LG Launches Downgraded Version of LG G5 in Latin America

LG had launched its 2016 flagship device LG G5 around a month back at the MWC in Barcelona. The G5 will hit the store shelves in many regions on March 31. The other regions will also follow soon, but there is a slight change for the countries in Latin America. LG will be launching a slightly different or rather a bit downgraded version of the LG G5 in these countries.

German website Winfuture.de has reported that the LG G5 is available for pre-order in Panama, but the specs of this variant differ a bit from the global version.

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This version of the LG G5 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor clocked at 2 GHz instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor which will power the global version. Also, the G5 in this region is made available in 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM/32GB internal memory variants. Of course, the 3 GB variant will cost lesser than the 4 GB RAM variant.

But the good news for the LG fans in Latin America is that except for these differences, all the other features and specs remain of this variant and the standard model remain same.

This confirms that this model will also sport a QHD 5.3-inch IPS display with Always-on feature and will ship with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS right out of the box. It will sport the same amazing 16 MP rear shooter with laser autofocus and 4K recording capability while the secondary camera will be an 8 MP snapper. The device will pack a removable 2,800 mAh battery and will come with the Quick Charge 3.0 technology. On the rear, there is also a fingerprint sensor which is ultra-responsive.

As for the accessories compatible with the G5, some may be made available in the region, but the pricing and availability are yet unknown.

While some fans may be unhappy at this downgrade, others may see a silver lining in the fact that these minor hardware downgrades won’t matter much as the aesthetics and most features of the device remain unchanged, while at the same time bringing down the price which would make it more affordable.