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LG G5 said to launch in April followed by V10 sequel in late 2016

by Jacob Kleinman | December 14, 2015December 14, 2015 8:00 am PDT

Bad news for anyone looking forward to the LG G Flex 3. A new report out of Korea suggests the company won’t launch another flexible smartphone next year, though it still has plenty planned for 2016.

The G Flex 2 made its debut earlier this year at CES 2015 in January, so CES 2016 seemed like a natural place to debut the successor. Instead, the company could leave us waiting until April, when it allegedly plans to launch the LG G5. Later next year we may also get a follow-up to the LG V10.

Rumor has it the LG G5 will pack a slightly bigger 5.6-inch display with a 2K resolution, a Snapdragon 820 chip and a fingerprint reader. LG might include an iris scanner and an all-metal design as well.

As for the upgraded V10, we’re not really sure what to expect. LG has plenty of time to work on this one, though a refined version of the original device seems likely. The LG V10 introduced some intriguing new features like a secondary ticker display and a pair of front-facing cameras, but it could still use a little polishing.

LG’s new strategy sounds a lot like Samsung’s, which typically launches a new S flagship at the start of the year followed by a Galaxy Note update in the fall. With a new LG G series phone allegedly coming early in the year, and a V series update in the second half of 2016, the company may have finally settled on a reliable product cycle of its own.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...