LG G5 with a mysterious and bulky Magic Slot module on board leaks out

Fed up with LG G5 leaks and rumors? You better not be, as we have a brand new one for you, and my, what a leak that is! Just yesterday, thanks to one of the most legit-looking leaks until now, we got to see the back and front of LG's next flagship, but one thing we couldn't ogle at was the rumored Magic Slot at the bottom of the phone. 

LG G5's purported Magic Slot mechanism

LG G5's purported Magic Slot mechanism

It is speculated that this curious expansion slot will enable G5 users to insert different modules or slots inside the phone, ranging from regular and extended batteries to other accessories that might further expand the functionalities of the flagship. 

Until now, said Magic Slot only existed on sketches based upon an eyewitness testimony (check the picture on the right), but new real-life pictures claim to show a G5 with a peculiar module inserted in it. In particular, the G5 itself falls in line with all the previous leaks of the phone, assuring us that it is the real deal, though the bulky module is what is raising our eyebrows. Check it out right below.


Now, we are certain that one specific question has popped in everyone's minds: "What is this?". The attached module doesn't look like your regular extended battery unit, that's for sure. We can see a dial in the corner, a button on one of the sides, either a button or a 3.5mm headphone jack on the other side, and what look like a USB slot of sorts, either a USB Type-C or a regular micro-USB one. The module is not an external camera one, as there is no camera sensor in sight. However, we only get to see the module from one angle, which leaves a lot of room for speculation. Could it house a projector? Could it be a camera grip? The blurry photo does not shine light upon that mystery. 

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44 Comments

1. manojmcn

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

The first attempt may be ugly, but I think it's a positive direction towards some innovative ways to bring in more add on functionalities to the mobiles.

24. manojmcn

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

BTW anyone feeling that the expectation towards LG5 being a gamechanger for LG has taken a hit after the last two ugly pics in leaks?

31. neonix

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 04, 2014

For me personally, yes, these ugly images have hurt my expectations for now. But that can easily be rectified if the device looks good when it's officially unveiled.

2. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I dont see it ugle.the picture that have been leaked has been blurred intentionaly for some reasone.

42. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

the reason is because the one who took the picture doesn't know how to take a proper photo?

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LG G5's designer: I like big butts and I cannot lie.....

18. manojmcn

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Haha and flat b**bs, look at the dual lens.

4. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

should rename it to "LG G5 Quasimodo edition".

16. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Lg G5 Kardashian edition

5. emvxl

Posts: 139; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Is that the cousin of the battery pack/case made by Apple?

6. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Thats LG G5 with a huge tumor in the butt, probably Lipoma

7. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Maybe it's some sort of 'Survival Pack'? And maybe they will release a bunch of different modules to suit different activities... If you look at the camera bump, it's decreased a lot which means that this is a case with the module on the bottom, which could mean it's a super durable case thingy majiggy, too... Would be pretty cool, certainly makes up (a little) for such an ugly device, but still wouldn't buy one.

8. Landon

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 07, 2015

Is LG even trying at this point? Yesterday's leaks showing the regular G5 weren't that bad (in my opinion) but this is straight up UGLY!

9. Biernot unregistered

LG G5 Anus-Cancer Edition

10. chenski

Posts: 730; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Hemorrhoids edition?

11. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

So many hater for a simple module attached to a device :)

20. TerryTerius unregistered

I don't think anyone said the concept was useless. They said they didn't like the way it looked. Which is of course subjective... But that particular module is ugly. Call a spade a spade.

28. Shocky unregistered

From anyone else I would have thought it was a prototype, they would be crazy to release something that ugly to consumers.

12. 2faraway

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

nahh that's not even a good edit!

13. markpowervr

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 22, 2015

seems like the g5 is very powerful indeed! @$some flagship! ready for combat in fulll battle slot!

14. yurajsiki

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

I feel very envious of some fans from other companies

15. donrox

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

this looks like a camera grip. it actually has a dial and a camera shutter button. i can't distinguish the two other buttons though!

21. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It is a camera grip, you can see the cam key and the zoom wheel

40. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and some extra battery pack :D even better if they put extra microSD slot on it

17. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Some kind of modular expansion slot would be interesting but LH like every other major manufacturer wants people to buy a new phone every year so I can't see this doing much.

19. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

How can PA say there is no camera in there, if we can't see the entire front nor the complete back? It might as well have 4 cameras in that module and we still couldn't tell...

22. luisomarf

Posts: 2; Member since: May 16, 2014

this accesorie its a shotter camera module + battery expansion. its a removible accesorie.

23. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Looks edited

25. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

No neednto use the slot!but if needed why dont use it?its an extra functionality to a smartphone which no other has been able to do...

26. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

As long as this phone has a replacable battery I will be happy. As far as these pics though, it looks dumb, just my opinion.

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