LG V11 rumors, speculations, release date: Device may be unveiled in February alongside LG G5


Speculations have it that smartphone manufacturer LG may unveil two flagship handheld devices in the coming months.

According to Tech Radar, although the South Korean-based giant has good sales, there is still pressure from the highly congested mobile market. Presumably to keep up with the competitors, next in line gadgets will be made available sometime this year.

“The smartphone marketplace is expected to be increasingly competitive in 2016 due to anticipated premium models from competitors and further price competition within the mass tier space. The introduction of two new flagship models and a more cost-competitive value chain is expected to improve profitability in 2016,” the company stated.

No definite models have been announced yet, but some reports claim that LG may offer LG G5 and LG V11 as their upcoming smartphones.

What may have added to the assumptions are the numerous leaks regarding LG G5 circulating around the Internet. It is predicted to be officially unveiled at a private event on Feb. 21, a day before the annual Mobile World Congress.

When it comes to specifications, LG G5 may remove the back button seen in its predecessor flagship LG G4. Another feature that seems to be missing at the back is the volume control.

Deemed to replace both the back button and volume control are the dual cameras which may be pegged at 12 megapixels and 8 megapixels. There may also be a fingerprint scanner located just below it.

Moreover, LG G5 is expected to have a different design for its unibody which may have metallic materials as opposed to leather exterior of LG G4.

Meanwhile, there are still no details for the touted LG V11 aside from the possible schedule of its unveiling. Since LG has yet to comment on the rumors, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.