LG G5 rumors: Security feature may be an eye scanner, handset may come in April


Technology companies are starting to gear up for the announcement and release of their newest flagships this year, which aim to continue bringing new features and better specifications to the users. Korean-based company LG is no different, with rumors surrounding its upcoming device, the LG G5.

LG G5 is expected to come with a 5.6-inch True High Definition IPS Display, along with a flexible touchscreen. It is expected to feature 4K display at 3840×2160 pixel resolution. It may be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip, a processor expected to deliver 14nm and 2.2 to 3 GHz speed. Aside from this, the device may come at around 3GB to 6GB of RAM, most likely 4GB of RAM, along with 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB internal storage that can be expanded through an external memory.

The handset’s camera is also expected to get a boost, with rumors that the main shooter will be at 20 megapixels with smile, face, and multi-gesture detections. The rear snapper is also rumored to come with a Sony lens at a size of 0.5 inch that will enable it to capture images even on low lights. Meanwhile, its front shooter may retain the same 8 megapixels from LG G4.

With all the expected upgrades for LG G5, perhaps the two most notable changes rumored for the device are its new biometric scanner and the all-metal body feature. The LG G5 is said to have enlisted the help of Korea-based biometric specialist IRIENCE to feature a different caliber of mobile security through the use of the eyes. Meanwhile, the all-metal design is expected to give the device a sleeker look.

As for the release date, the handset is expected to come around February to May this year, with a higher likelihood for an April launch. This is consistent with the timing indicated by a translated report from Daum, which said that the “G” series from LG will be in the market on the first half of the year, followed by the “V” series at the second half of 2016.