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This might be the biggest LG G5 leak: phone leaks in flesh and blood, listed for sale on a Dubai website

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This might be the biggest LG G5 leak: phone leaks in flesh and blood, listed for sale on a Dubai website
It's no secret that the LG G5 will be announced at MWC '16 in a few days' time, and we are pretty excited about it due to the flurry of saucy rumors that will hopefully turn out to be true. Up until now, however, we had to merely rely on sparse leaks and partial snaps of the device to imagine what it might look like. Indeed, our rumor review is full of these.

Well, today we got hold of an extremely interesting leak. It seems that an LG G5 unit is up for sale оn an e-commerce website in Dubai. Yeah, you read that right, we are not making this up. Someone has allegedly got hold of an LG G5 unit imported from the USA days before it becomes official and put it up for sale in the UAE, where it's available for 2,500 dirhams, or roughly $680. What a crazy world we are living in!

It's said that the phone comes with a valid IMEI and is still in its original packaging. The condition, unsurprisingly, is listed as "brand new" and "perfect inside and out". Here it is:


Now, we can't attest to the legitimacy of the pictures, but it doesn't take a genius to notice that the device in the pictures above is most likely the real deal. First of all, it looks like it has a metal body, which is what the G5 is expected to carry. Secondly, we have the rear-positioned circular fingerprint scanner that has been seen on almost all previously leaked images of the phone. Next up, we have the the dual-camera setup at the back of the phone, which recently got corroborated by @evleaks, as well as side-positioned volume rocker, which falls in line with one of the leaks that hit us in January

Unfortunately, we can't say for sure whether the device has a second, LG V10-like screen at the front as the rumor mill claims. We are also not convinced that it will feature some sort of mechanism, allowing for a removable battery module of sorts, though we are not ruling this out at all.

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posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:43 67

1. Biernot (unregistered)


UGLY =((((((((((((((((((

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:09 12

11. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


still better than s7

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:16 49

12. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Go get your eyes checked

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:40 9

17. donrox (Posts: 145; Member since: 18 Jul 2014)


why are you offensive? that's his opinion!

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:48 9

23. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


"It's not his opinion, but the truth".

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:18 4

41. spin9 (Posts: 282; Member since: 31 May 2014)


First why that guy spoiled the surprize for both S7 and G5? WHY?
Second, the back is meh but it has a dual camera :)
The front is awesome. And it has metal body + Removable battery :)) Awesome²

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:54 1

49. Landon (Posts: 488; Member since: 07 May 2015)


Where is the removable battery part? Or does the entire bottom part remove like what was leaked a while ago?

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Alleged-LG-G5-render-shows-all-metal-body-wacky-mechanism-to-ensure-removable-battery_id77400

Honestly I think it looks good. There are only so many designs you can make for a rectangular metal phone. It looks like they made it even more bezel-less than the G2. At least it doesn't have the ugly Apple antenna lines.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 14:13 1

69. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


It does look like the end comes off, you can see in the 1st image on the bottom right what looks like a slide latch, and you can just about see it In The 2nd image if you zoom

(Or it may just be the power key, but it does look like there is a gap there at the end)

But the phone looks like crap

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:47 4

22. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


The S7 and G5 looks similar. Ugly ergonomic curves.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 08:20 1

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


Have you seen the iPhones? The 6s and s plus are even uglier.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:20 4

13. Biernot (unregistered)


you mad bro ?

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:42 4

18. phonearenarocks (Posts: 360; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


The best I can say about this is MEH

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 14:16

70. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


This looks like the htc one X, but not as good looking

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:07 2

34. Kumar123 (Posts: 740; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


100% agree. +1

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 08:36 1

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


Yes.still better than a glass or plastic back of the s7..it the reality..

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 14:17 1

71. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Nope it does not, you also get wireless charge with the glass, this means before you say wiresless charger is crap, it not, because it means you can easy use Samsung wiresless Charging case that Samsung offer for there phones now and easy makes up for this removing battery

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 05:19

80. BRYLYNT (Posts: 82; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


You realize the vs980 (verizon g2) from 2013 had wireless charging, and it was far from the first phone to offer wireless charging. Samsung did not reinvent the wheel.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:38 9

16. SenorThrottles (Posts: 284; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


The front looks fine, but the back is hideous

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:19 2

36. Diezparda (Posts: 871; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


That dual camera placement like it's watching me...

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:46 1

20. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Because of to much curves and ergonomic. There's no style.

More rectangular please.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:58 1

30. Shocky (unregistered)


Have to agree, looks pretty bad.

