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Fleshed out LG G5 peeks through these case makers' renders

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Fleshed out LG G5 peeks through these case makers' renders
While some might have expected LG to steer clear from a major announcement at MWC 2016 in light of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S7 reveal, the manufacturer seems confident enough to go for it. Now confirmed for an unveiling on the 21st of February, thanks to leaks, the LG G5 is starting to feel like less and less of a mystery—and we now add yet another one to the list.

Courtesy of case makers LK Ultra and Diztronic, and already available to buy/pre-order, the cases feature a rather fleshed out LG G5 peeking out of its protective armor. Most of what we see, we've already had good indication of, but it's the first time that we get a close look at the oft rumored dual camera setup at the back, which just so happens to be accompanied by a dual flash array. Underneath the duo, a cutout is visible—likely where LG engineers have decided to place the laser auto focus mechanism of might and magic.

Underneath all that, we see the now familiar circular cutout for what appears to be a touch type fingerprint scanner, which is also expected to double up as a power button. In what would be a mildly surprising move, these case renders again suggest that LG has decided to move the volume rocker to the side—a departure from the layout of its last three G-series flagships. 

For what it's worth, the cases by the two makers actually differ in design layout, with one case featuring more openings on the sides than the other. It's also worth pointing out that neither of these appears to be designed in a way that would allow for easy ejection of the battery, if such craziness is indeed what LG has in store for us. Obviously, it's entirely possible that these are simply case makers trying to grab some attention for their products without having the actual technical drawings of the G5. If you're feeling optimistic, however, you might agree that it's also possible that they are only in possession of rudimentary blueprints of the device that would bar them from spoiling the surprise entirely. 

Your call.


source: Amazon [1], [2]

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posted on 05 Feb 2016, 04:42 9

1. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2798; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


It's a shame they moved the volume buttons to the side.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 05:00 11

3. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 813; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


in my opinion, it is a great move. I feel it plain ugly to have volume and power button on the back. So, it is a personal prefference

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 07:19 1

9. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2798; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


But as far as I know, the power button is still on the back in the fingerprint sensor.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 07:24 1

14. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 813; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


yup! So LG is trying to make both of us half happy. All buttons on the back, I will not like and all buttons on the side, you will not like. Now at least there is something for both of us.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 07:26 5

15. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2798; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


haha usually when a product is trying to please everyone, it ends up pleasing no one.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 08:42 1

17. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 813; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


you are absolutely right. It can become jack of all and master of none.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 18:32 1

20. 2faraway (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


ur lefty right!!?? Lg was the most iconic phone out there, now such move in order to look same as a iWorld! This companies don't listen to their very own customers!! LG shame on U!!!!

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 09:33 1

21. ecologer (Posts: 28; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)


I think that it's a good decision. At least for me it's easier to operate volume buttons on the side than on the back of the phone.

posted on 06 Feb 2016, 15:08

22. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 234; Member since: 07 May 2014)


capacitive volume button above and below the fingerprint scanner for me

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 13:33

19. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 219; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


Yeah I found the rear button placement perfect. The up button I mapped to flashlight and the down button launched the camera. It worked very well and easily with one hand. I don't think the same functions would be as quickly accessible with the new side placement.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 04:58

2. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 813; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


this news and photos are making rounds on other websites since yesterday. PA is very late to the party.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 05:07 14

4. A.to.Z (Posts: 43; Member since: 31 Dec 2015)


In my opinion smartphones looks better without logo in the front.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 05:41 1

5. celinedion (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jan 2016)


That's the best part of I phone design.
But this leak again is fake!

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 07:19 1

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


They should put only the LG logo at the back and make it shine like the apple logo.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 06:34 11

6. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 315; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Am I the only one who's seeing front facing speakers on pic 10?

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 07:06

7. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 813; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


You are not.
pic 10 & 11 are indeed showing some sort of grills on the edges. And it is looking like stereo speakers. But the problem is this that pic #1, 2 and 3 are showing different front than 10 and 11. So, we cannot trust on these leaks.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 07:17 1

8. shield (Posts: 257; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


A G5 finals can look back except to render a prototype. It is good that LG has managed to conceal many things and the fans will be more to look forward G5, just let it spoil battery.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 07:21 1

12. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 813; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


LG is doing a good job of concealing full information, but they are more likely to do a bad job of putting a small battery. G3, G4 and V10, all sucks in On screen time.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 07:20

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


Every thing looks great..Hopefully it brings back the LG G2 BATTERY LIFE!

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 07:24 1

13. shnibz (Posts: 293; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


Oof. Not exactly a looker.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 07:52 1

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


Too me it looks better or on par with the s6 or 6s or even the s7 renders that poped up.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 09:29

18. talon95 (Posts: 514; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


I like it, but i've never been a fan of any buttons on the back. I leave my phone on my desk all day and just touch the Note5 fingerprint sensor to turn it on without picking it up.

My personal choice would be touch sensors all along both edges of the phone that could record multiple fingers as soon as you pick it up. The edge strips would also allow for volume swiping or other custom input gestures. It would have the Moto flexible display with a glass screen protector, and the cover would only wrap the corners and not all the edges.

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