You might remember the LG G5 SE which came under spotlight earlier this month. We told you about when LG had trademarked a smartphone with the aforementioned title in South Korea which led to speculations that the company might be planning to introduce a smaller handset to compete with the Apple iPhone SE released earlier. However, later on a new development proved that even though the LG G5 SE is real, it wont be smaller than the standard G5. In fact, it’ll have precisely similar dimensions as of the G5 revealed on MWC. The development we are talking about is the leaked official LG-made Quick Cover case for the G5. This Quickcover case was apparently compatible with both, The LG G5 and LG G5 SE, thus ruling out the possibility that the ‘SE’ variant is a smaller sized smartphone.
As of now, LG’s Russian website officially listed the LG G5 SE, revealing the fact that the rumored smartphone is identical to the LG G5 which was released on the MWC, expect for the fact that it carries an underpowered CPU, RAM and is cheaper than the latter.
Lets have look at what the smartphone has to offer. Apparently the handset in powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 SoC and 3GB of RAM. In addition to that we have a 32 GB of ROM which is expandable via microSD slot. This should be noted that the smartphone is 0.2mm thinner than the standard LG G5, thus it makes it somewhat compatible with the Quickcover we talked about earlier. Rest of the specifications are similar to LG G5, which include 5.3-inch QHD display, 16 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel selfie shooter and a metal design with a removable battery. Furthermore, it comes with an Always on Display which will allow its users to check the current date/time and various notifications like unread messages, missed calls and unread emails without actually unlocking the phone first. Moreover, G5 Plus will be running on the Android Marshmallow 6.0. Marshmallow was released last year with numerous new goodies including a completely new app drawer, redesigned app permissions, Doze, and Google Now on Tap. Moreover, LG G5 SE carries the same innovative modular design which was introduced on the MWC. For those who don’t know, SD652 SoC hosts four Cortex-A72 and four A53 cores along with the Adreno 510 GPU. Note that the most powerful GPU available in the market is the Adreno 530.
As far as the availability and price of the handset is concerned, it is yet to be revealed. So stay tuned for the latest news.
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