No SD820-powered LG G5 for Latin America; SD652 version will be available there

Himanshu, 27 February, 2016

Remember the LG H840 which was spotted on GFXBench earlier this month with Snapdragon 652 chipset and 3GB RAM? We initially thought that it could be a 'lite' variant of LG's latest G5 flagship, but turns out it's a special LG G5 model aimed at specific markets.

While LG made no mention of an SD652-powered G5 at this year's MWC (where the flagship was unveiled), it has now come to light such a souped-down variant exists and will be available in Latin America at-least.

Confirming that Latin Americans won't officially get the standard SD820 G5, LG's Sales manager for Chile, Cristián Correa, said that the decision was taken based on the feedback they received from several operators in the region as well as keeping in mind the currency appreciation in Latin America.

What's more, the LG 360 virtual reality headset - one of G5's friends - will also not be available in the region. Correa cited Latin America's lack of interest in VR as the reason behind the move.

Via (Spanish)


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  • AnonD-513003

I was so looking forward to the G5 for months, but with that non-sense of bringing a lite version to Latin America, even if the specs weren't that different (which they are, the processor difference is really big), and even with a big price drop (whi...

  • AnonD-246723

Sorry but you not in the position to judge me . will you say samsung galaxy s7 is not made by samsung ? No right ? The work make could be the place it made or made by certain party . No one cares their device made in china or made in moon ....

  • AnonD-489437

Also, MADE and DESIGNED are both very different thing to do. Please do learn some English.

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