The LG G5 is all set to launch at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona tomorrow, but the new leaks give a nice and clear look at this year’s LG flagship. And dare we say, it looks ‘ugly’. The latest leak comes from Evan Blass who has been up to the mark when it comes to the leaks on Android flagship phones in the past and there is very little reason for us to doubt this leak as well.
The leaked render shows both the front and the back panel of LG G5. The volume buttons (and the power key) are not on the rear anymore and have moved back to the sides to accommodate the fingerprint scanner which has become a must-have feature of most Android phones these days. And most importantly the jutting out camera panel with two cameras along with dual LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and an RGB sensor. One of the two camera sensors is apparently a 16-megapixel unit and the second one will give you a 135-degree wide-angle functionality.
The front looks similar to the G3, but black bezel on top and grey bezel on the bottom gives a very awkward look to it. Evan Blass posted yet another image of the G5, this time a press render, which doesn’t look as ugly as the one above. This shows an edge-to-edge display with probably on-screen navigation buttons.
Another big news about the LG G5 is what the company apparently calls a Magic Slot. This will reportedly let you detach the bottom piece of the G5 and add different modules, like one with hardware camera controls. Of course, you should be able to remove and replace the battery if you wish so. As exciting as it sounds, it’s very tough for us to think how LG can achieve such a modular design on a smartphone at this time.
A new picture from Nowhereelse shows the the box for the G5 that suggests the battery will pop out from the bottom of the phone. While we are still not as confident about this image as with the actual renders of the phone, the information matches with the eye-witness image that leaked out on CNET Korea few days back. The battery looks relatively small as compared to the phone body, but we have seen companies like Xiaomi releasing super compact phone batteries, so won’t be surprised if this well above 3000mAh capacity as well.
The LG G5 is expected to come with a full metal body unlike last time when it came with ceramic and leather back panels. We have just about a day to go for the official unveil, so stay tuned for the launch details of LG G5.