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Qualcomm confirms LG G5 will use Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm has just confirmed the LG G5 will use the new Snapdragon 820 chipset in a tweet a few days before the official announcement of the device at MWC 2016.

Published onFebruary 17, 2016

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At this stage of the game I don’t think there’s anyone out there that doesn’t already know the upcoming LG G5 will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC. But that hasn’t stopped the semiconductor maker from jumping the gun on this weekend’s announcement at MWC 2016 by confirming in a tweet that the LG G5 will use the new chipset. The tweet doesn’t specifically mention the LG G5 by name, but with LG’s only other announcements being mid-range devices, it’s obvious they’re referring to the G5.

Don’t miss a whole new way to play with @LGUSAMobile and #Snapdragon820–coming February 21. ? ? ? ?
— Qualcomm (@Qualcomm) February 17, 2016

The LG G5 has been outed in a series of leaks the last few days, from being photographed and listed for sale on Dubai’s equivalent of Craigslist, to our very own LG G5 Magic Slot module leak and the revelation of an Always on display (which we posted first, only to have LG’s social media steal our thunder a half hour later). Despite confirmation of the modules and processor, there is still some confusion surrounding the Always On display. We were told it is just like the LG V10 secondary ticker display but on the entire front screen. Other sources have claimed there is a second screen exactly like the V10, but then retracted the claim.

LG G5: specs, features, price, and availability

There’s only a few days to go and we’re sure to see more leaks, specs and images hit the airwaves soon, so stay tuned to the LG G5 rumor roundup above and keep an eye on our constantly updated MWC 2016 page for all the latest MWC 2016 news when the event starts on Sunday.

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