LG will be hosting a press event on February 21 at MWC 2016, where the company is expected to officially announce the LG G5, its flagship smartphone for this year. Last week, we saw two renders that allegedly showed us what the G5 would look like. Now, a leaked diagram – see below – seems to be revealing the design of the upcoming handset from all angles (while being in line with the older renders).
It’s said that, unlike its predecessors, the LG G5 will have an all-metal body. Also unlike its predecessors, it seems that the G5 features volume buttons on the left side, rather than on the back. And yet the power button should still be on the rear of the device, and it could incorporate a fingerprint scanner. A camera with laser auto focus and LED flash seemingly sits above the power button.
Apparently, the LG G5 measures 149.4 x 73.9 x 8.2 mm, thus being a bit narrower and thinner than the LG G4 (148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm). The screen of the G5 should be a 5.5-inch one with 1440 x 2560 pixels, and it looks like the bezels around it are very thin – this might actually be an edge-to-edge display. The back of the new LG smartphone appears to be slightly curved, presumably for a better grip.
The G5 will likely be powered by Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 processor, possibly also featuring 3 GB of RAM, USB Type-C port, and a removable battery. We assume that LG will start selling the handset shortly after announcing it.
Samsung (Galaxy S7), HTC (One M10), and others are also expected to officially unveil new high-end smartphones at MWC 2016, so there’s a lot to look forward to.