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LG G5's purported battery module packaging caught on camera, seemingly confirms expansion Magic Slot

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LG G5's purported battery module packaging caught on camera, seemingly confirms expansion Magic Slot
Now, LG's wildly expected G5 is just around the corner and it is being leaked profusely, second only to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. A couple of days ago we got to see a purported real-life G5 up for sale on Dubai's equivalent of Craigslist, which looks pretty legit, but that was definitely not all. Another leak showed us what the LG flagship might look like with a bulky camera grip inserted in its alleged expansion Magic Slot.

The rumor mill does not seem to be taking a break, though. A brand new leak just popped up showing us the packaging of an alleged G5 battery module, which most certainly fits inside the Magic Slot. Now, the battery itself is not visible, but it does not take a lot of imagination to figure out what's going on here. You can clearly see that it says "LG G5", as well as what seems like "Life's good when you play more"

The first one is LG's motto, while the second is it's leitmotif for MWC 2016. The lower part of the module, in particular, is another dead giveaway that LG might have really thrown an expansion module in its 2016 flagship.

The capacity of the juicer module is not known, but we heard it will have a capacity of 3,000mAh. Apart from this, the phone is expected to come with a 5.6-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 820 chipset, a dual camera setup, and a full metal body. You can read more about the handset in our dedicated rumor review.


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posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:20 33

1. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


So LG managed a removable battery inside a metal phone. Kudos.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:22 1

3. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


I'm really having a hard time deciding what phone I'll be getting now....I like Samsung phones, love Droid devices, HTC is fine, but I've always had a bad time with LG devices, but this LG device actually looks like it might be worth it, then I'm kind of eyeballing that Cat S60 phone, any thoughts?

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:53 1

15. SenorThrottles (Posts: 277; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


Yeah the G5 definitely looks interesting, but I had a pretty terrible experience with the G3 so I'm a bit hesitant about getting another LG phone.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 07:10 3

33. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


I hope the battery itself can be detached from the bottom. I don't like powerbanks but i can't carry that thing as it is in the photo in my pocket either

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:44 1

45. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 783; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


Thats interesting. LG 5 will be a formidable device.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:57 3

18. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Get s7 and the g5. That's what I am going to do anyway.:)

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 05:15 4

22. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


Yeah, but if you're poor and don't have a lot of cash to throw around?

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:00 1

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


Hm, you have noted that the end of the phone is linked to the battery right, are are you going to take that big thing with you as your 2nd battery?

It what it looks like anyways

It be better to have the s7 edge with 3600 battery and get a wireless battery case for it that looks cool

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:32 2

10. Biernot (unregistered)


i prefer a bigger battery in the phone without a module.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 05:00 17

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


I dont care about removable batteries

But the "magic expansion" side makes me interested

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 06:41 1

29. Landon (Posts: 426; Member since: 07 May 2015)


If they added fast charging to this, it would be a win-win.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:03 1

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


Problem is the full end comes off with the battery, then take the cam upgrade, this also as a battery on it I be thinking, so you will not be able to remove it on the go without taking the big battery and end with you

Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahah, this is a joke, it's way better to take the s7 wiresless battery case with you

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:14

50. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Nope its not i prefere to be able to have expension slot and use it.

If they come out with a super big battery like 5000 mah ect its be amazing.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:37 2

58. Furbal (Posts: 944; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Hopefully they are smart and have a small internal battery like newer Thinkpads do so they can allow hotswapping.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:50

59. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 783; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


Great idea. I hope G5 will have a hotswap battery. If hot swap, then G5 will be my choice without a shadow of a doubt.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 12:18

60. vijay.alapati (Posts: 133; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


There were phones named htc legend and dell streak who did this way long back

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:21

2. Biernot (unregistered)


doesn't look comfy in the pocket

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:23

4. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Why would you have a spare battery in your pocket?

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:26 5

8. Biernot (unregistered)


i don´t know :D i thought you have to take this whole thing with you, but now i know it´s just the battery :D Ok this is a big thing from LG =) Kudos

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:52 2

14. TheNeighbor (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I already see how Zerolemon will implement a Direct powered a tricell-extended-battery with this setup. Samsung will most probably carry this over, and I hope the Note 6 to have a slide in battery. I just want an updated Galaxy Note with a removable battery.

Note.5 was poorly done without a removable and of course, the lack of a memory expansion.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:06

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


Why it better to have a wireless battery case that they offer now, the end of the phone is linked to the battery, no joke

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:15 1

51. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Why its better to have a wireless battery case?

I see no logic in this.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:23 3

5. vuyonc (Posts: 992; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


I have a bad feeling about the battery module. The replacement method will be very appealing (like reloading a pistol) but the durability might not be that good even with the metal frame.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:25 1

7. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Cant be worse than the plastic hinges on removable covers that wear down over time. Since you dont pull it off but press buttons to release the bottom you dont wear it down as easily unless you do it forcefully.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:08

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


Sorry but it's 100% better to just buy the wireless battery case that Samsung offers

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:18 1

53. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Nope its not because we dont all want Samsung phone.

I am personally more interested in the G5 the new camera setup look very good and this too.

Wireless charging is not fast enuf if you use the phone for intensive gaming its will not charge and end up closing in your face!

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:16

52. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


HTC made one like those back a few year you slided the battery in from the side.

