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Alleged LG G5 diagram reveals a curved back, side buttons, and thin bezels

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Alleged LG G5 diagram reveals a curved back, side buttons, and thin bezels
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.

Alleged LG G5 diagram reveals a curved back, side buttons, and thin bezels

sources: Shai Mizrachi, Android Authority

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posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:29 2

1. Jimrod (Posts: 1097; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Looks nice enough, 5" version would be good. :) At least the camera bump seems to be a lot less than the S7.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:42 3

6. j2001m (Posts: 2840; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


There is no way that this thing can have a removing battery, the speaker is at the end so that not coming off like the other design and the back is not going to slide up like the Samsung wave 3 design, so I have no idea how it's going. To have a removing battery as per the spec the other day that will not somehow easy damage the phone when you are trying to remove it

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:01

11. j2001m (Posts: 2840; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Also it's looks like an iPhone clone with a finger print reader on the back and a big cam

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:04 9

12. Jimrod (Posts: 1097; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


I think most phones look pretty similar nowadays to be honest, the "design" element is down to small details here and there. This looks to be smartly done at least, better than HTC who are going backwards!

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 16:32 1

23. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Your excuses are pathetic. The G5 WILL have a removable battery. Only an fool buys a phone without one.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 16:58

24. FluffyBled (Posts: 509; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Well ... it doesn't quite make sense ... not only LG makes phones so the "fact" that "only a fool buys a phone without a removable battery" does not necessarily mean LG G5 will have one!

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 02:48 1

32. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 437; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Only a fool thinks others are fools for preferring longer battery life to removable.

This device will likely be like the rest of LG's recent devices: weak battery life, nasty IPS screen with colors that aren't accurate, and sloppy UI. If LG can compete with their competition like they did with the G2 when it came out, then I could see this being decent. They make OLED televisions, they need to put that tech into their phones already.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 16:11

21. KParks23 (Posts: 589; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


5.5 inch or larger and needs to actually get decent battery life and ill buy 1 full retail, if not gold nexus 6p will be inbound!

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 16:31 3

22. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


After consecutively owning EVERY Samsung since the very first Epic, the LG G5 will be my next phone and will replace my S5.
Removable Battery = WIN
MicroSD = WIN
Metal Construction = WIN
Fingerprint Scanner = WIN
Less money than Samsung and Apple = WIN

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 17:13 4

25. FluffyBled (Posts: 509; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


What about the QWERTY keyboard?

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 18:44 1

27. BLSEOTB (Posts: 332; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


Is it really going to be cheaper? If so im in. WIN!

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 19:24 1

28. kamejoko (Posts: 196; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


shorter battery life = lose.
UFS 2.0 = lose.
Metal glass= lose
Finger scaner in back face =lose
price only cheaper than apple and ss if this model have many in stock or low sold. try by when it have first release, will never see cheap price. low price? ask xiaomi.

and i dont know why compare s5 with newest model of lg? why dont compare with s6 or note 5?

final you will see price very cheap phone of lg if you want to sell. now g3 have price more lower than s5. and g4 have low price now.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 12:51

39. CrossMKD (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Jan 2016)


FINALLY some reasonable comment here... LG G5 > SHIET7

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:29 6

2. middlehead (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 May 2014)


I'll care if they follow Sony's lead and release a 4.7~5" version without neutering the specs.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:31 9

3. cripton805 (Posts: 1433; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


It would suck if they put the volume on the sides. The power and volume in the back was great. I never accidentally pressed either like I did with every other phone.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 23:58

30. vincelongman (Posts: 4164; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Also buttons on the back are better for left handed people

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 23:42

38. Nabil111 (Posts: 56; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


I almost don't believe that part of this rumor. I absolutely hated that design, but the way other owners talked, it sounded like LG was gonna ride that wave to the end and make every device with buttons on the back.

