Alleged LG G5 diagram reveals a curved back, side buttons, and thin bezels

Alleged LG G5 diagram reveals a curved back, side buttons, and thin bezels
LG will be hosting a press event on February 21 at MWC 2016, where the company is expected to officially announce the LG G5, its flagship smartphone for this year. Last week, we saw two renders that allegedly showed us what the G5 would look like. Now, a leaked diagram - see below - seems to be revealing the design of the upcoming handset from all angles (while being in line with the older renders).

It's said that, unlike its predecessors, the LG G5 will have an all-metal body. Also unlike its predecessors, it seems that the G5 features volume buttons on the left side, rather than on the back. And yet the power button should still be on the rear of the device, and it could incorporate a fingerprint scanner. A camera with laser auto focus and LED flash seemingly sits above the power button.

Apparently, the LG G5 measures 149.4 x 73.9 x 8.2 mm, thus being a bit narrower and thinner than the LG G4 (148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm). The screen of the G5 should be a 5.5-inch one with 1440 x 2560 pixels, and it looks like the bezels around it are very thin - this might actually be an edge-to-edge display. The back of the new LG smartphone appears to be slightly curved, presumably for a better grip.

The G5 will likely be powered by Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 processor, possibly also featuring 3 GB of RAM, USB Type-C port, and a removable battery. We assume that LG will start selling the handset shortly after announcing it.

Samsung (Galaxy S7), HTC (One M10), and others are also expected to officially unveil new high-end smartphones at MWC 2016, so there's a lot to look forward to.

sources: Shai Mizrachi, Android Authority

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  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(25h talk time)



1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Looks nice enough, 5" version would be good. :) At least the camera bump seems to be a lot less than the S7.

6. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

There is no way that this thing can have a removing battery, the speaker is at the end so that not coming off like the other design and the back is not going to slide up like the Samsung wave 3 design, so I have no idea how it's going. To have a removing battery as per the spec the other day that will not somehow easy damage the phone when you are trying to remove it

11. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Also it's looks like an iPhone clone with a finger print reader on the back and a big cam

12. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I think most phones look pretty similar nowadays to be honest, the "design" element is down to small details here and there. This looks to be smartly done at least, better than HTC who are going backwards!

23. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Your excuses are pathetic. The G5 WILL have a removable battery. Only an fool buys a phone without one.

24. FluffyBled unregistered

Well ... it doesn't quite make sense ... not only LG makes phones so the "fact" that "only a fool buys a phone without a removable battery" does not necessarily mean LG G5 will have one!

32. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Only a fool thinks others are fools for preferring longer battery life to removable. This device will likely be like the rest of LG's recent devices: weak battery life, nasty IPS screen with colors that aren't accurate, and sloppy UI. If LG can compete with their competition like they did with the G2 when it came out, then I could see this being decent. They make OLED televisions, they need to put that tech into their phones already.

21. KParks23

Posts: 739; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

5.5 inch or larger and needs to actually get decent battery life and ill buy 1 full retail, if not gold nexus 6p will be inbound!

22. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

After consecutively owning EVERY Samsung since the very first Epic, the LG G5 will be my next phone and will replace my S5. Removable Battery = WIN MicroSD = WIN Metal Construction = WIN Fingerprint Scanner = WIN Less money than Samsung and Apple = WIN

25. FluffyBled unregistered

What about the QWERTY keyboard?


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Is it really going to be cheaper? If so im in. WIN!

28. kamejoko

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

shorter battery life = lose. UFS 2.0 = lose. Metal glass= lose Finger scaner in back face =lose price only cheaper than apple and ss if this model have many in stock or low sold. try by when it have first release, will never see cheap price. low price? ask xiaomi. and i dont know why compare s5 with newest model of lg? why dont compare with s6 or note 5? final you will see price very cheap phone of lg if you want to sell. now g3 have price more lower than s5. and g4 have low price now.

39. CrossMKD

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

FINALLY some reasonable comment here... LG G5 > SHIET7

2. middlehead

Posts: 467; Member since: May 12, 2014

I'll care if they follow Sony's lead and release a 4.7~5" version without neutering the specs.

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

It would suck if they put the volume on the sides. The power and volume in the back was great. I never accidentally pressed either like I did with every other phone.

30. vincelongman

Posts: 5759; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also buttons on the back are better for left handed people

38. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

I almost don't believe that part of this rumor. I absolutely hated that design, but the way other owners talked, it sounded like LG was gonna ride that wave to the end and make every device with buttons on the back. Its just an inconvenient spot too often. I have my phone sitting on the table and want to change volume? Just place my hand over the top and press my volume buttons on the side, same with waking it instead of tap-to-wake which is unreliable when hands are wet or cold. With the buttons on the back, I can't press them if I give my 5.5" phone the death grip. Not a big enough advantage imho. Thankfully OEMs aren't still trying to put the sleep//wake button on the top of the devices -_-

4. swarai

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

All I want is an unlocked bootloader and stock images.

5. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

From G5 onwards, G stands for "Galaxy" :P

7. shield

Posts: 870; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Or will display 5.6 " or 5.3" with ticker.

17. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

5.3" ! 5.6" seems to be impossible regarding the width.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I like it, but back buttons are cool and iconic of the G-series

15. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Go Back to the Optimus G ;-)

9. shield

Posts: 870; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Otherwise, even if not seen a 100% appearance it looks pretty.

10. shield

Posts: 870; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Dual camera back ? no?

13. TBomb

Posts: 1671; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Nooooooo I like the buttons on the back :(

14. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Interesting....based on this there might be a USB type C connector..whether the port will be the same USB 2.0 or the new 3.1 is yet to be seen....I see the buttons are no longer on the back..where is the power button?or is it the fingerprint scanner..ohh..and those look like some ugly antenna bands on the upper back

16. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Antenna bands are inside.

19. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

the diagram clearly shows the antenna bands on the back..what are you talking about?

18. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

3.1mm taller than the G3 so they keep going backwards.

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