The mobile world is forever changing and with every new handset, the technology and features continue to improve.

For LG, there has been unprecedented success over the last few years. The South Korean brand has built a fierce reputation worldwide and is no longer lagging behind its competitors – instead pushing itself firmly into a fantastic position.

Ever since the LG G2, the brand took the world by storm. It came with brilliant specs and a high quality design.

Considering the superb camera, performance and leather-backed design of recent additions, it’s easy to see why LG has become such a success.

When can we expect the LG G5?

LG want to take on tech giant Samsung and don’t seem afraid of going head-to-head in sales either. Not only is LG bringing forward its typical release date, but also holding the launch event on the exact same day as Samsung – February 21.

There’ll be few surprises in what you’ll see on the event either, with LG dubbing this ‘LG G5 Day’.

The LG G5 Display

Although no official details have been released to date, there are rumours this will boast a 5.6-inch True HD IPS with flexible touchscreen. As with most other phones in 2016, we should expect a 4K display too.

The LG G5 Processor, Storage & RAM

With the LG G5 you should expect great specs and won’t be disappointed in the slightest from the handset. Early rumours suggest the G5 will have an 8-core Snapdragon 820 processor, 14nm process and a 2.2-3GHz speed.

From the Snapdragon 820 processor’s upgraded X12 LTE modem, you’d expect:

  • LTE Advanced speeds
  • Cat 12 (up to 600 Mbps) in the downlink
  • Cat 13 (up to 150 Mbps) in the uplink
  • Up to 4×4 MIMO on one downlink LTE carrier
  • Breakthrough connectivity support in unlicensed spectrum:
  • 2×2 MU-MIMO (802.11ac)
  • Multi-gigabit 802.11ad
  • LTE-U and LTE+Wi-Fi Link Aggregation (LWA)
  • Comprehensive service across connection types
  • Next Gen HD Voice and Video calling over LTE and Wi-Fi
  • Call Continuity across Wi-Fi, LTE, 3G, and 2G
  • RF front end innovations
  • Advanced Closed Loop Antenna Tuner
  • Qualcomm RF360™ front end solution with CA
  • Wi-Fi/LTE antenna sharing

The LG G5 Battery

The battery life of mobile phones is a big talking point nowadays and for most users, the bigger the better. The last thing you want is battery being sapped from your smartphone through everyday use and needing to be conservative in the latter hours of the day.

The good news is though, the G5 battery is predicted to be 4000 mAH. Anything less and it wouldn’t have the capability to power the 4K display. The G5 is also rumoured to include a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Technology. With this, the battery can be charged to 85% in just 35 minutes.

The LG G5 Camera

Many smartphone users also love the latest and greatest cameras included in modern handsets. This is where LG has put much of its emphasis into the newest release and it’s anticipated the model will include an exclusive Sony lens with ½ inch width. The 20MP sensor will also be able to detect smiles, faces and multi-gestures.

The LG G5 Innovation

So is there anything really exciting and new from the LG G5? Well, whilst it’s all rumours at the moment, there is a buzz about an eye scanner. Whilst fingerprint tech is quite common nowadays, how about securing your phone with your eyeballs? Well, this could well be set to hit the market by storm and is believed to debut with the G5. What’s for certain though, is if the G5 includes eye scanning tech, it’ll be one of the most secure handsets on the market.

Any further details on the LG G5?

Whilst again, we’re very much waiting for the launch event to get a better idea of the features and tech the G5 will bring to the table, there is speculation of LG having their own mobile payment system in 2016.

Of course, this would be similar to the already successful Apple Pay. With the biometric scanning thought to be a new addition, there’s little reason to think LG payment tech wouldn’t debut with the G5.

And there you have it – some great reasons to be excited about the LG G5 in 2016.

If your phone contract is coming to an end in the next few months, why not give LG your consideration and take a look at what we can expect to be a quite fantastic phone.