March 28, 2016
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The LG G5 is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones of 2016. With its unique modular body, it promises to bring a wholly different kind of smartphone accessory to the market in the form of “friends,” which can be used to augment various aspects of the device. However, there was somewhat of a stir when it was announced that Latin America wouldn’t be receiving the version of this device unveiled back in February at MWC. It appears that LG will be releasing a “Lite” version of the device to this region and to China as well.

The reasoning behind this is that the LG G5 Lite will be better suited to the climate of the smartphone market in these two parts of the world. They will also be equipped to function better on the present networks. We just got our first glimpse at this device as the LGH848 made its rounds through the Chinese certification center TENAA.

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So what’s different about the so-called LG G5 Lite? Well, the device has a somewhat less powerful processor, as it rocks the Snapdragon 652 whereas its bigger brother runs the Snapdragon 820. A gig of RAM has been shaved off as well, so it only runs 3GB instead of 4. The GPU is the Adreno 510 instead of the 530. Beyond that, the Lite still looks a lot like the vanilla LG G5. It still has the same size screen, same dual 16MP and 8MP rear-mounted camera system, the same 32GB of internal storage. The LG G5 Lite will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and we’ve got no word on when exactly it will arrive.

What do you think of the LG G5 Lite? Reasonable compromises or crippling reductions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and as always, stay posted to Android Authority for more word on the Lite’s arrival.

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