What’s so lightweight about this thing? And furthermore, how the heck do LG’s model numbers work?
Some information on a new, previously unseen LG device has popped up on GFXBench, this one labelled LG-H840. The LG G5 is going by both the H830 and the F700S callsigns in recent leaks. But wrench yourself away from that minutia and look at this minutia.
Some throw-off factors here include Android KitKat, the main camera’s resolution taking up every last pixel for 4K video recording — also, it’s a pretty under-equipped main camera — and that 4:3 ratio 2160p video capability for the front-facing camera. Maybe the G5 Lite will mimic the G5’s rumored dual-camera setup. We’re going to need to sleep on those.
The octa-core Qualcomm processor paired with an Adreno 510 GPU tells us that we’re more than likely dealing with the Snapdragon 652 (formerly the 620), which has come more into fashion these days at the tip of the mid-range. The chipset is perfectly capable of 4K capture and the 5.3-inch quad HD screen recorded in the diagnostics — it isn’t a Sony Xperia Compact phone after all. A healthy RAM/ROM combination of 3/32GB looks to be the case here.
Keeping in mind that spec spoofing in benchmarks does happen, are you looking forward to a LG G5 “Lite?” We are expecting two at the table for LG in Barcelona.