New leaks claim Snapdragon 820 SoC for LG G5
According to PhoneArena sources, LG's Nuclun 2 SoC will not be ready in time for the upcoming G5 flagship and will instead be equipped with the upcoming Snapdragon 820 SoC. The recently announced V10 is now expected to be the first smartphone to use the Nuclun 2 SoC.
The Nuclun 2 is a high-end LG processor utilizing both Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A72 cores manufactured in a 16 nm process. The first Nuclun made its appearance on a special edition LG G3 Screen model, but it ultimately flopped and was unable to impress.
The LG G5 is rumored to be have a 5.6-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution screen, 20 MP rear and 8 MP front cameras, laser autofocus, and metal casing. Its camera quality will certainly be put to the test by media outlets since the G4 currently holds one of the best cameras on a smartphone. An official announcement and reveal on the G5 is expected sometime in Q1 2016.
LG recently invested nearly 10 billion Euros on OLED R&D, so more devices from the manufacturer are expected to use the technology in the future.