We’ve seen alleged leak renders of the LG G5; we’ve seen a leaked diagram of the device, and we also saw what is claimed to be a prototype of the device in a dummy box disguise. Now, protective cases being sold on Amazon seem to show us what the device could look like.
The cases above are shown in a variety of colours available to the LG G5 once the device is out. More importantly, the renders reveal what the said device could look like.
Although the cases hides the LG G5’s overall design, the renders suggest that that LG G5 will feature a fingerprint scanner on the back found below the rear-facing camera. The renders also show that the volume buttons are found on the left side of the chassis. These are in line with what we’ve seen in previous leaks. Of course, since there’s no way of telling if the renders show us the real deal or just a placeholder, take this with a pinch of salt.
Interestingly, Amazon says that the cases will be ready to ship on the 28th of February. This suggests that the LG G5 will be available in stores on the 28th of February as well. This also means that the device could be launched soon after its unveiling. LG has sent invites for a press event on the 21st of February in Barcelona, Spain. The South Korean phone maker is expected to lift the lid on its next flagship at the event.
We’ve learned from past reports that the LG G5 will feature a curved back and thin bezels. It is said to measure 149.4 x 73.9 x 8.2 mm, making the device slightly narrower and thinner compared to the LG G4, which measures 148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm. It is expected to feature a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). Under the hood is expected to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Soc, which isn’t a surprise since most flagships are expected to feature the said CPU. It is expected to sport 3 GB of RAM. The LG G4 featured an optional leather back cover that offered a more premium look and feel. The LG G5 is expected to be constructed out of metal. Since the LG G5 is expected to be clad in metal, you may be thinking that this is a deal breaker, as most metal-clad devices sacrifice a removable battery. Leaked diagrams have revealed that the device will make use of a new drawer-like mechanism that allows users to remove the device’s 2,800 mAh battery. The device is also expected to feature a USB Type-C port, which allows for faster data transfer, faster charging, and never having to worry about plugging in the cable the wrong way ever again.
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