Never broke and as the phone had bad battery life i had like 3 extra battery.
So nope its will be durable unless they screw up making it.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:25 3

6. ratedadorable (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


MUCH LIKE G3 G4 LG Throwing Best Smartphones Every year Beating up Samsung & Ruling the Android ERA :D Along with Customization :D NEw DESIGN.
n Samsung same old Samsung galaxy Design.
you gotta learn something Sammy. copying iphone desing doesnt apply on ANdroid :p

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:42 7

12. JoshN (Posts: 157; Member since: 01 Apr 2015)


OMG Like tots amazing LG this &LG that SAMSUNGS same old trash EXCEPT ratedadorable the S6 -present are made from metal and glass whilst S -S5 are plastic you little trolling cow LG AMAZING IM SUCH A CUTE LITTLE TROLL LOOK AT ME IM RATEDADORABLE (curtsies)

SARCASM

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:32 4

9. gws898 (Posts: 16; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Life's good when you Play more.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:35 1

11. PeterK. (Posts: 296; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


Kudos!

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:44 1

13. Freelist86 (Posts: 37; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


great idea but I can predict people will start to have problems where they cant turn on the device. like misaligned pin on the battery, hope its secure enough though

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:55 13

16. Zylam (Posts: 667; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Looks beyond ugly. This looks like LG's S5 year.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 06:54 1

31. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Are we really judging batteries by their appearance now? I mean they are inside the device and are a clump.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:10

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


Isorry but it's easy just to use the wireless battery case from Samsung

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:19 4

54. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Change disk your annoying we dont want the samsung phone cant you get it?

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 04:55 1

17. ijuanp03 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Haven't you heard of powerbank before? This is more tedious coz you need to turn off your phone and replace the battery. Power bank acts like your portable charger with LESS bulk.

motorola.com/us/accessories/power-storage/battery-​packs/power-pack-micro/power-pack-micro-pdp.html

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 05:14

20. TheNeighbor (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Except that there are likely to be third - party extended battery to eliminate changing batteries or plugging in for heavy users.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 06:56

32. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


How is this any bulk? Its a removable bottom....

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 07:19

35. jellmoo (Posts: 1525; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Ah yes, because it's so much easier to stay productive when you have a power bank dangling off of the bottom of your device...

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 07:33

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


Well just dont use the removable battery and buy a powerbank and use it with it.it comes up to the same thing..so you can use your power bank plus switch batteries...whats the big problem????

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:12

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


Mate Samsung offer wiresless charging battery case, you kill t2 things in one go and it looks cool, sorry this removing a term thing is not needed and you have to stop and turn of your phone , I.e. All take will be done faster with the Samsung setup

I.e. Battery power bank is not needed

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:20 1

55. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Samsung phone is not needed.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 07:38

37. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Except that powerbanks are usually bulky(unless with a smaller capacity). The power bank you mentioned has only 1500 mAh. So it will charge 50% of an LG G5. I use both options and I have to say that removable batteries are way easier. I've been using this

http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/mobile-devices/accessories/battery/EB-K600BEWEGWW

Also how would you answer a call while charging?

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 09:15

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


Sorry you wrong, as lg battery as the end of the phone added to it

Also Samsung offer this wiresless charger Case with 3400 battery
http://www.handtec.co.uk/samsung-galaxy-s6-edge-plus-wireless-charging-power-cover-case-3-400mah-gold.html?gclid=Cj0KEQiAl5u2BRC6yszC1_75v5wBEiQAD-hdz2drSh4HE4y7dk2SZzgYHL6SpltbtwoWNA9621xOQ_8aAgLV8P8HAQ

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:21 1

56. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


But we dont want the Samsung phone we talking about LG G5 here.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 05:14

21. mike2959 (Posts: 519; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Expansion modules always did well on the first generation Atari, Commodore, and other gaming systems LOL.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 05:21

23. sumpil (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Feb 2016)


Didn't HTC have removable batteries in metal phones years ago?

The desire s had it

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 11:21

57. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Yep and its worked great and never broke on me. HTC Desire HD :)

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 05:33 4

24. Mreveryphone (Posts: 471; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


If lg hasn't cleaned up their UI then this is all for nothing...

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 06:05

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


LG the best in innovation

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 06:20

27. SenorThrottles (Posts: 277; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


Hardly...

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 06:06 1

26. keithtae (Posts: 349; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Lol.. good for them. Still getting the s7.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 06:34

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


Now if Samsung would do this on the Note 6 we'd have the perfect phone.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 06:45

30. KyleRiemen (Posts: 118; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


Still prefer the sexy G4 design, but nice to see, that they managed to work around instead to trade-off.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 07:15

34. Alexerfr0st (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


Android's project ARA on LG's flagship G5.......

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 10:25

46. gersont1000 (Posts: 299; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Seems from some comments that people believe you will have to take the battery out to insert these expansion modules. I think that the battery will be independently placed in the slot. You will probably have to click in, like on microSD slots, to make it pop out if you want to remove it. But if you just take that bottom cap off, the battery will remain and the extra module will be able to be inserted in place of the cap.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 10:27

47. rsiders (Posts: 865; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


It's simple for me. If Marshamallow improves battery life on my V10 I'll keep it. If Marshmallow does not improve battery life on my V10 and the G5 has better battery life, I will give LG the cash. The G5 is really looking to be a worthy device to let go of my great V10. LG has taken the number one spot as my favorite OEM hands down.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 10:28

48. gersont1000 (Posts: 299; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I'm really excited about both S7 and G5. S7 will have the amazing specs and design (and I actually like all the extra features of TouchWiz even though my last Samsung was the S3) and the G5 while looking boring looks very interesting with this MagicSlot thing and able to match the S7 with the 820. At least the looking boring part can be fixed with a case, which I always use anyway.

posted on 19 Feb 2016, 10:34

49. seanmirza23 (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


I think it's removable from down side...

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