LG G5's SD652 variant is now official

19 March, 2016
The variant is now listed on the South Korean company's Panama website.

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  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 20 Mar 2016Gpu plays zero role on android. Read some documentation, th... moreLies, although not as much as iOS. android do natively use GPU hardware to "window compositing" especially animation/transition. we can also activated GPU to render stuff even 2D from developer option. stop spreading nonsense.

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/107995-the-truth-about-hardware-acceleration-on-android

  • AnonD-514562

GPU = Graphics Processing Unit is the dedicated graphics card.

  • moni

true........ i dnt want all those digits wit me, n with a 5.3in screen, nope . my g3 looks beta, n i bet all those lg friends wil b built into the phne in few yrz.

Anonymous, 20 Mar 2016Gpu plays zero role on android. Read some documentation, th... moreAnd do you know what GPU stands for?

  • Anonymous

maybe most of people don't know the cpu,gpu or ... and just get the mobile for FB,whatsapp and camera and .... but after many times or when compare their phone with other(s7/s7 edge or htc m10) they will see their phone is weak against other flagships. they can pay the same price for others and have FB,camera and ... too but they will have more speed,no lag and also better experience with s7/m10 and that's what they will cut off from lg.and I hope so.maybe lg will fixes these decisions when see people prefer get other flagships....

  • ray

Akinaro, 19 Mar 2016Because it would be cheaper and 90% of people actually dont... moretrue

  • cico one

Anonymous, 20 Mar 2016sd652 and adreno 510 for qhd? no thanksLg G5 horrible , horrible , horrible :(

  • Anonymous

sd652 and adreno 510 for qhd? no thanks

Andro, 20 Mar 2016Your missing the GPU which is not even as good as the gen o... moreActually the Adreno 510 is said to offer the similar performance to the 418, which itself was 20% faster than the 330.

But your right, the 418 wasn't really up to qhd gaming, so this new 510 will should also struggle.

  • Anonymous

Andro, 20 Mar 2016Your missing the GPU which is not even as good as the gen o... moreIt only matters to play 3d gamers. Most people buying phones don't buy them to play 3d games (that's why consoles exist). There is a minority of hardcore gamers on mobiles, the rest are casuals, and if you're a cas' you can put up with any kind of performance, especially if you only play 2d scrollers where the performance is perfect even in low end phones.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 20 Mar 2016and how about GPU? in SoC scup and gpu are important as ram... moreGpu plays zero role on android. Read some documentation, there is only 2d acceleration, no hardware composing done from GPU compute (like it's done in iOS)

The GPU is actually the most useless of all. Just sitting there and only seeing action in very few games.

So unless you're a gamer stay the hell away fro SoCs with good gpus, they waste a huge amount of space just to sit there...

  • Ben

Anonymous, 19 Mar 2016WTF.lg are you crazy? you get out flagship with SD652??????... moreYou're an idiot. It clearly says SD652 variant in the title, which means that this is in addition to the SD820 variant.

  • Anonymous

Is this a whole new level of racism from LG?

  • LG Fan

This is great news. Everyone wants the look and feel of a flagship, but now that chipsets are getting more powerful there's less need for the most expensive model. Next year, 830, 660, and 430. Yes, three chipset options. Maybe three sceen resolutions too. 1440p, 1080p, 720p!

  • Nick

SD652 for QHD will be a disaster.

  • Andro

Anonymous, 19 Mar 2016It's a good move to save costs, SoC only plays a minimal ro... moreYour missing the GPU which is not even as good as the gen old adreno 330.The a72 cores are very acceptable but because of the GPU this device will not handle 2kHD games, or vr content as nicely.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 19 Mar 2016It's a good move to save costs, SoC only plays a minimal ro... moreThese chips are built on the older process. They will not be as good as the kirin950. Also the screen's at qhd resolution which is going to be more taxing. Whoever buys these eh I hope they know what they're getting.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 19 Mar 2016It's a good move to save costs, SoC only plays a minimal ro... moreand how about GPU? in SoC scup and gpu are important as ram.when lg uses sd652 then you have to play games with weak adreno 510.be shy when you compare g5 with sd652 with other flagships with SD820 and ..... it's really laughable compare g5 with sa7/edge or htc m10

  • 123

Lg used to lack in the power management compare to other flagship.... Hope this year with the G5 they can overcome their weakness....

  • 123

I like the idea that a flagship model get lower processor model.... I think there is a niche market, for people who wants all the feature in the flagship model, but doesnt need the blazing fast speed of the top range model.... This is interesting