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. 

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

43. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

I wany to cry so bad

39. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Perhaps it's some NFC-powered Camera Grip? That's very possible for an Android device given that we already have the ability to add buttons to our phones via NFC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mp01eg0-ZM

38. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1886; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Was this pic taken with a throwaway camera from the 90's?

41. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

no, its just tim cook taking picture

37. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Bad imitation for the last Apple battery case.

35. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Blurry? So DON'T use an iPhone to photograph leaks...!!

36. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Ouch xD

34. molokante

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

My guess is a DAC/amp. Good idea in my opinion. Doesn't look great, but external DAC/amps are usually a lot bulkier.

44. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

thats my guess too....definitely reminds me of fiio x7

33. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

I think i see a volume-wheel. Maybe a headphone Amplifier + Battery Extension Pack.

32. Furbal unregistered

I'm going with camera grip. The wheel would be zoom, bottom edge may be a microphone plug for a boom?

30. Joseph96

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

I believe. in LG so lg g5 will be better than s7/s7edge

29. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That bulk is actually wallet cash to carry .

27. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Fake AF

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.

25. jessyi

Posts: 327; 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...

23. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Looks edited

22. luisomarf

Posts: 2; Member since: May 16, 2014

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

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...

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.

15. donrox

Posts: 204; 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: 3061; 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

14. yurajsiki

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

I feel very envious of some fans from other companies

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!

12. 2faraway

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

nahh that's not even a good edit!

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.

10. chenski

Posts: 798; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Hemorrhoids edition?

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