There are rumors that Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics will release their strategic smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and the G5, next February, which is a month earlier than they did before.
As various mid-range phones will be launched from the beginning of next year as well as premium phones from Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, competition in the smartphone market will heat up.
Since Samsung and LG are expected to focus on innovating camera functions in their next models, all eyes are focusing on how the two companies will differentiate their products.
Due to stronger competition in the smartphone market, LG Electronics is also expected to move up the release date of its strategic G5 smartphone in order to rapidly target the market.
Even though the company unveiled the G4 at the end of April last year, it is likely to introduce a new product at the MWC two months earlier this year and roll out the product right away.
With high interest in the next model, LG Electronics will focus on the camera functions of the G5, just like the previous model.
The G5 will feature a 21 megapixel rear camera with a 1/2-inch sensor, and an improved version of the previous G4 featuring a 16-megapixel camera with 1/2.6-inch sensor.
Moreover, the forthcoming smartphone is expected to flaunt a 5.6 inch (14.22 cm) display with QHD resolution, and will be powered by Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 820 chipset.
The optional leather back of the G4 will allegedly be swapped out for a metal unibody.
In addition, there is the possibility that the LG G5 will feature a fingerprint sensor and an iris scanner as an additional security option.