Its just an inconvenient spot too often. I have my phone sitting on the table and want to change volume? Just place my hand over the top and press my volume buttons on the side, same with waking it instead of tap-to-wake which is unreliable when hands are wet or cold. With the buttons on the back, I can't press them if I give my 5.5" phone the death grip. Not a big enough advantage imho. Thankfully OEMs aren't still trying to put the sleep//wake button on the top of the devices -_-

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:33

4. swarai (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 Aug 2014)


All I want is an unlocked bootloader and stock images.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:41 3

5. manojmcn (Posts: 422; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


From G5 onwards, G stands for "Galaxy" :P

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:51

7. shield (Posts: 225; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Or will display 5.6 " or 5.3" with ticker.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 13:03

17. V1nC3 (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


5.3" ! 5.6" seems to be impossible regarding the width.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:54 4

8. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 450; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


I like it, but back buttons are cool and iconic of the G-series

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:52

15. V1nC3 (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Go Back to the Optimus G ;-)

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:54

9. shield (Posts: 225; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Otherwise, even if not seen a 100% appearance it looks pretty.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 11:59

10. shield (Posts: 225; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Dual camera back ? no?

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:36

13. TBomb (Posts: 703; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Nooooooo I like the buttons on the back :(

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:50

14. Clars123 (Posts: 615; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


Interesting....based on this there might be a USB type C connector..whether the port will be the same USB 2.0 or the new 3.1 is yet to be seen....I see the buttons are no longer on the back..where is the power button?or is it the fingerprint scanner..ohh..and those look like some ugly antenna bands on the upper back

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 12:53

16. V1nC3 (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Antenna bands are inside.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 13:31

19. Clars123 (Posts: 615; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


the diagram clearly shows the antenna bands on the back..what are you talking about?

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 13:07 1

18. realjjj (Posts: 363; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


3.1mm taller than the G3 so they keep going backwards.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 18:36

26. Coconut00 (Posts: 474; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


Disappointed that LG has made their bezels bigger every year since the G2. Hoping the G5 reverses that trend

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 15:00

20. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Yes because the according to the rumor the screen is going to be 5.6” 0.1” translates roughly 3mm.

posted on 18 Jan 2016, 20:09

29. 2faraway (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Don't U dare to remove those buttons from the back!!!! U won't be LG anymore!! C'amon!! this companies don't listen to real customers!!!!!

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 02:13

31. sasch (Posts: 35; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


well clearly they trying to learn from their mistakes, not that the volume button on the back was a mistake but I guess they just want something that falls in line with what people buy and most average people don't buy something that will change how they use a mobile, the Hardware looks good lets hope the ios looks good this time around or at least give us something like Samsung or HTC Has now a Theme store to make it less Mundane.
every phone these days will have similarities to another phone because there is only so much New stuff you can do. at this point its just about how makes it better.
and kudos to LG for trying as the Lg g3 or 4 V10 didn't really work out too well (as in units sold) I suppose they have nothing to lose they where and are one of the top selling Smartphone manufacturers and in order to get closer to the Top they will have to try harder to be like others and better!

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 09:01

33. 2faraway (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


U know why LG devices won't sell as good as sami or the big monopoly, well I guess that's just because people care about the name more than the actual thing!! Yeah I know G2 was the game changer, no other device could come close in 2013! Even though they change the buttons, they won't gain much of buyers here in the US. It's like the car companies U see one brand shinning right the very best in every single class even ranking at the top brands, but is not selling, people not buying, just keep they very same old-reliable camry or the big-fat-fast accord, is just in this country every where else is selling like hotcakes! It is just on their minds!

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 09:11

34. sasch (Posts: 35; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


well some people like a change like myself if the screen to body ratio fits and the phone is slick enough id be willing to give it a go, I am a bit bored with same old to be honest.
ha Samsung for a long time but now get bored of the glass and metal where you need a case or you will be guaranteed to ruin it.

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 09:12 1

35. 2faraway (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Is there any company that resembles that one from automotive industries, the brand that ranks top in everything with the very same old design! Yeah I am talking the 911, the last sport car will see judgement day from this gas-powered era! why is that the biggest car fan club in the world won't let go!! Why they keep making i the same sketch from over 50 years now, the very same design!?
They just can't change it, it won't be a 911 no-more, it will be just another car in the street!
So LG keep ur fans alive, keep the design we all know that is not best nor the worst but is remarkably LG! don't get those buttons out of the back they are great placed, many people find it this way!!

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 18:29

36. shield (Posts: 225; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


http://www.concept-phones.com/lg/lg-g5-rendered-dbs-design-inspired-lg-edge-video/ LG G5?

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 04:58

37. Moose (Posts: 247; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


MUST have much longer battery life or forget it!

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