With MWC now just around the corner, two devices are certainly going to be on show. The first is the latest device from Samsung, the Galaxy S7 ,while the other is the LG G5. Both will be unveiled on the same day and both currently look to be working up a storm of media attention and will be two of the biggest devices of the year. Of course, in Samsung’s case, the Galaxy S7 will be accompanied by its partner device, the Galaxy S7 Edge. In LG’s case, all we know for sure is the LG G5. Although, if a recent benchmark is anything to go by, we could also be seeing a Lite version of the LG G5 at some point.
The benchmark listing is through GFXBench and what it seems to show is a device which come with the model number LG-H840. This is the most telling point of the LG G5 relationship as the standard version of the G5 has been said to be coming with the LG-H830 model number. While in terms of the specs, there are some notable differences as well between this model and the standard LG G5. The specs listed include a 5.3-inch display which makes use of a 2560 x 1440 resolution. While the resolution is in line with the G5, the display size seems to be that little bit smaller. Moving on and the LG-H840 is said to come equipped with 3GB RAM, which is again less than the 4GB RAM that other benchmarks have suggested will be in use on the G5. Additional specs on offer include 32GB internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera which is coupled with another 8-megapixel camera on the front. While the processor said to be the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor.
As such and in spite of the similarity in model numbers, it is these slightly lower specs and especially the mid-range processor which does make this device seem like it could be a lighter version of the standard LG G5. Weirdly, the benchmark does list the device as coming with Android 4.4 (KitKat) which does seem to be extremely unlikely if it is a G5 relative device. Of course, whether it is a Lite, Compact, Beat, or otherwise, remains to be seen. But it does make for some interesting reading ahead of the LG MWC 2016 announcement.