Leaked logo of LG G5 on Weibo
Reports of the upcoming launch first emerged through a post on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. To be honest, we aren't surprised with the fact that LG is embracing biometric authentication at a time when everyone else is.
MCCA 2015: LG G4 wins Best Camera Phone
The existing LG G4 turned out to be a star phone thanks to its superlative camera, even winning the Camera phone of the Year award at Mobile Choice Consumer Awards earlier this year. For LG fans, the G5 will turn out to be even better. The report on Weibo hints at a the phone rocking a 21MP camera with an Iris scanner. The Iris scanner is great because it is one of the best modes of biometric authentication. The structure of the Iris in your eye is very distinctive and it'll be very very hard to find a match elsewhere.
LG G4 now supports Android 6.0 Marshmallow
The report also mentions other features like a 5.6-inch Quad HD display and a Snapdragon 820 processor.
LG has been in the news recently thanks to its recently-launched V10 phablet which is truly a masterclass thanks to the industry leading features it offers.
Here’s how the LG G4 compares with the best smartphones in the world
If you missed the launch, LG V10 offers a 5.7-inch QHD display along with an additional always-on display over it that can show the time, data, battery status and weather updates when the main display is turned off. The phone also rocks a removable 3,000 mAh battery, dual front cameras for wider angles (up to 120 degrees), a fingerprint sensor, Qualcomm's TruSignal antenna to ensure no more dropped calls, 32 bit Hi-Fi DAC technology for crystal-clear music quality, a 4GB RAM and capability to support up to 2TB of external storage to add to its 64GB internal storage.
The V10's frame is made of SAE grade 316L stainless steel which is among the toughest known variants of steel and the edges are protected by a Dura Guard frame from falls and bumps. The back grip is also easier to hold thanks to Dura Skin which is resistant to nicks and scratches.
LG launches V10 phablet: Ten reasons why it's worth a try
If LG can build on the design and capabilities of the V10 to perfect the upcoming G5, it will surely give the likes of Apple and Samsung a run for their money.