LG G5 News, Release Date & Rumours


There have been many rumours in the tech world about LG’s latest smartphone –the LG G5. Following on from previous offerings in the G-range, it will evidently have a premium handset. However, LG is lacking in the design department, especially alongside competitors such as Apple and Samsung, hence the design of the upcoming LG G5 is highly anticipated.


The LG G5 is rumoured to be released in March 2016, and announced on the 21st February; it will presumably be priced as competitively as the previous additions in the LG G-range. Here are a few of the other features the G5 is rumoured to include:

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor:
    This is a welcome improvement from the previous Snapdragon 808 in the LG G4.
  • 4GB RAM:
    The combination of the Snapdragon 820 with 4GB RAM as rumoured features in the LG G5 will evidently make it a direct competitor to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 (according to its rumoured specifications).
  • Design/Screen size:
    Rumoured to feature a premium all-metal design, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7, along with a fingerprint scanner and micro-SD card. The screen of the LG G5 is rumoured to be 5.5-inch, identical to previous versions, however it could also possibly be 5.6 inches.
  • Camera:
    The previous LG G4 has an impressive camera, so there are high expectations for the LG G5 camera. It is rumoured to have the same rear camera as the G4, as well as an additional 8 megapixel rear camera with added feature options such as low-light and laser auto-focus. The front camera is rumoured to be 8 megapixel with a speculated second display above the screen –as seen in the LG V10.
  • 3000 mAh removable/replaceable battery
  • Rumoured Additional features:
    Iris Scanner, removable bottom, 3D-type photographs.

LG says:

The smartphone marketplace is expected to be increasingly competitive in 2016 due to anticipated premium models from competitors and further price competition within the mass tier space. The introduction of two new flagship models and a more cost-competitive value chain is expected to improve profitability in 2016.


The premium design and brilliant camera anticipated to be featured in the LG G5 suggest that it will be a prevailing addition in the smartphone market. LG is also rumoured to be releasing another flagship smartphone in 2016, alongside the LG G5, evidently placing the company in direct competition of leading smartphone companies Samsung and Apple.