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Pictures could show a disguised LG G5 hidden inside a dummy box

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Pictures could show a disguised LG G5 hidden inside a dummy box
An LG handset wearing a dummy box as a disguise, could be the LG G5. The manufacturer is holding a media event on February 21st, and we expect the company's newest flagship model to be unveiled at that time. The dual rear cameras on back are rumored to be 16MP and 8MP, and dovetails with previous leaks that called for the phone to sport two rear snappers. A fingerprint scanner is placed directly underneath the lenses.

Other hardware components match up to earlier reports, including the new placement of the volume rocker from the back to the left side. The SIM tray and microSD slot are on the lower right, and the USB Type-C port can be found on the bottom along with a speaker. It seems that LG has decided that the back of a phone is just not a comfortable place to put certain controls.

We have a few photos of this mystery LG device disguised in a dummy box. Is it the LG G5? Check it out for yourself by clicking on the slideshow below.


Thanks for the tip!

source: Droid-Life

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posted on 23 Jan 2016, 15:24 6

1. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Dual camera? Hope that's not a gimmick!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 15:30 11

2. thunderc8 (Posts: 81; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


I don't know about you but I'm used to have the volume buttons on the back, and they don't get pressed accidentally when I'm holding the phone to watch YouTube.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 15:59 8

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


Also back buttons are easier to use for lefties

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:14 8

11. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


And for righties as well.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:01

42. 2faraway (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Can't see myself getting an LG without'em!!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 15:36 8

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


I hope that the battery will be bigger than g4

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:02 1

7. legiloca (Posts: 1323; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


What's the size for if the optimization is poor?

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:15 9

12. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


What's the optimization for, if the size is mean?

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 18:51 3

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


You sir, deserve a cookie!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 18:55

23. Unordinary (Posts: 1285; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


You need a lot of size for a battery on Android because of poor Java. That's why Android phones have larger batteries than iPhones lol. You think these companies actually "enjoy" releasing "big" batteries. It's the minimal for you guys.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 21:44 1

28. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


True, but there are phones on the Android realm that are of lower capacity that outperform phones with bigger batteries in terms of endurance.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 02:07

33. Unordinary (Posts: 1285; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Undoubtedly

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 02:27

34. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Most Android phones with lower capacity batteries (below 2500mAh) aren't flagships and do not feature Quad HD or even Full HD resolution.

And we all know that the lower the resolution, the better the battery life, but poor UX.

We do not want to shoot in 4K, but watch it in HD!

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 03:10 1

35. Unordinary (Posts: 1285; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


So I'm assuming you don't know what undoubtedly means....

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 15:44 1

4. prashant1707 (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Nov 2015)


this is fake as the phone in pictures has a huge side bezzels which is immposible to think for a lg flagship.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 15:52 15

5. abdoualgeria (Posts: 324; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


it is disguised u cant see the thickness of bezels

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:05 2

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


Yea we cant see properly

But the side bezels look pretty small to me in the front pic
See how thin it is where the volume button cut out is

https://i.imgur.com/uB2szzx.jpg

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:11

9. abdoualgeria (Posts: 324; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


good point +1

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:12 3

10. aegislash (Posts: 275; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


There are people in comments sections on other sites who have completely missed the point of the fact that it's in a dummy case, and think this big black brick is the actual design. It's quite funny watching them complain.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:18 1

13. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


You mean crazy habit of some people complaining on prototypes which aren't even yet a reality!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 17:06

19. V1nC3 (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Dummy case that is differently cut on the back compare to the previous leak, so, LG could know who is make the leak...mean that someone will lose job ? haha

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:21

14. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


I too think it's in a case, so those bezels aren't of the G5.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:29 1

15. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 182; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


Crock!!! Looks like the removable battery is absent... I hope that this is fake or I'm wrong, but the phones with those (that I know of) don't have SIM trays. This would be a shame.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 05:11

39. Settings (Posts: 1501; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Whats wrong with phones that doesnt have sim trays?

