Dec 30 AT 3:13 PM Evan Selleck 0 Comments

LG’s G5 said to feature secondary display, fingerprint reader, and more


The G4 from the Life’s Good crew turned out to be a good handset that a lot of people liked, and the V10 features a major new secondary display that might be a gimmick to some, but it could be something LG wants to keep around for a bit longer. And then there’s the Nexus 5X, another phone with features that will probably make it to the company’s newest flagship in 2016.

Those are assumptions placed on the right path, if a new report from Evan Blass via VentureBeat is to be believed. According to the serial leaker, LG’s G5 will gather noteworthy features from some of its other high-profile devices and merge them together into LG’s “most premium device to date.” The phone will reportedly feature an all-metal construction, a fingerprint reader on the back, and a secondary display with a resolution of 160×1040.

The camera system on the back will get a significant upgrade as well, according to the report. It will have two lenses on the back, with the main camera being a 16-megapixel shooter and the secondary working to give it 135-degrees of wide-angle functionality. Between those lenses, LG will house four sensors, including a pair of flashes, an RGB sensor that should boost scene recognition and focus, and the laser autofocus sensor. On the front, the G5 will boast an 8MP camera.

Other features include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor under the hood, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, and a battery that’s measured in at 2800mAh. The screen’s resolution is said to be 5.3 inches, and boast a resolution of 2560×1400.

The LG G5 will also reportedly feature something called a “Magic Slot,” but the details on what this could be are thin. However, the report indicates it could be used to support hardware expansion modules, things like an external keyboard, camera accessories, and more.

As far as a release date goes, the report suggests it could see the light of day in the first quarter of 2016.

What do you think of the G5 rumors?

Source: VentureBeat

Evan is a pretty big fan of technology, from phones to video game consoles and everything in between.

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