By way of a February launch, the G5 will predictably launch much ahead of Samsung's Galaxy S7 or even HTC's upcoming flagship phone. In the meantime, LG has kept the premium and mid-range phone markets buzzing with the launch of its much-acclaimed V10 in October, the new all-metal Zero in December and two new K-series phones at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.
As per available leaks and rumours, the upcoming G5 will sport a fingerprint sensor and a metal unibody. As per a leak on Chinese social network Weibo, the G5 will rock a 21MP camera with an Iris scanner (which will also be used as a mode of biometric authentication), a 5.6-inch Quad HD display as well as a Snapdragon 820 processor.
Even though the leaked specs point to an impressive flagship device, we would expect LG to launch the G5 as a modified version of the V10 which attracted quite a few eyeballs after its launch in October. 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.
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.