LG G5, the South Korean tech giant's flagship modular smartphone, might soon have a less-powerful variant entering the market. Tipped as the LG G5 Lite, the handset has passed Tenaa, the Chinese telecommunications certification authority, revealing partial specifications and its design.
As per the listing (via 9to5Google) of the LG H848 (speculated to be called the LG G5 Lite), the smartphone looks very similar to the LG G5. It has the same dual rear cameras along with a fingerprint sensor and a modular design. It is likely that the device will be compatible with all the modules introduced by LG for the G5 during MWC 2016. The images also suggest the device to feature a similar metallic build.
As for the specifications, the LG G5 Lite features the same 5.3-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) resolution display, along with the 32GB inbuilt storage. It also houses the same 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel rear camera setup. However, the processor has been downgraded from Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 to Snapdragon 652 along with 3GB of RAM instead of 4GB of RAM. It is worth mentioning that the processor still supports 4K video recording. As for the GPU, the LG G5 Lite will include the Adreno 510 GPU to handle graphics.
LG has already announced it will roll out the flagship LG G5 handset worldwide starting Thursday. It has also said that the G5 will be reaching Indian shores in the next quarter. The handset has already wowed critics and users alike with its innovative removable battery and modular components that expand the phone's functionality.
The biggest highlight of the new LG G5 flagship is the modules or add-ons called LG Friends, meant to signify the companion devices that can be attached to the G5. LG Cam Plus is a camera module that adds physical buttons for camera operations along with expanding the total battery capacity to 4000mAh. The Hi-Fi Plus module, co-developed by Bang & Olufsen, is a portable Hi-Fi DAC which can be used as a standalone portable DAC or with the G5 to enable 32-bit audio playback. The South Korean company can also be expected to showcase the companion devices in India with the LG G5 including LG 360 VR, LG 360 CAM, LG Rolling Bot, LG Tone Platinum, H3 by B&O Play, LG Smart Controller, and LG Friends Manager.