Feb 10th, 2016

We still have a little over a week before LG officially takes the wraps off the LG G5. They certainly haven’t been playing coy about the upcoming phone, slowly revealing new details ahead of its February 21st unveiling. Well, its features, anyway (how does an always-on display sound to you?).

More detailed hardware specs are still a mystery and although there are plenty of rumors, a new benchmark could be semi-confirming the device’s processor. According to a Geekbench benchmark, the LG G5 (going by the model number F700) will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and coupled with 4GB of RAM. That should be plenty of wriggle room for apps and services to run on the device and because LG’s software isn’t half as aggressive at closing apps as Samsung’s, we expect most of that RAM will actually be used. We also see the phone will come out of the box with Android 6.0.1 and all the new emoji from that release.

LG G5 Geekbench benchmark

While a Snapdragon 820 doesn’t sound too surprising (just about every flagship this year will use the same processor), last year LG opted for the less powerful Snapdragon 808 instead of the higher-end 810. Let’s just say we’re happy to see no corners were cut for this year’s G series. Other rumored specs include some sort of modular design with swappable battery, 5.6-inch Quad HD display, 20MP camera, and a new design that finally ditches rear button placement in favor of more traditional side-mounted ones.

We are excite.

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