If the specs really do turn out to be true, then we have a fine device with an optimal screen size that doesn’t cut corners. Mr Leaks also made mention of the device being an upgrade for LG G2 owners – we are guessing it’ll pack ample battery juice to keep your pistons firing like the LG G2 did (6hours SOT) — against the poor G3 and G4 that had only about 3hours of SOT.
That is as much as we know for now and we’ll bring you up to speed as needed. In the meantime, share your thoughts with us in the comments below.