LG G5 With Metal Unibody, Iris Scanner Tipped to Launch in February

A new report emerging from Taiwan has claimed that LG may launch its next flagship smartphone, believed to be dubbed G5 if following the company’s current smartphone nomenclature, in February.

In a Weibo post, Zealer China claims that LG’s next flagship will sport a metal unibody and will pack both iris-scanner as well as fingerprint scanner. If this comes out to be true, the LG G5 may be the first phone featuring both the biometric authentication technologies.

Some more rumoured details suggested in the Weibo post include a 21-megapixel rear camera, a 5.6-inch QHD display, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Notably, unlike most flagships this year, the LG G4 did not feature a fingerprint scanner anyway.

All these leaks should be taken with a pinch of salt as LG has not mentioned anything about the upcoming device and the legitimacy of the leaks remains questionable.

To recall, the 2015 flagship G4 smartphone was initially announced in April. It went on sale in India only in June with a price tag of Rs. 51,000. The LG G3 was the first phone in LG’s smartphone lineup to pack a Quad HD display featuring 1440×2560 pixels screen resolution.

The South Korean company recently launched LG Zero, the global variant of the Class smartphone, which will be available globally. The company announced that the LG Zero smartphone would go on sale in Taiwan followed by other key markets in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

One of the biggest highlights of the LG Zero smartphone, similar to Class smartphone, was its metal body, and like other recent LG handsets, it featured power and volume rocker buttons on the rear panel, just below the primary camera.

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