The LG G5 Lite. What is this phone that we’ve never heard about before? It is quite common for manufacturers to launch a toned down version of their flagship devices with branding that identifies it as belonging to the same family of devices. These “Mini” devices are for those who can’t afford the flagship but want something that emulates it at a lower price point. Looks like there might be a variant of the G5 to sate that market and that is the LG G5 Lite.
A benchmark report published on the 12th of February on GFXBench reveals a phone with the model number H840. The LG G5 bears the model number 830 which is what suggests that this new phone might be a part of the same family.
The specifications are a mixture of what you’d find in a modern flagship and what you’d find in a mid-range device. Powered by an octa-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with an Adreno 510 GPU, this phone also packs 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of internal storage. The 5.3 inches screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1440.
Things get interesting then with both, the primary and the secondary cameras listed as 7 MP cameras. The operating system is listed as the now ancient (especially to those who feel like there was no Android before Material Design), Kit Kat. We sincerely hope that no OEM ever makes the mistake of launching any device this year running anything but Marshmallow. Android is too fragmented already.
So yeah, that’s the LG G5 Lite. An interesting device with its cost being the factor that makes or breaks it. Comment below to let us know what you think. All will be revealed come February 21 and you know we’ll keep you posted.