It was in April of this year that the LG G5 SE, a somewhat toned-down variant of the G5, was first spotted in the wild. While LG didn't release it in the months that followed, the company is now displaying it in its UK website for all to see.
At first look, the G5 SE doesn't look much different when compared to the LG G5, and if you look at it's specifications, you will find a number of features like a 3D Arc Glass screen, USB Type-C port, Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 tech and a Quad HD display which will make it clear that it is not quite a minnow unlike what most analysts believed.
On the front, you'll find a 5.3-inch Quad HD display with a pixel density of an outstanding 554ppi, making the phone as good as the G5 in this respect. The phone also features dual 16-MP and 8-MP wide-angle rear cameras and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow like the G5. However, LG have toned it down on the performance part. Unlike the G5 which features a Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM, the G% SE comes with a Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM. In terms of modular functionality, the phone is as competent as its more premium sibling and is compatible with a slide-out battery, LG Cam Plus and LG 360 Cam modules.
On the battery front, the G5 SE runs a 2,800 mAh battery, same as the one in the G5, and it is complimented by Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 tech which enables users to charge the phone from zero to 50% in under 30 minutes. All in all, the G5 SE is a capable handset and it will be interesting to see how LG will price it in the UK and if it'll help the company overcome the losses that it faced following lack of interest shown towards the G5 by phone buyers earlier this year.