LG G5's purported battery module packaging caught on camera, seemingly confirms expansion Magic Slot

LG G5's purported battery module packaging caught on camera, seemingly confirms expansion Magic Slot
Now, LG's wildly expected G5 is just around the corner and it is being leaked profusely, second only to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. A couple of days ago we got to see a purported real-life G5 up for sale on Dubai's equivalent of Craigslist, which looks pretty legit, but that was definitely not all. Another leak showed us what the LG flagship might look like with a bulky camera grip inserted in its alleged expansion Magic Slot.

The rumor mill does not seem to be taking a break, though. A brand new leak just popped up showing us the packaging of an alleged G5 battery module, which most certainly fits inside the Magic Slot. Now, the battery itself is not visible, but it does not take a lot of imagination to figure out what's going on here. You can clearly see that it says "LG G5", as well as what seems like "Life's good when you play more"

The first one is LG's motto, while the second is it's leitmotif for MWC 2016. The lower part of the module, in particular, is another dead giveaway that LG might have really thrown an expansion module in its 2016 flagship.

The capacity of the juicer module is not known, but we heard it will have a capacity of 3,000mAh. Apart from this, the phone is expected to come with a 5.6-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 820 chipset, a dual camera setup, and a full metal body. You can read more about the handset in our dedicated rumor review.


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  • Display 5.3 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    LG UX UI



61. Epicness1o1

Posts: 332; Member since: May 30, 2013

WAAAAAIT GUYS WAIT OK WAIT ONE SECOND READ THIS So they wanted to make a premium phone,they made it with metal ok..no problems there,buuuuuut they putted the buttons on the sides and made that ugly camera/flashlight/sensors so the battery removable battery can fit the inside?? WHY? The lg g4 was sick with the leather and the traditional battery removing system,but this idk,the back looks ugly because of it and the phone is not what I expected to be looking like,but tehnically speaking the phone is great,im just angry that they putted the buttons on the sides and done that crap with the back so the phone isnt anymore appealing to the eye

49. seanmirza23

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

I think it's removable from down side...

48. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I'm really excited about both S7 and G5. S7 will have the amazing specs and design (and I actually like all the extra features of TouchWiz even though my last Samsung was the S3) and the G5 while looking boring looks very interesting with this MagicSlot thing and able to match the S7 with the 820. At least the looking boring part can be fixed with a case, which I always use anyway.

47. rsiders

Posts: 2058; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

It's simple for me. If Marshamallow improves battery life on my V10 I'll keep it. If Marshmallow does not improve battery life on my V10 and the G5 has better battery life, I will give LG the cash. The G5 is really looking to be a worthy device to let go of my great V10. LG has taken the number one spot as my favorite OEM hands down.

46. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Seems from some comments that people believe you will have to take the battery out to insert these expansion modules. I think that the battery will be independently placed in the slot. You will probably have to click in, like on microSD slots, to make it pop out if you want to remove it. But if you just take that bottom cap off, the battery will remain and the extra module will be able to be inserted in place of the cap.

34. Alexerfr0st

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

Android's project ARA on LG's flagship G5.......

30. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Still prefer the sexy G4 design, but nice to see, that they managed to work around instead to trade-off.

28. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Now if Samsung would do this on the Note 6 we'd have the perfect phone.

26. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Lol.. good for them. Still getting the s7.

25. yurajsiki

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

LG the best in innovation

27. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015


24. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1882; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

If lg hasn't cleaned up their UI then this is all for nothing...

23. sumpil

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 02, 2016

Didn't HTC have removable batteries in metal phones years ago? The desire s had it

57. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yep and its worked great and never broke on me. HTC Desire HD :)

21. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Expansion modules always did well on the first generation Atari, Commodore, and other gaming systems LOL.

17. ijuanp03

Posts: 703; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Haven't you heard of powerbank before? This is more tedious coz you need to turn off your phone and replace the battery. Power bank acts like your portable charger with LESS bulk. motorola.com/us/accessories/power-storage/battery-​packs/power-pack-micro/power-pack-micro-pdp.html

20. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Except that there are likely to be third - party extended battery to eliminate changing batteries or plugging in for heavy users.

32. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

How is this any bulk? Its a removable bottom....

35. jellmoo

Posts: 2687; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Ah yes, because it's so much easier to stay productive when you have a power bank dangling off of the bottom of your device...

36. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Well just dont use the removable battery and buy a powerbank and use it with it.it comes up to the same thing..so you can use your power bank plus switch batteries...whats the big problem????

43. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Mate Samsung offer wiresless charging battery case, you kill t2 things in one go and it looks cool, sorry this removing a term thing is not needed and you have to stop and turn of your phone , I.e. All take will be done faster with the Samsung setup I.e. Battery power bank is not needed

55. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Samsung phone is not needed.

37. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Except that powerbanks are usually bulky(unless with a smaller capacity). The power bank you mentioned has only 1500 mAh. So it will charge 50% of an LG G5. I use both options and I have to say that removable batteries are way easier. I've been using this http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/mobile-devices/accessories/battery/EB-K600BEWEGWW Also how would you answer a call while charging?

44. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

56. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

But we dont want the Samsung phone we talking about LG G5 here.

16. Zylam

Posts: 1825; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Looks beyond ugly. This looks like LG's S5 year.

31. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Are we really judging batteries by their appearance now? I mean they are inside the device and are a clump.

42. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Isorry but it's easy just to use the wireless battery case from Samsung

54. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Change disk your annoying we dont want the samsung phone cant you get it?

13. Freelist86

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

great idea but I can predict people will start to have problems where they cant turn on the device. like misaligned pin on the battery, hope its secure enough though

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