LG G5: Snapdragon 820, 20 MP 1/2-inch custom Sony Camera Sensor (Rumor)

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the LG G4 before its release, and for good reasons. The flagship sports a slightly curved display, an excellent camera, and for those who are looking for a more “premium” feel, the phone is offered with an optional back panel covered in leather.

As you all know, the LG G4 was announced in April, which means that the terminal has less than six months of market availability under its belt. With that being said, the LG G5 is most likely a long way from its market debut, but regardless, at this point it should already be on LG’s mind. In fact, earlier today, we came across a few rumors hinting at some of the terminal’s alleged specifications. The list includes a custom 20 MP Sony sensor and a Snapdragon 820 So.


LG G5 Rumored Specifications

Earlier this year, LG was somewhat forced to employ a Snapdragon 808 SoC for its G4 flagship, as opposed to a Snapdragon 810. This was most probably because, at the time, the G4 was hitting the conveyor belts, the SD 810 was still struggling with overheating. However, next year the story might be different, and according to the rumors LG will make use of Qualcomm’s most powerful SoC: the Snapdragon 820.

The source adds that the LG’s premium smartphone for the first half of 2016 (most likely the LG G5) will also sport a 20 MP camera (up from G4’s 16 MP) with a custom 1/2-inch Sony sensor. Needless to say, the number of pixels alone doesn’t guarantee a high-quality camera, so we assume that the unit will also make use of advanced technologies such as optical image stabilization and laser autofocus. What’s really interesting is that, according to this rumor, LG won’t be provided with a mass-produced Sony sensor, but with one specially made for the South Korean company.

We should note that the source behind this report previously gave us a glimpse at how several upcoming high-end SoCs will perform and revealed accurate information regarding the Apple A9 chip. But whether or not he’s also on point with this latest rumor, is something only time will tell.

This article has been updated with the proper source.