Metal-clad LG G5 with modular design, dual-cameras unveiled
Metal-clad LG G5 with modular design, dual-cameras unveiledLG Newsroom

LG is reportedly planning to release a new G5 smartphone variant in some select international markets.

Soon after the launch of the flagship LG G5 in March, speculations were rife that the company might unveil a low-end model G5 SE specifically to Latin American region. Now, LG has officially confirmed the existence of the rumoured phone and is set to be released in numerous markets not just in one region.

LG G5 SE will hit stores in China, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Latin America, Android Authority reported citing LG spokesperson. The launch date and price details of the device is said to be officially announced soon.

LG G5 SE is said to share same modular design language and most of the internal components seen inside the original G5, but differ in two key aspects. The former is expected to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC (System-on-Chip) with 3GB RAM, whereas the latter houses more powerful Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB RAM.

Other stipulated features of LG G5 SE include dual-camera module on the back. It houses a 16MP (f/1.8 aperture) and an 8MP (f/2.4 aperture) snappers having a 78-degree lens and a 135-degree wide angle lens, respectively. It is supported by dual-tone LED flash, laser auto focus, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). On the front, it features an 8MP camera with wide field of view.

In a related development, LG rival HTC is also planning to launch low-end "10 Lifestyle" with similar Snapdragon 652 processor in India and some price-sensitive emerging markets. On the other hand, the high-end HTC 10 model with Snapdragon 820 CPU are slated to be released in the U.S., Europe and select Asian regions.

Watch this space for more updates.