The LG G5 has not even gone on sale yet, but the South Korean company is already working on other handsets to add to its 2016 portfolio. The company has already shown off its all-new ‘K’ line of smartphones with relatively modest hardware, but the LG G5, its latest flagship, will apparently also have at least one presumably lower-priced variant, if recent online reports are anything to go by. The rumored LG G5 variant happens to be the so-called LG G5 Lite, which has now been certified for sale in China, leading to its listing on the official website of the country’s electronic devices certification agency, TENAA. However, LG G5 Lite isn’t really the official name of the upcoming device, so we’ll still have to wait a while to get more info on that front, even though the listing has revealed quite a bit regarding the phone’s hardware specs.
The device comes with the model number LG-H848, and according to TENAA, features a 5.3-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) always-on display with 3D Arc Glass. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC that comes with an octa-core 64-bit application processor clocked at a maximum of 1.8 GHz. The GPU that comes with the chip happens to be the Adreno 510. The upcoming smartphone will have 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage as standard, and there will also be a microSD card slot for capacity expansion. The phone will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and carry a removable 2,700 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
Coming to the rest of the tech specs, the phone will apparently come with dual cameras on the back, with a primary 16-megapixel camera with laser auto focus, dual-tone flash and 4K video recording, while an 8-megapixel rear-facing image sensor will come with a 135-degree wide-angle lens. As for the front-facing selfie-cam, it will simply be an 8-megapixel unit. The phone will feature LTE connectivity, and have support for dual band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS. What’s more, the upcoming smartphone will reportedly sport a fingerprint scanner, an NFC chip and a USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing. There’s no word on when the South Korean manufacturer will actually take the wraps off of the device, but it should definitely be at some stage within the next few months.