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Qualcomm All but Confirms LG G5 will use Snapdragon 820

February 17, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

LG, as well as Samsung and a few other Android manufacturers are making their way to Barcelona as we speak to unveil their latest flagship smartphone. LG is going to be announcing their LG G5, which we’ve already seen plenty of. We’ve also heard plenty about the LG G5 already, and one of those rumors about the specs has basically been confirmed. Qualcomm tweeted out a teaser not too long ago about the LG G5 and it running on a Snapdragon 820 processor.

Qualcomm stated, “Don’t miss a whole new way to play with @LGUSAMobile and#Snapdragon820-coming February 21.”

LG does have a handful of smartphones that they are planning to unveil at their event next Sunday. Of course the LG G5 will be the main attraction seeing as it is their flagship smartphone. It’s rumored to sport a smaller 5.3-inch quad HD display which means a resolution of 2560×1440. Other specs here include 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 16MP camera around back. Now thanks to Qualcomm we definitely know that it’ll be sporting the Snapdragon 820. Which has had a lot of hype surrounding it, especially after how bad the Snapdragon 810 performed in 2015.

We’re just a few days away from LG’s press event at Mobile World Congress. This actually marks the first time that the G series has been announced at Mobile World Congress. As it typically was announced in the fall, and in the past few years it’s gotten a few months earlier. Previously we’ve seen the LG G Pro series announced at the show, but never the G series. The LG G5 has pretty big shoes to fill behind the LG G4 which many regarded as one of the best smartphones in 2015. Even though some weren’t too happy with the Snapdragon 808 processor inside. The LG G5 is also sporting a brand new design, and is slated to be an aluminum unibody. Something LG has yet to do. They typically stick to plastic, so that you have the removable battery and microSD card slot. Last year they opted for a leather back as well as their plastic  backs. We don’t have much longer to wait, as they will be unveiling the device in just 4 days.