Images purported to be of the LG G5 in a dummy box appear online
A number of images, purported to be of the LG G5 in a dummy box, have surfaced. The placement of the buttons, camera, etc, match up to an earlier leak of LGs upcoming smartphone, which could mean that it indeed is LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone. According to the images, the phone will come with a dual camera setup at the back, which is tipped to a 16MP and 8MP camera combination. Below that is the fingerprint sensor, which may double as the power button. The images also show the volume rocker located on the side of the device instead of the back of the phone like previous G series devices. At the bottom, there is a USB Type-C slot next to a speaker grill. The images also suggest that the LG G5 will have an all-metal build.
A few days ago, the diagram of the device was supposedly leaked by Android Authority and suggested that the upcoming LG flagship will feature volume buttons located on the side of the device instead of at the back. The report also said that the phone will not only be thinner than the LG G4, but will be taller and wider as well. However, these new images are quite different from image that was leaked last month, which showed the dual camera setup, as well as the traditional combination of volume and power buttons located that the back of the device.
The LG G5 is expected to come with a 5.3-inch QHD display and may be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with 3GB of RAM. The device may come with an 8MP front facing camera as well as a 2800mAh battery. The G5 is also tipped to come with a secondary display similar to the one found on the LG V10. It is also possible that the phone will come with a ‘Magic slot’ that will allow users to attach peripherals that would expand the hardware capabilities of the phone. LG is expected to announce the G5 during the World Mobile Congress event scheduled to be held in Barcelona next month.