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:41

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


Look at those cut out from volume button and bottom, it looks so bezel less (especially with newer lg phone with 2.5d glass), it looks so thin (take USB 3 as scale, which is used at lg new screen at ces), almost impossible to have battery swap from bottom, especially considering there is microphone-usb-speaker at bottom.
the finger print sensor on the back is not clickable from the look of it, maybe it's on top with audio jack, that 2 hole at the back must be magnetic for extended hardware. Maybe magic slot is on top in audio jack and connect to the top front? Or is that the second screen? The sides look curved like lg v10. The blue hole at the back is for nfc and wireless charger. The screen panel looks so dark and not reflective like oled, while IPS has silver dark grey coloured panel. It's side slot seems so wide only for dual sim, microsd is still possible. There is magnetic around the camera lens. Just my 3 cents.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:46

17. Sdiq572 (Posts: 36; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


Where is the audio jack?

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 20:40 1

25. ibend (Posts: 3865; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


on top side

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 20:42

26. monoke (Posts: 286; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


They may have pulled a fast one on apple. oh wait... : \

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 16:53 6

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


Update:
A source from private Indonesia worker
It's an old render. The one with back button is the newer but not final one. No volume and power button on back or side. New virtual jogwheel like lg ku990 kc910 on finger print sensor like gd900. Without second screen. With removable back via press and slide camera button. The audio jack and USB 3 port are on top. The speaker are on the they middle of top also as earpiece, and bottom front. Single and Dual camera on back, 8mp 120' curved and 16+5 rbw and rby subpixel, triple color led flash, ir motion and depth detector, color spectrum, laser auto focus. The magic slot in bottom for battery, micro SD, dual sim card, and magnetic slot for vr, keyboard, camera holder, external microphone, speaker, flash, gamepad, more sim and SD card, wireless charger and dock, with pin hole,
The back case is full metal, magnesium alloy with stainless steel paint with ceramic. Curved 2.5D like galaxy round, edge, and g4. Duraguard 2. With self healing duraskin rubber and flexible plastic on corner for drop resistance and antenna. Rounded square prada chocolate black series with pebble design. 5.6 inch ultra quantum poled with lg rgbw (1/4 of sub pixel is white) screen. DCI 4k 21:9 video recording. Lg Harman 360 music with lg hd music store. Augmented reality media editing. Infrared 3d floating touch (lg kf750 ks360). Iris and retina plus fingerprint security with updated knock code. New ui back to s-class ui and lg pure ui and webos mochi with gesture (screen, fingerprint sensor, motion, camera, sound, etc). New live square (g2 or lg java phones like gw300) for multi platform communication app and your life timeline on phone. New lg health and news panel. Contextual action executer and automation. Nail and any conductor, voice, gesture input. New lg voice mate. Lg g pay via messenger, magnetic, barcode, infrared barcode, slide or tap mechanic on non nfc based payment. Internet of thing manager with chat support.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 18:18 2

21. zeeBomb (Posts: 1863; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Let's take in all that info cuz ima say this: u that real mvp

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 19:15

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


How do you know so much about the phone? Great info btw. Appreciate it.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 22:46

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


Wait no second screen?

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 00:19

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


What's an ultra quantum P-OLED? Quantum dots would be LCD, not OLED.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 01:44

32. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


LG's quantum display is a marketing term, like retina for iPhone. Don't confuse it with quantum dot.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 03:13

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


Quantum dot is back lighting system without color filter, but color changer based on size or distance. It can be implemented on oled, the same way Sony use oled as backlighting with color filter on their TV. Lg quantum IPS use different method, blue backlighting with red green and transparent subpixel, no color changer but filter. While kindle HD use the real quantum dot display.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 03:40 1

37. V1nC3 (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


That what I'm thinking about these pictures also, look like old prototype cause of many part of the phone look like damage.
Also I really think that there is 2 G5, 2 size....or this is the spec of the G Flex 3 (5.6") and G5 will have a 5"3 screen size.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 18:46

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


Any word on battery?

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 17:19 1

20. V1nC3 (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Also, seems to have 2 version of the G5...2 designs.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 21:07

27. warrenellis93 (Posts: 155; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


sexy case

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 23:04

30. Boybawang (Posts: 91; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


Never stated here any possible purpose of dual rear camera.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 04:33

38. shield (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Not bad, not bad. It looks good, I'm looking forward to it.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 06:06

40. shield (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


http://www.amazon.com/LG-Case-IVSO%C2%AE-KickStand-Smartphone/dp/B0191F546E/ref=sr_1_13?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1453636979&sr=1-13&keywords=LG+G5

It seems that LG G5 will sell it February 28, 2016

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 07:32

41. shield (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


What one can not understand is why they did for prolapse not for sale.

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