LG G5 release date: Rumors hint at IFA 2016 or WMC 2016 reveal; device to feature dual displays, hardware expansion?


Expect the LG to bring it’s A-game and give Samsung and Apple a run for its money when it releases its latest flagship, the LG G5 during the first quarter of this year.

According to rumors, the latest device will borrow the best features of its predecessors, the G4 and the V10 in addition to new innovations.

Based on a report by Venture Beat, which has cited an unnamed source, the G5 will be slightly smaller than its predecessor at 5.3 inches but will feature a ticker display that was originally used on the V10.

These rumors support the leak earlier posted by tech leaker Evan Blass, @evleaks, of the alleged LG G5 on his Twitter page with the caption, “Ticker, Take 2.”

The report also suggested that the device will run on Android Marshmallow as well as utilize a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.

LG fans will be glad to note that the G5 is expected to use dual-lens configuration for its 16-megapixel rear camera, giving it a 135-degree wide angle capability.

The front camera, on the other hand, will be the same as the G4 at eight megapixels.

Like many upcoming releases, the LG will also include a fingerprint sensor similar to LG’s Nexus 5X release.

The device will be powered by a 2,800 mAh battery.

The LG G5 is also rumored to feature a “magic slot” which allows for expansions on the phone’s storage via hardware modules although it was unclear how this would be integrated into the new phone.

Meanwhile, a report by Australia News Network has cited rumors that the device may be launched in February, more likely at the MWC 2016 which will kick off on Feb. 22. There were also reports that it could be unveiled earlier at the IFA 2016 this month but no final announcements have been made by the company.