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 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

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