LG logo on the bottom looks cheap, sorry but it does, they should move it to the back.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:53 1

37. kamejoko (Posts: 203; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


Try buy case like this.http://postimg.org/image/eofj0gtv3/

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:49 1

47. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 544; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


You're gonna have to put a case on this thing...hideous backside. Still hoping for magic with HTC, otherwise it's Meizu Pro or Samsung

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:57 1

50. keithtae (Posts: 434; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Indeed, this phone is ugly, even uglier than the G4.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:45 6

2. fancollo (Posts: 51; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)


...and i'm loving my V10 even more :-)

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:45 1

19. aladab (Posts: 12; Member since: 12 Oct 2015)


Me too. :D

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:49

24. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Resemblance of the HTC M7, G2,G3,G4 are nice looking. Along with V10.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:47 5

3. crankthisup (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


I don't really like the front and the black camera bump, especially that white bezel ring looks kinda cheap, so I hope this is a test device. It's looks OK but nothing amazing.

On the first picture, you can definitely see a slider or button on the right bottom of the device, so it might be very possible that this is to replace the battery.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 14:21

72. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


All I am going to say is the htc one big ver that the back came off,

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:48 6

4. jesus_sheep (Posts: 257; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


Oh no the front bezel. Ahh, LG never learns.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:26 4

14. bur60 (Posts: 847; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Front bezel... Looks like the best screen to body ratio ever

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:54 1

5. mawi2013 (Posts: 67; Member since: 18 Oct 2014)


i'll wait for the g6

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:01 4

9. apakalo1 (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Nov 2015)


You will always wait wait wait till thy kingdom comes, and will never get nor be satisfied with a phone of your choice.
Keep on waiting boy....

What do you even want to see in a small gadget?
Your dream phone will never materialize since u are not contempt with the ones we have.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:57 8

6. Wiencon (Posts: 1870; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


They should go back to Optimus G design, that was arguably best looking device LG ever made

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:32 4

15. Podrick (Posts: 711; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Or G2.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:51

25. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


I loved the boxy rectangular design. Resemblance of Nokia X6.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 03:58 1

7. johanbiff (Posts: 400; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


don`t think it looks to shabby imo. This in black would be nice :)

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:01 12

8. oliolio (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Dec 2014)


that is the definition of ugly.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:06 1

10. xuerantiger (Posts: 52; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


looks alright to me. not like lg phones were especially known for their looks.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:47

21. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Fake or a prototype.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:51 1

27. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Both...........

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:02

31. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Possible, If someone got hold of a prototype design and made a real handset.

Plenty of fake iPhones and Galaxy devices out there so you never know.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:51

26. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Front should be all black with glass... Let's hope that other colors would look different. Also if it got IPS display it's not for me.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:52 1

28. manojmcn (Posts: 534; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Seems LG has got the planning wrong. They have V10 in the market for the phablet category. Now it seems the G5 is also into the phablet size screen. The redundant ticker screen is a waste. The design looks like a hasty one. The design and engineering units may have been pressurized to come up with this half cooked metal design. The back side looks UGLY and front doesn't have any attraction. Congrats Sammy, last year Snapdragon chips screwed your opponents HTC,LG & Sony. This year while SD820 is awesome, LG & HTC designs looks like a downer. With micro sd & bigger battery & waterproof features S7 will have a free run till iPhone 7 hits the market.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:09

40. Canaan (Posts: 335; Member since: 25 May 2014)


Samsung Galaxy always has a free run, it outsells LG, HTC, Sony and Motorola flagships combined and then some.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 04:55

29. Swordylove (Posts: 198; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


Front is good. Back is not.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:04

32. Shocky (unregistered)


LG logo on the bottom with the grey looks odd.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:06

33. submar (Posts: 462; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


it is better if the back is flat

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 05:18 1

35. steelew (Posts: 201; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


I hope there is an all black option, that is fugly

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:00

38. haikallp (Posts: 204; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I actually think it looks fine. Not as nice as tue Galaxy S6, but at least the it looks they reduced the bezel on the front, kind of like the G3. If you remmeber, the G4 had a poorer screen-to-body ratio.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:06 1

39. Canaan (Posts: 335; Member since: 25 May 2014)


The back truly does look hideous.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:25 1

42. shield (Posts: 293; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


LG V10 better design. This is Copy HTC

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:27

43. shield (Posts: 293; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Front LG G3 design.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:28

44. Hallyu (Posts: 394; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


Dual camera setup looks weird. Seriously, I don't even see what the use of it. It's just a waste of space. Fingerprint scanner should be placed on the front that makes it more convenient to unlock the phone on table. The front look is elegant enough. Nice job with the pretty thin bezel LG.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:51 1

48. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 544; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


They should rearrange the cameras to look like the HTC M8 setup. That was the best looking dual camera setup to date

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:38

45. monoke (Posts: 340; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


Sorry, but this does not look premium at all. Looks almost faux metal. Maybe another color variant will look better.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 06:43 1

46. keithtae (Posts: 434; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


That... looks.... ugly...

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 07:04 5

51. Clars123 (Posts: 722; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


Dang... That looks terrible..based on the leaked renders I was expecting something like the nexus 6p...this doesn't even look like metal

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 07:20

52. jellmoo (Posts: 1586; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I need to see it in black or whatever darker colour they'll be using. I have a feeling it may look better with a darker design. At least I certainly hope it does...

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 07:41

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


love the front, why do they need to protrude the camera at the back

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