Liveblog: LG G5 announcement


Today, LG is unveiling its most important phone for the year: the LG G5.

We are live at the LG G5 event at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, and we'll be live blogging the announcement as it happens.

First, let's recap the rumors: the LG G5 is expected to have a 5.6" Quad HD display and run on the brand new Snapdragon 820 system chip, but the big highlight is expected to fall on an innovative quick battery swap system with the bottom part of the phone coming off. It's not just that: a dual-camera system on the back should bring more variety to your images, but we're yet to see how exactly.

For all the rest of the details tune in to our LG G5 MWC event liveblog right below. The action starts at:
2:00PM CET (Barcelona) | 8:00AM Eastern | 5:00AM Pacific

2:40pm CET: And it's over, we're headed to the hands-on area to give you more in-depth impressions of the G5. Thanks for sticking with us!

2:35pm CET: A bunch of promo videos running now.

2:30pm CET: Snapdragon 820 will allow G5 to have 'DSLR-like' camera quality and 'console-grade' gaming, according to Qualcomm's Steve Mollenkopf.


2:27pm CET: Snapdragon 820 on board!

2:26pm CET: A neat implementation of friends is an LG 360-degree camera and a VR headset.

2:25pm CET: A quick demonstration of the various LG G5 'Friends' shows they are accessories that easily connect to the phone.

2:21pm CET: More 'friends' introduced by LG!


2:17pm CET: LG is showing the various modules, you can simply remove the battery, install a camera module and voila! You can also have a hi-fi sound module.

2:14pm CET: Wide-angle secondary camera is on board.

2:14pm CET: 0.8% battery drain per hour.

2:12pm CET: It has an Always-on Display!

2:09pm CET: LG calls it a 'Dramatic' redesign


2:08pm CET: "Finally, it's time to play and have fun" with the LG G5

2:06pm CET: Removable battery is true, can become hi-fi audio player and digital camera


2:05pm CET: The cat is out of the bag: this is the LG G5! "Catches the eye at first sight!"


2:03pm CET: "These days, we don't see much excitment in phones," according to LG

2:00pm CET: And the event is on!

1:38pm CET: Finally, we're all seated and waiting for the event to start!


1:25pm CET: And we've arrived! The line is forming, there are signs about this being the 'LG G5 day'. Hype!


1:12pm CET: Then, there is also this drawing leaked from CNET, allegedly showing an innovative quick battery swap system:


1:11pm CET: First, here's what leaks say it will look like:


1:00pm CET: We are already on our way to the LG G5 unveiling event! 

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G5
  • 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)

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27 Comments

1. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

We are waiting to see !

10. s.kumaran

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 18, 2016

Were these photos taken with an iPhone? They certainly look similar to Tim Cook's infamous photo from the Super Bowl.

16. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

2. joee0208

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

The ugliest LG smartphone ever

3. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I hope for something breathtaking device

8. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

lower ur hope boy

4. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

The recent no so good looking leaks have thrashed the hopes of lot of prospective customers & the excitement has literally cooled down. Add to that the battery capacity is said to be 2800mAh down from 3000mAh in G4. With Always On Display the battery life will not be that good. The add on modules are good, but not that can trigger sales. See more at:http://goo.gl/rqvI0F S7 & S7 Edge will dominate Android smartphone sales for the next few months.

7. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

its all about the looks to the normal person. sammy has its name out there so yeah the s7 and s7 edge are gonna dominate in the forseeable future

5. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

its gonna come with a 2800 mah battery

6. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

it is only the camera that is going to blow brains out. the rest is meh! give it to the s7 to be honest

9. Joseph96

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

Can't wait

11. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Sorry i will not post

12. stardomains

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

Grab me some snacks!

13. MrBigglesWorth

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Uh Oh, the Samsung Fan Bois are here!

14. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

LG G5 Day - Live streaming @Barcelona MWC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSb4upgFq-I

15. hellion105

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

I know ... All shamesung fanboys will be here talking. But trust me the LG G5 is the big thing today. For power users not attention grabbers! So play more coz it's serious.

18. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

shut up man

17. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

shut up and dont embarrass yourself

19. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

G5 KIck s7 out the park..

20. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

hilarious

21. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

hold on this phone is good.. take back my comments lol

23. MrBigglesWorth

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Hey WeezyF

26. hellion105

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Now who is embarrassing the other ?

22. MrBigglesWorth

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Here comes the trolls as well!

24. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It's actually a very good design.

25. hellion105

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Now this is what I call a true Element of surprise ... I was excited and it payed off. All those "friends"!!! Can't wait to have them... Shamesung

27. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

haahhaaha, LG G5 just nailed it with all its friends.

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