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LG invited us to a Feb 21 2016 event in Barcelona, but what does a music box have to do with the LG G5?

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LG invited us to a Feb 21 2016 event in Barcelona, but what does a music box have to do with the LG G5?
Anyone who's fascinated by gadgets knows that, no later than two months after CES in Las Vegas wraps up, another roller-coaster ride of hi-tech excess is about to begin. Indeed, we are talking about Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, which is the hottest mobile technology event annually. This year's MWC will set off unusually early, officially starting on Feb 22 and ending Feb 25.

LG, however, is apparently in such a hurry that it's looking to get the party started even earlier, as much as a whole day! The South Korean electronics powerhouse that's not Samsung has just sent out press invites to an event that's to be held February 21 in Barcelona. Of course, the number one question that comes to everyone around here's minds upon hearing this bit of news probably sounds like "Is LG about to announce the LG G5?" Well, hold on a second there, let's have a look at the invite itself!

Still looking? Okay, there's a music box on it, along with a logo that says "Play" in big, bold cursive. There's nothing to even subtly hint towards a smartphone announcement here, and we already did our best putting the image through various filters in an attempt to bring the best of the CSI agents living within us in PhoneArena! The image is available below for your consideration, so feel free to have a crack at it. As for us, we can more easily picture LG taking the stage to announce a music streaming service out of nowhere, although this kind of event seemingly doesn't warrant taking a whole day off before MWC and carrying out a full keynote. Certainly not like a flagship smartphone announcement would.

We'll be seeing what LG's been up to in just about a month and a half, whatever that is. Hopefully, no one is leaving the event disappointed!

LG's press invite for Feb 21, 2016

LG's press invite for Feb 21, 2016

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posted on 12 Jan 2016, 15:37 2

1. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 345; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


Let the games begin! I am eager to see what 2016 has to offer.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 15:54 9

2. artificialintelligence (Posts: 154; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


LG G5 the Galaxy S7 killer

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 16:12 6

3. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Only in your dreams lol

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 16:16 9

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


S7 killer lol. Thanks for the good laugh.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 20:07 2

27. zeeBomb (Posts: 2142; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


lmao S7 killer. Lets hope that it'll be JUST AS GOOD as the S7, seeing they're going custom CPU and rumored dual cameras...albeit smaller battery

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 22:03

30. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2726; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Smaller Battery? The S7 Is Rumored To Have A Bigger Battery Than S6. If Your Talking G5 Then Yeah It Will Probably Have A Bigger Battery Than S7.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 16:31 3

7. abdoualgeria (Posts: 468; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


u have to be kidding ?

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:13 4

10. Khyron (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Sep 2015)


Or iphone 7 killer

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:16 3

11. bur60 (Posts: 853; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


All the fanboys making jokes about what you said..... then again saying its already s7 killer is also fanboism. Ffs stop the fanboism for once and take those companies out of your mouth.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 18:49 2

20. ibend (Posts: 5150; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


while their screen, camera, and UI nearly same as galaxy S line..
they need to fix their battery life, charging time, and better design

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 18:51 3

22. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2726; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The G5 Will Be A Good Phone But An S7 Killer Smh It Will Never Be That.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 20:55 2

28. Hallyu (Posts: 459; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


I'd rather say the G5 and S7 are kings of smartphones. They would definitely blow the iPhone 7 and others Android devices out of water.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 22:47 2

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


G5. The S7 is already dead due to it's failures:
NO REMOVABLE BATTERY = FAIL
FRAGILE GLASS CONSTRUCTION = FAIL

I've owned EVERY Samsung phones since the Epic, and my current phone is the S5.
I'm not a LG fan boy. I just have a brain and think for myself.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 08:50

38. Konsento (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Apr 2015)


Oh, and now you're deeming everyone who doesn't get a phone with a removable battery or non-glass construction brainless?

Have you tried looking in the mirror?

But anyways, there are both pros and cons with removable batteries and non-removable batteries alike:

Removable batteries:
+ Pop one in on the go
+ Replace the battery easily when it starts losing its charge
- Either extra bulk or lower capacity from the design and removable back
- Less freedom in back materials

Non-removable batteries
+ More space, which means higher capacities or more portable phones
+ More freedom for premium materials on the back, ranging from wood to glass to a metal unibody, since it's sealed
- Charging speeds of around an hour compared to the instant juice given with removable batteries
- More complex replacements

Whether you need a removable battery or not just depends on your lifestyle. My dad had owned a business Note 3 for two years now, but he's never replaced the battery once, nor has he popped in an SD card.

If you prefer removable batteries over sealed ones, that's fine, but don't start making accusations or insulting other people just because they don't share your opinion. Most of the time, the users you are talking to have legitimate points as well.

Moving on to glass construction:
+ Feels premium while passing through wireless charging
- Fingerprint magnet, for non-frosted models
- Fragile, though not as susceptible to light damage as before

I prefer non-glass construction as well, but I wouldn't say it's a fail for people that buy them. It's still a part of people's opinions.

Finally, I wouldn't say the S7 is dead, as it still holds many, many attributes that'll make it highly rated among consumers. To list some: display, camera, performance, premium design...

TL;DR, please stop spewing the same hate over and over again without providing any logical arguments, and people that disagree with you have their reasons

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 07:14

37. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


OnePlus 3 Killer?

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 16:30 7

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


Xperia Z6, HTC One M10, LG G4 and Galaxy S7. I cant wait!

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 16:33 2

8. abdoualgeria (Posts: 468; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


xiaomi mi5 , meizu mx6 , huawei p9 , BB vienna

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 21:12 2

29. vincelongman (Posts: 4578; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Nexus 5P please

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 18:51

23. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2726; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


LG G5*

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 22:27 1

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


Oops my mistake

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 00:03

35. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2726; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I Got You Bruh.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 16:31 2

6. Wiencon (Posts: 1924; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Maybe another hi-fi phone? It would be awesome to finally see bigger OEMs implementing high grade audio equipment in their phones, this is the lesson that everyone should learn from Chinese manufacturers like Vivo, Meizu or ZTE

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:10 2

9. Emmanuelz (Posts: 167; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Forget lg, htc, sony, BlackBerry, its about samsung and Apple this year thats it.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:21

12. Ilikkaman (banned) (Posts: 39; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


its a vr device that plays a jack in the box simulation over urbane 2 at the same time??

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 01:19

36. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I think it will be a high quality external bluetooth speaker

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:29

13. wargreymon (Posts: 742; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


It's VR, rotate the pic upside down and play looks like hmd (head mounted device). LG released this for G3 before. You heard it here first ;)

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:32

14. 2faraway (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


well probably it means that it has a nice set of speakers, would love to see something else just than tackle one aspect of the phone, yeah they did great G4 V10 but they gotta go back to the 2nd roots. The phone that was remarkably better in any aspect than the current competition!

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:36

15. WPX00 (Posts: 354; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


I dont think its the G5. The company is usually very obnoxious and in your face when it wants to announce the G series, revealing the name and whatnot in the invite itself.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 17:54

16. shield (Posts: 335; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Either it will be a music smartphone or it will be a game with VR goggles.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 18:02

17. shield (Posts: 335; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


It's time to play the game.

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