An alleged LG G5 prototype has made its way in the Geekbench database ahead of the February 21st unveiling. The listing delivers no surprises in terms of internal hardware, but it does remind us to expect high-end performance.
This new Geekbench result is actually for an LG smartphone going by model number F700, a natural progression for the G5 following last year’s LG G4F500 and LG V10 F600.
Geekbench lists the LG G5 with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, specs which all fall in line well with previous LG G5 rumors.
Unofficial benchmarks are not a strong indicator of real performance. However, judging by leaked Geekbench results, there will a natural performance similarity between the LG G5 and the North American version of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Both phones are expected to feature the Snapdragon 820, and both phones are said to feature 4GB of RAM.
LG has been trying to build up hype in anticipation of the official unveiling, which is set to take place in less than two weeks from now at MWC 2016. Yesterday, the manufacturer officially confirmed that the LG G5 will come with an “Always On” display mode while also teasing fans by revealing the silhouette of the phone.
According to previous rumors, LG will go all-in with the LG G5, and all evidence now points that LG’s upcoming flagship will make use of the fastest internal components. However, it remains to be seen if the other rumored specs and features, such as a 5.6-inch, a slightly curved QHD display, an all metal design with a removable battery, and 20MP primary camera with manual settings, will also be accurate.