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New leaks claim Snapdragon 820 SoC for LG G5

New leaks claim Snapdragon 820 SoC for LG G5
New leaks claim Snapdragon 820 SoC for LG G5
LG's own Nuclun 2 SoC may skip the G5 in favor of the upcoming V10 smartphone.

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.

Concept image of LG G5 (Source: Jermaine Smith, NxtPhone.com)
Concept image of LG G5 (Source: Jermaine Smith, NxtPhone.com)
Concept image of LG G5 (Source: Jermaine Smith, NxtPhone.com)
Concept image of LG G5 (Source: Jermaine Smith, NxtPhone.com)
Concept image of LG G5 (Source: Jermaine Smith, NxtPhone.com)
Concept image of LG G5 (Source: Jermaine Smith, NxtPhone.com)
Concept image of LG G5 (Source: Jermaine Smith, NxtPhone.com)
Concept image of LG G5 (Source: Jermaine Smith, NxtPhone.com)

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Andreas Müller/ Allen Ngo, 2015-12-22 (Update: 2015-12-22)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.