LG V5 leaks, but it's likely not what you think it is


The LG V series is special: it's a bit like Samsung's Galaxy Note series - it might not have the stylus, but it is a display of performance power and innovative ideas unlike any other phone by the company. It's also LG's most expensive series.

Well, prepare for a surprise: a phone going by the name LG V5 in rumors has leaked out in its entirety, courtesy of leakster @onleaks. But it's nothing like the powerful V series that you are used to seeing: it looks to be nothing more than a regular mid ranger with what appears to be a plastic body.

The LG V5 does indeed look like a run-of-the-mill device: it even uses a microUSB port for charging, a thing that would seem more and more like a relic in 2017 when most top-end Android phones ship with USB-C.

There is a slight twist to the design: notice how the back plate slides towards one edge, and that should be the signature design element to make the V5 stand out in a crowded space of mid-range phones.

There's a fingerprint scanner on the back as well, a first for an LG mid-ranger, and there are the dimensions of the phone as well: 148.65 x 75.30 x 7.5/8 mm (the top is a bit thicker than the bottom). Those dimensions suggest we are looking at a phone with around 5.3" to 5.5" screen diagonal.

And that's all there is to it as far as rumors go. Price should be affordable, but we honestly hope that LG does not actually put this phone in its 'V' series and changes the name to something else. Watering down a relatively successful brand name will certainly not be a good move.


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14 Comments

1. SciCal

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 03, 2016

It also looks like iPhones physical body. This series cannot beat Samsung Note.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It looks nothing like a iPhone. Agree it can't not even come close to the note series.

9. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Looks like a white LG G2.

14. Bluesky2111

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

Lol Did you even read the article? It's a midranger and doesn't even come close to the true V series. Also it can even explode. Useless phone.

2. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

That looks like a 2012 chinese phone

3. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

This is fake, that's the old LG logo

4. Victor.H

Posts: 1056; Member since: May 27, 2011

This is a render made to illustrate what the phone will look like, not an actual picture of the device.

5. swarai

Posts: 85; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

I still like the volume and power buttons on the back with no buttons on the side! Bring it back!

7. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Well let's see, V5 = 1/2 of V10 so I don't see how it's not what we think it is. It seems just about exactly what it is.

8. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I think it looks cool. The curves at the bottom are all that's necessary...top curves are for symmetry, not function.

10. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

LG Vcheap !

11. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

The Stylo 2 plus is a mid ranger and has a fingerprint scanner. Where does PA find these writers???

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

LG shouldn't mess-up the naming of it's line of phones! The V series are for high-end, flagship phones... so it wouldn't make any sense if this phone is launched under the V series.

13. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

I wouldn't even pick this up if was lost and found..

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