LG G5 is undoubtedly one of the most-anticipated devices that would be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Korean company has already sent out invites for its February 21 event where it is expected to take the wraps off its next-gen flagship smartphone. There have been plenty of leaks and rumors suggesting that LG G5 could be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 SoC. Turns out, they were all right.
LG G5 not the first phone to get Snapdragon 820 SoC
The US chipmaker has confirmed that the upcoming G5 will have its Snapdragon 820 processor inside. The new Snapdragon 820 does not have the same overheating issues as its predecessor Snapdragon 810. Last year, LG Electronics had decided to skip the Snapdragon 810 in the G4. Qualcomm had previously said that smartphones powered by its new SoC would arrive in the “first half of 2016.”
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LG G5 is not the first smartphone to feature the Snapdragon 820 SoC. Chinese smartphone maker LeEco’s Le Max Pro was unveiled last month at CES 2016 with Qualcomm’s flagship chipset. Xiaomi’s Mi 5 is also said to use the same processor. The new chipset comes with the all-new Qualcomm Kryo CPU, which offers 2x efficiency and performance compared to Snapdragon 810.
LG G5 to feature a Magic Slot
Past leaks suggest that LG G5 would feature a dual-camera setup. The phone is rumored to have a 16-megapixel rear camera with 135-degree wide-angle view. G5 is said to feature a ticker display similar to the LG V10. Some other details include 3GB RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a 5.3-inch QHD display, and Android Marshmallow. There will also be a Magic Slot, which will reportedly be linked to hardware expansion.
A leaked image of LG G5 obtained by Android Authority indicates that Magic Slot would allow different accessories or modules to be inserted into the bottom of the device to add new features or enhance existing ones. The Korean company is said to release a lot of plug-in modules alongside the G5, together known as “G5 and Friends.” The hardware components would be controlled by an app called LG Friends Manager.