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LG shows off Quick Cover case for LG G5, confirms metal build for the new flagship

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LG introduces its Quick Cover case for the LG G5

LG introduces its Quick Cover case for the LG G5

Even though the LG G5 won't be unveiled until February 21st, the manufacturer has introduced the Quick Cover case that it will sell for its new flagship phone. The LG G5 Quick Cover case borrows generously from the one produced for the LG K10, which allows users to take calls without opening the case. The LG G5 Quick Cover does respond to touch, letting you set the alarm without having to open it.

LG has already teased the phone's always on feature, and does so again by showing the display of the LG G5 as viewed through the cutout on the front of the case. The picture shows the time, date and four notification icons underneath. LG also reveals that the LG G5 will have a metallic build. In its press release today, the company points out that the Quick Cover sports a unique film and a glossy metallic finish that complements the LG G5. The LG G4 and LG G3 were both made with a plastic build.

Earlier today, we passed along the results of a trip made through the Geekbench benchmark test by the LG G5. The test confirmed that the phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM inside, and Android 6.0.1 pre-installed.

"The latest LG Quick Cover offers the advantages of previous Quick Covers but with added features. The touch function, recently introduced on the K10's Quick Cover View, is now available on the G5 Quick Cover's semitransparent mesh cover. The touch function enables users to take calls and control alarm settings without having to open the case for the ultimate in convenience

LG's signature "second screen" Always-on-Display, rumored to be a feature in the highly anticipated LG G5, allows users to check the time, date and notifications, all with the Quick Cover closed. Complementing the look and feel of the forthcoming LG G5, the new LG Quick Cover incorporates a unique film with a glossy metallic finish to enhance the smooth and luxurious look and feel of the cover."-LG

source: LG

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posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:23 5

1. Derekjeter (Posts: 974; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


YES!!!! I will sell my nexus 6p for this phone if they change the UI.

SAY NO TO CARRIER BRANDING

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:26 15

2. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


And improve the battery life.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:34 4

3. Derekjeter (Posts: 974; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


+1

True

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:39 2

5. PryvateiDz (Posts: 133; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


I concur. I was just about to buy the Gold 64GB Nexus 6p on Amazon because it's only $499. But, I'm like, I really should wait.

I invested into too many Qualcomm Quick Chargers (powerbank, and wall chargers). And maybe the G5 wil have USB-C, which I also invested in. I'll be patient.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:44 1

7. Derekjeter (Posts: 974; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


This is the phone to wait on for the first part of the year. I upgraded from the Nexus 6 to the Nexus 6p, its a good phone but i do need the SD card slot and hopefully LG keeps it and adds a bigger battery.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:53 3

10. TerryTerius (Posts: 1927; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I'm not sure that battery size is their problem. It's optimization. There are a fair amount of phones that had batteries smaller than (or equal to) the capacity of the G3 and G4 that had a far better battery life.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 03:06 1

19. Ordinary (Posts: 2353; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Its also that they get fuc*ed over with hardware. G3 had QHD with snapdragon 801 which is too weak and G4 had 808 which is pretty bad too.

Now things are pretty bright with snapdragon 820. I really like LG phones but the only thing keeping me from buying it is battery life. UI is awesome imo.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 16:33

25. Furbal (Posts: 1018; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


It was the craptastic 810. It is a terrible chip for efficiency.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 19:50

27. TerryTerius (Posts: 1927; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


A bunch of other phones with the 810 had far superior battery life than the G4.

LG has had problems with battery life for years. This isn't something you can blame on Qualcomm.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 07:47 2

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


I prefer LG UI much more than stock android skin.i just hate stock android notification drawer.LG ui has much more functionality and features.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 16:18

23. wargreymon (Posts: 741; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Amen to that brother.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:51

9. TerryTerius (Posts: 1927; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I don't remember ever having any T-Mobile branding on any phone I bought from them. I didn't even know this was a problem on other carriers. No wait, I take that back. I think the last sprint phone I had with branding on was the S3.

So is this something Verizon and AT&T are still doing?

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:04

11. Derekjeter (Posts: 974; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Are you for real? Where have you been? All of the Androids on ATT and Verizon have a huge brand on the back or the front, I've seen some TMO phones with the brand as well.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:52

16. TerryTerius (Posts: 1927; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I'm asking because I have never bought a phone from AT&T or Verizon, so I honestly didn't know. And since most people keep their phones in cases, it's not like a phone's rear is something you ever really see anyway.

Really? Those must have been cheaper or older models. Because I certainly haven't seen any branding on the flagships from LG, HTC, Sony, or Samsung. At least not last year or the year before that. I'm not saying they don't exist, I just haven't personally come across any.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 16:34

26. Furbal (Posts: 1018; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Verizon is just plain dumb. I don't like ATT's but i'll take the deathstar over Verizons logo anyday

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:36

4. askarak (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Aug 2015)


So what's the point of "Always ON" feature? Drain battery life?

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:11

12. mixedfish (Posts: 1215; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


It's just a marketing turn, one can bet the 'Always on" refers to being able to see and use the screen despite the closed cover.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:41 1

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


I dont know whether to make a jump on the G5 or wait a couple months for the V10 successor.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:48 1

8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


If it has OLED screen, then I'll buy

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:21 4

13. Mreveryphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Oled and a drastic change in the UI is what's needed.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:41

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


And remove that LG logo from the front

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:49 4

15. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Hate to be that guy, but this wouldn't be the first time LG has used "metallic" to describe a plastic device:

http://www.lg.com/us/cell-phones/lg-H810-Metallic-Gray-g4

http://www.lg.com/us/cell-phones/lg-VS985-Metallic-Black-g3

(I'm not saying it won't be metal, just that this announcement means pretty much nothing either way.)

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 01:58

18. ibend (Posts: 5125; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


metallic gray and metallic black is obviously for color, not material

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 06:59 1

20. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


"Featuring a sleek gray metallic finish" -From the G4 product page

"a glossy metallic finish" -From this announcement

Seems like metallic finish to them means the color and texture, not the material.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 01:28 5

17. johanbiff (Posts: 405; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


This looks like a mix of S-view cover and clearview cover that Samsung has.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 16:20

24. wargreymon (Posts: 741; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


This looks like the Quick Window and Dot Case.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 07:50

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


All i want is an WOLED screen.

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