LG is planning to launch a cheaper variant for the LG G5 smartphone which will have similar specs when compared to the Flagship LG G5 but will have lower Ram and processor.
LG has been focusing on the Mid and Mid to High end smartphones, with the recent unveiling of LG Stylus 2 , LG X Cam and the LG X Screen (with Dual Display). This time LG is looking for a near Flagship mobile the G5 lite.
Similar to the HTC One M10 Snapdragon 652 model which will serve alternative to the much higher priced HTC One M10 Flagship device LG G5 Lite will also be more affordable when compared to the LG G5. The LG G5 is yet not launched in the Indian market and as per LG India they can launch the smartphone in April End or early 2016.
However now there is also news about the cheaper LG G5 variant which has been spotted at the Chinese certification website TENAA. The smartphone comes with a similar design and camera like the LG G5 however some of the specs are downgraded in the Lite version.
The LG G5 Lite is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 64 Bit processor which is around 20 to 30% slower than the Snapdragon 820 processor. The smartphone will also come with 3 GB of RAM instead of the 4 GB RAM on the LG G5 flagship device.
The smartphone has got dual camera setup with 16 MP and 8 MP camera at the back. There is also a 8 MP camera at the front of the device. The LG G5 Lite comes with a similar metallic build with the fingerprint scanner at the back of the device.
The Snapdragon 652 processor is capable of recording 4K videos and it is most likely the G5 Lite will also offer the 4K video recording feature. The device has 5.3 inch display with 2560*1440 pixels resolution and comes with 540 PPI. The display panel used by LG is OLED display which offers better contrast and color accuracy.
Would you pay So Much for a Non Flagship.
The smartphone will come with the Adreno 510 GPU which is good for gaming but is not a match for the Adreno 530 GPU (used with Snapdragon 820) which is far superior in performance. However the Key highlight of the LG G5 has been it’s modular design and it’s friends (accessories) which you can use with the device.
You can add a dedicated camera accessory known as the Cam plus which can add physical buttons to the camera and also makes the total battery capacity of the device to 4000 mAH.
Read More – LG G5 – Modular Design Innovative Smartphone.
It is yet to be seen how buyers feel about these near Flagship smartphones like the LG G5 Lite and the HTC One M10 Snapdragon 652 variant. It is usually difficult to spend that kind of money and not go for the Flagship performance device when there are options in the market (Mi5 , LE ) which will come at a cheaper price and offer flagship performance.
For tech enthusiasts and people who want the absolute best in terms of performance it will be difficult to accept these after all you won’t be buying a new mobile for next 2 years.