LG G5 - this is what next year, we need to see
The LG G4 got a lot right, but with a couple of major missteps and also a few other minor niggles it did not quite reach the heights of greatness we'd hoped.
That's okay though, because 2016 is another year and the LG G5 is another opportunity for LG to deliver the handset we all know it's capable of.
News and Rumors of LG G5:
1. An all-metal build chassis for LG G5 and LG G5 Pro
LG moved away from plastic towards a more premium design with all the LG G4. It...did not go well. The unusual choice of leather was definitely new, but it felt affordable, appeared odd and wasn't anywhere near as visually pleasing as the metal HTC One M9 or iPhone 6. Also you can check rumors of upcoming HTC One M10 & M10 Plus Flagship here.
So hopefully the LG G5 & LG G5 Pro will have a more normal all-metal design. It's hard to FAIL with metal and it should make the telephone less divisive and even more superior.
2. A fingerprint scanner
While many smartphones are now comprising fingerprint scanners LG has up to now resisted, plus it is a pity as the prominent power button on the rear of its apparatus is crying out for one.
Turning the button into an individual touch biometric scanner seems like an obvious decision and it would give the LG G5 one useful attribute.
3. Borders that are more advanced
But companies are yet to crack curves and we want to see LG attempt something new with the G4, so how about taking a note from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, but rather than having curved sides possess the display spill over the bottom and top edge. Also Check out rumors for upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphone here.
4. 4K screen
The LG G4 has a QHD screen and it is glorious, but even the LG G3 was offering QHD so it's time for LG to move things along and give the LG G5 a 4K display.
Assuming it stays at 5.5 inches a 4K (3840 x 2160) screen would have a pixel density of 801 pixels per inch, making it the sharpest display around. Why? Making this an ideal phone to strap to your head needs a sharp screen that is genuinely pin.
5. Battery life
The LG G2 had excellent battery life but in the past couple of years LG has struggled in this region. Maybe it's the move to a QHD display or maybe it just has to use larger juice packs or a central processing unit that is more efficient, but whatever the reason the LG G4 hardly makes it through a day and that's simply not good enough.
So we actually wish to see better battery life on the LG G5. Phones should be pushing at least two days of life as far as we are worried, not fighting to handle one. We'd rather this than a high res screen, to be honest.
6. Functionality that is slicker
Despite being a main phone the LG G4 is not always that quick. We've said the camera may be slow to launch but the interface sometimes occasionally even needs to reconstruct itself after bound between programs and also flipping between working apps can take a second too.
This could be to the Snapdragon 808 chip powering the G4, but we had think that coupled with 3GB of RAM it should be enough to provide functionality that is sleek. So whether through better optimised software or a power injection we hope the LG G5 is a smooth operator.
7. A more rapid camera
The LG G4 has a camera that is hugely impressive, but it is not always the quickest to start.
That's still fast but it could be long enough to miss the best time to get a snap, so LG will speed up the process on the G5.
8. Knock on Code progress
Being able to double-tap the screen to wake it up is excellent and normally works well, but with Knock Code LG went one further and allowed you to unlock the mobile using a succession of taps also.
Unfortunately this does not work quite so well or consistently and it's enough of a problem to render it less useful than more traditional unlock choices like pattern or a PIN, so LG will tighten this up for the G5. Then again if it contains a fingerprint or iris scanner it could likely only ditch Knock Code totally.
9. A more compact design
We don't necessarily need LG to set a smaller display on the G5, particularly if it is going to keep pushing the pixels to this extent, but there's no denying that it can be a little more unwieldy than a smaller phone, so one option would be to trim down the bezels.
There's still rather a great deal of empty space, especially above and below the display, so if this goes on the LG G5 then we could see a 5.5-inch mobile that doesn't need hand gymnastics to use.
LG clearly puts a lot of work into its interface as well as the version found on the G4 is pretty clean and colourful. It even has a few genuinely useful features, such as Smart Notice, which is massively improved since its introduction in 2014.
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But there are a number of less useful characteristics, apps and widgets which we had just as soon see the back of. From Q Slide to LG Health there are plenty of things here that exist solely to help the mobile stand out without actually having been thought through or feel like they're just ticking boxes.