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Rumor: LG G5 To Arrive In Early February, Iris Scanner In Tow

December 9, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

LG has essentially announced two flagship devices this year, the LG G4 and LG V10. The LG G4 is the fourth-gen LG-branded Android-powered flagship, and it is quite a powerful device. This handset sports a 5.5-inch QHD display, 3GB of RAM and is powered by the Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor. Its 16-megapixel OIS shooter is quite capable, and the device is slightly curved and it comes in a couple of back cover variants, including leather. The V10 is a first-gen device from LG, a slightly higher-end LG G4 actually which is quite unique because it also sport a secondary ‘ticker’ display above the primary one. The V10, unlike the G4, also sports a metallic frame, which is a nice touch and it screams ‘premium’, as does the DuraSkin back cover.

That being said, we’ve been wondering what will LG’s G5 flagship look like once the company announces it, but we might have to wait a while to find out. We haven’t really seen many LG G5-related rumors / leaks thus far, but one did pop up quite recently though. According to the latest report from South Korea, the LG G5 might be announced in early February, which is a surprise considering the G4 was announced back in April. The report also claims that the phone will be available internationally soon after LG announces it. This is a very interesting report, it seems like LG is planning to release their flagship earlier than expected and go head-to-head with Samsung, perhaps even trump its main South Korea-based competitor and release their G5 flagship before Samsung even announces the Galaxy S7 (which is expected to arrive in March).

Now, the report also claims that the G5 will sport the Iris retina scanner, as well as a fingerprint scanner. We presume that the fingerprint scanner will be located on the back of the phone, something tells us that the rear-facing physical lock button will actually double as a fingerprint scanner, it makes sense. Anyhow, the LG G5 is actually expected to sport a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display along with 4GB of RAM and will quite probably going to be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC. The 21-megapixel shooter is expected to be available on the back of the G4, and an 8-megapixel snapper will be located up front. The phone will almost certainly going to sport a metallic frame, but it remains to be seen if LG will settle for that, or will they manufacture an all-metal device.