The LG G5 will rival Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge this year, and it will be launched in Barcelona, Spain just a day before the commencement of MWC 2016. Now, the South Korean smartphone brand has started teasing the device’s features. The company’s latest post on Facebook teases the ‘Always ON’ feature, which will be included in the LG G5. The device will compete with the HTC One M10, the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, and the Xiaomi Mi 5.
The GIF file shows the silhouette of the LG G5 displaying things like time and notification icons, which is similar to the LG V10’s secondary display. However, its on the main display of the LG G5, which points towards a possibility of LG using an AMOLED display on the device. So, this will be the first time when flagship smartphones from Samsung, HTC, and LG come equipped with AMOLED displays at the same time.
The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based LG G5 is expected to feature a 5.3-inch QHD display with Always ON feature, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, a dual-16MP camera setup on the rear with laser-assisted autofocus and 4K video recording, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, a fingerprint sensor, and a 2,800 mAh removable battery. It is also being reported that the device will come equipped with a “magic slot” that can be used to enable additional functionalities.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge are expected to feature 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with Always On Mode, respectively. Both will come equipped with octa-core Exynos 8890 processors (or quad-core Snapdragon 820 processors in some variants), 4GB RAM, 32/64GB internal storage space, a microSD card slot, a 12.1-megapixel primary camera with a 1/2-inch sensor and 4K video recording, a 5-megapixel secondary camera, a fingerprint sensor, and a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery (3,600 mAh battery in Galaxy S7 edge).