LG G5 to carry the model number “LG-H830?”

We’ve learned a lot about the unannounced LG G5, thanks to a number of leaks we’ve come across in the past, but what about the device’s model number? A new report claims to have uncovered LG’s next flagship’s model number.

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Hungarian-speaking NapiDroid.hu is responsible for leaking the HTTP User Agent data shown above. The information shows an unannounced LG-made device with model number “LG-H830,” which is believed to be none other than the LG G5.

Although this information is unverified, it would make a lot of sense for the LG G5 to bear the “LG-H830” model number. After all, the LG G4’s model number is “LG-H810.”

The User Agent data also confirms that the LG G5 will run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. We’d actually be surprised if it didn’t run the latest version of Android.

Past leaks have revealed that the LG G5 will be clad in metal, unlike the LG G4, which came with a leather back cover. The trade off with metal-clad devices is a non-removable battery. LG is said to have solved this with a new drawer-like mechanism that slides out of the chassis, allowing easy access to the device’s rumoured 2,800 mAh battery. The device is expected to feature a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD) and a secondary screen (resolution of 160 x 1040 pixels) just like that on the LG V10. The secondary screen will show notifications such as battery status, the weather, and the time. It will also display shortcuts that give quick access to apps. There are two types of cameras expected to found on the back of the LG G5 – one is a 16-megapixel sensor and the other will help snap 135-degree wide-angle photos. Laser auto focus, dual LED flash, and a fingerprint scanner is also expected to found on the back. As for the G5’s front-facing camera, the device is expected to feature an 8-megapixel sensor for snapping selfies and video chat. It is said to feature 32 GB of internal storage. Under the hood is expected to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with an Adreno 530 GPU to handle graphics, coupled with 3 GB of RAM.

LG has sent out invitations to a press event on the 21st of February in Barcelona, Spain. The LG G5 is expected to make its official debut at the press event. This is the same day the Samsung is expected to lift the lid on its new flagship the Galaxy S7.

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Renders allegedly show metal LG G5 with new way to remove battery

Want to know more about the LG G5? If this is the case, we’ve come across a new leak that you may be interested in. A leaked render allegedly reveals the device, plus a few more details.

Metal design with slide-out removable battery?

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The renders above were created by CNet Korea‘s Matt Kim, which are “based upon a eyewitness testimony.” The renders mirror what we’ve been hearing in the past, which is a metal-clad LG G5.

We can also see changes in design. The LG G5 in the renders no longer features a rounded back and slightly curved design of the LG G4. Instead, it looks flat, thin, and comes with smoother edges. The volume buttons have also been moved from the back to the left side of the frame.

Apart from the changes in design, the LG G5 features a new way to access the battery. The problem with removable backs is that it isn’t ideal for metal construction. Reportedly, LG’s engineers tested various prototypes and came up with a drawer-like design that allows the LG G5 to be clad in metal and yet feature a removable battery. It did this by creating a slide-out mechanism for the battery. The drawer is also said to be more efficient in keeping out water and dust.

Although the renders above do make a lot of sense, we can’t verify if they show the real deal. This said, take them with a pinch of salt.

So far, we’ve learned from previous rumours that the LG G5 will feature a 5.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). It is also believed to feature Force Touch. A USB Type-C port is said to be on board, which allows faster data transfer, faster charging, and never having to worry about plugging in the cable the wrong way ever again. It is also said to feature a microSD card slot for additional storage options. The LG G5 is said to feature a dual rear-facing camera setup. The dual camera setup is said to consist of a 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel sensor. An 8-megapixel front-facing camera is said to be in charge of snapping selfies and video chat. Under the hood is said to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, coupled with 3 GB of RAM.

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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and S7 Edge Plus to make official debut in February?

According a past reports, only the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will make their official debut in February. A new tweet, however, suggests that not two will be unveiled by three.

Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus to be announced next month?

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Evan Blass who goes by the name of @evleaks on Twitter is responsible for leaking accurate information on yet to be announced devices. In his latest tweet, the leak master posted an image that shows the logos: “Samsung Galaxy S7,” “Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge,” and “Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus.”

According to past reports, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature a 5.1-inch screen. As for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, past reports claimed that the device would feature a 5.5-inch screen, while a more recent report claimed that the device would feature a 5.1-inch curved screen. The screen size of the curved Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus still remains a mystery. There is another version of the S7 not mentioned in the list – the Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus. The device is said to feature a 6-inch flat screen.

The Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus logos, are not the only clues dropped by the image. It also seems to show tiny water drops, which lines up with past reports that claim Samsung’s next flagship could be water resistant.

Sure, there’s no way of telling whether the image comes from Samsung or if it was Photoshopped. However, like most of the leaks by Blass, there is a huge possibility that image is genuine.

Past rumours have revealed that the Galaxy S7 will feature a microSD card slot unlike its predecessor. In the photography department, some reports claim that the S7 will feature Samsung’s new larger 12-megapixel sensor than the 16-megapixel sensor on board the Galaxy S6, while some reports claim that the S7 will feature Samsung’s new 20-megapixel BRITECELL sensor. Both are said to be function better in low-light conditions. The Galaxy S7 headed to the US and China are said to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, while the international version (version headed to the UK) is said to feature Samsung’s Exynos 8890 SoC.

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AnTuTu listing reveals Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to feature 5.1-inch screen and 12-megapixel camera

Past reports have revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature a flat 5.2-inch screen, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a curved 5.5-inch screen. This is different from the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which both sport 5.1-inch screens. A new listing on AnTuTu (first spotted on Chinese-speaking Weibo by French-speaking @NoWhereElseFR and renowned Samsung insider SamMobile) reveals that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a 5.1-inch screen.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with 5.1-inch screen and 12-megapixel camera?

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Shown above is a screenshot from the AnTuTu benchmark site. It shows the unannounced “SM-G935A,” which is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. This version features a 5.1-inch screen (not a 5.5-inch screen) and is headed to US carrier AT&T.

Although a smaller screen that the previously rumoured 5.5-inch screen, the resolution is the same at 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). The listing also reveals that the device rocks a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with an Adreno GPU under the hood, coupled with 4 GB of RAM. This isn’t surprising as the US and Chinese version is expected to feature the Snapdragon 820 CPU. The international version (version headed to the UK) is expected to feature the Samsung-made Exynos 8890 SoC.

Additionally, the listing reveals that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge features a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. This mirrors what we’ve been hearing in the past few months. Although this new sensor has a smaller megapixel count than the 16-megapixel sensor on board the Galaxy S6, is a 1/2″ sensor, which is a larger sensor S6’s camera. It is believed to be more ideal in low-light conditions.

Other rumours claim that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature a new Samsung-made 20-megapixel RGBW-pixel Britecell camera. This new sensor is equally interesting as it is also said to come with improved light sensitivityand signal-to-noise ratio, thanks to the new RGBW pixel pattern.

Like any rumour, take this with a pinch of salt.

Only the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are expected to make their official debut in Barcelona, Spain on the 21st of February. It is yet to be determined when the larger Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus will be officially unveiled.

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LG K10 now available in South Korea

LG officially unveiled its new LG K series at CES 2016, which kicked off in Las Vegas last week. The new series consists of the LG K7 and the LG K10. Although the two made their official debut, pricing was yet to be determined, until now. Well, pricing for the LG K10 at least.

LG K10 now for sale in South Korea

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LG (in Korean) recently announced that the LG K10 is now being sold in South Korea for the equivalent of £115. Other markets (including the UK) should get the LG K10 soon.

Both the LG K7 and the LG K10 come with what LG calls a “glossy pebble” design. The two sport smooth, slightly curved edges, and a back with a woven pattern “for optimal grip.” As far as dimensions go, the mid-sized LG K10 measures 146 x 74.8 x 8.8 mm.

The LG K10 sold in South Korea features a 5.3-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (HD). In the photography department, the device features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat. On board is 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. Under the hood is a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (chip-maker yet to be determined) that comes with support for 4G LTE connectivity, coupled with 1.5 GB of RAM. To keep the lights on, the device features a 2,300 mAh battery. Based on these specs, the LG K10 is not a high-end device. Note that the LG K10’s specs varies depending on the market.

Since LG has just unveiled the new LG K10 is new, you may be expecting the device to run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Sadly, it comes with Android 5.1 (Lollipop) pre-installed. We’re hoping the device gets updated to the latest version of Android in the coming months.

LG has also announced a new “quick view” protective case, which is specifically designed for the LG K10. The new case features a transparent edge that allows users to see notifications and answer calls without having to open the case. The accessory will be sold separately. Pricing is yet to be determined.

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