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LG G5 with a mysterious and bulky Magic Slot module on board leaks out

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Fed up with LG G5 leaks and rumors? You better not be, as we have a brand new one for you, and my, what a leak that is! Just yesterday, thanks to one of the most legit-looking leaks until now, we got to see the back and front of LG's next flagship, but one thing we couldn't ogle at was the rumored Magic Slot at the bottom of the phone. 

LG G5's purported Magic Slot mechanism

LG G5's purported Magic Slot mechanism

It is speculated that this curious expansion slot will enable G5 users to insert different modules or slots inside the phone, ranging from regular and extended batteries to other accessories that might further expand the functionalities of the flagship. 

Until now, said Magic Slot only existed on sketches based upon an eyewitness testimony (check the picture on the right), but new real-life pictures claim to show a G5 with a peculiar module inserted in it. In particular, the G5 itself falls in line with all the previous leaks of the phone, assuring us that it is the real deal, though the bulky module is what is raising our eyebrows. Check it out right below.


Now, we are certain that one specific question has popped in everyone's minds: "What is this?". The attached module doesn't look like your regular extended battery unit, that's for sure. We can see a dial in the corner, a button on one of the sides, either a button or a 3.5mm headphone jack on the other side, and what look like a USB slot of sorts, either a USB Type-C or a regular micro-USB one. The module is not an external camera one, as there is no camera sensor in sight. However, we only get to see the module from one angle, which leaves a lot of room for speculation. Could it house a projector? Could it be a camera grip? The blurry photo does not shine light upon that mystery. 

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posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:33 9

1. manojmcn (Posts: 388; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


The first attempt may be ugly, but I think it's a positive direction towards some innovative ways to bring in more add on functionalities to the mobiles.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 09:31 1

24. manojmcn (Posts: 388; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


BTW anyone feeling that the expectation towards LG5 being a gamechanger for LG has taken a hit after the last two ugly pics in leaks?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 10:41 1

31. neonix (Posts: 64; Member since: 04 Aug 2014)


For me personally, yes, these ugly images have hurt my expectations for now. But that can easily be rectified if the device looks good when it's officially unveiled.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:35 2

2. jessyi (Posts: 321; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


I dont see it ugle.the picture that have been leaked has been blurred intentionaly for some reasone.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 21:20

42. kent-gaga (Posts: 479; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


the reason is because the one who took the picture doesn't know how to take a proper photo?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:36 43

3. tech2 (Posts: 3326; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LG G5's designer: I like big butts and I cannot lie.....

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:27 5

18. manojmcn (Posts: 388; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Haha and flat b**bs, look at the dual lens.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:39 7

4. johanbiff (Posts: 387; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


should rename it to "LG G5 Quasimodo edition".

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:24 20

16. natypes (Posts: 1038; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Lg G5 Kardashian edition

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:40 14

5. emvxl (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


Is that the cousin of the battery pack/case made by Apple?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:42 3

6. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Thats LG G5 with a huge tumor in the butt, probably Lipoma

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:45

7. SamDH1 (Posts: 402; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


Maybe it's some sort of 'Survival Pack'? And maybe they will release a bunch of different modules to suit different activities...

If you look at the camera bump, it's decreased a lot which means that this is a case with the module on the bottom, which could mean it's a super durable case thingy majiggy, too... Would be pretty cool, certainly makes up (a little) for such an ugly device, but still wouldn't buy one.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:45 4

8. Landon (Posts: 371; Member since: 07 May 2015)


Is LG even trying at this point? Yesterday's leaks showing the regular G5 weren't that bad (in my opinion) but this is straight up UGLY!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 07:56 13

9. Biernot (unregistered)


LG G5 Anus-Cancer Edition

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:02 1

10. chenski (Posts: 323; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Hemorrhoids edition?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:07 3

11. marorun (Posts: 2881; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


So many hater for a simple module attached to a device :)

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:50 7

20. TerryTerius (Posts: 1412; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I don't think anyone said the concept was useless. They said they didn't like the way it looked. Which is of course subjective... But that particular module is ugly. Call a spade a spade.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 10:17

28. Shocky (Posts: 2067; Member since: 16 May 2012)


From anyone else I would have thought it was a prototype, they would be crazy to release something that ugly to consumers.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:13

12. 2faraway (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


nahh that's not even a good edit!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:14

13. markpowervr (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 Dec 2015)


seems like the g5 is very powerful indeed! @$some flagship! ready for combat in fulll battle slot!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:20

14. yurajsiki (Posts: 16; Member since: 15 Oct 2015)


I feel very envious of some fans from other companies

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:22 5

15. donrox (Posts: 121; Member since: 18 Jul 2014)


this looks like a camera grip. it actually has a dial and a camera shutter button. i can't distinguish the two other buttons though!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 09:04 2

21. j2001m (Posts: 2755; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


It is a camera grip, you can see the cam key and the zoom wheel

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:35

40. ibend (Posts: 3153; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and some extra battery pack :D
even better if they put extra microSD slot on it

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:25 1

17. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Some kind of modular expansion slot would be interesting but LH like every other major manufacturer wants people to buy a new phone every year so I can't see this doing much.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 08:45

19. duartix (Posts: 275; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


How can PA say there is no camera in there, if we can't see the entire front nor the complete back?
It might as well have 4 cameras in that module and we still couldn't tell...

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 09:12

22. luisomarf (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 May 2014)


this accesorie its a shotter camera module + battery expansion.
its a removible accesorie.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 09:26

23. Teeeyoo (Posts: 97; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Looks edited

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 09:41

25. jessyi (Posts: 321; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


No neednto use the slot!but if needed why dont use it?its an extra functionality to a smartphone which no other has been able to do...

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 09:52

26. Sprissy (Posts: 147; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


As long as this phone has a replacable battery I will be happy. As far as these pics though, it looks dumb, just my opinion.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 10:16

27. HighOnAndroidFTW (Posts: 185; Member since: 26 Apr 2015)


Fake AF

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 10:37

29. nebula (Posts: 472; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


That bulk is actually wallet cash to carry .

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 10:41 1

30. Joseph96 (Posts: 28; Member since: 08 Feb 2016)


I believe. in LG so lg g5 will be better than s7/s7edge

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 11:05

32. Furbal (Posts: 884; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I'm going with camera grip. The wheel would be zoom, bottom edge may be a microphone plug for a boom?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 11:24 1

33. KyleRiemen (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


I think i see a volume-wheel. Maybe a headphone Amplifier + Battery Extension Pack.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 11:25

34. molokante (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


My guess is a DAC/amp. Good idea in my opinion. Doesn't look great, but external DAC/amps are usually a lot bulkier.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 02:55

44. belovedson (Posts: 975; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


thats my guess too....definitely reminds me of fiio x7

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 12:23

35. hortizano (Posts: 274; Member since: 22 May 2013)


Blurry? So DON'T use an iPhone to photograph leaks...!!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 12:49

36. razraptre (Posts: 168; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Ouch xD

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 13:01

37. cnour (Posts: 544; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Bad imitation for the last Apple battery case.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 13:02

38. Mreveryphone (Posts: 361; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Was this pic taken with a throwaway camera from the 90's?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:40

41. ibend (Posts: 3153; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


no, its just tim cook taking picture

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 13:19

39. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 1874; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Perhaps it's some NFC-powered Camera Grip? That's very possible for an Android device given that we already have the ability to add buttons to our phones via NFC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mp01eg0-ZM

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 01:17

43. catze86 (Posts: 502; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


I wany to cry so bad

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