Pictures could show a disguised LG G5 hidden inside a dummy box

Pictures could show a disguised LG G5 hidden inside a dummy box
An LG handset wearing a dummy box as a disguise, could be the LG G5. The manufacturer is holding a media event on February 21st, and we expect the company's newest flagship model to be unveiled at that time. The dual rear cameras on back are rumored to be 16MP and 8MP, and dovetails with previous leaks that called for the phone to sport two rear snappers. A fingerprint scanner is placed directly underneath the lenses.

Other hardware components match up to earlier reports, including the new placement of the volume rocker from the back to the left side. The SIM tray and microSD slot are on the lower right, and the USB Type-C port can be found on the bottom along with a speaker. It seems that LG has decided that the back of a phone is just not a comfortable place to put certain controls.

We have a few photos of this mystery LG device disguised in a dummy box. Is it the LG G5? Check it out for yourself by clicking on the slideshow below.


Thanks for the tip!

source: Droid-Life

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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

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43 Comments

1. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Dual camera? Hope that's not a gimmick!

2. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

I don't know about you but I'm used to have the volume buttons on the back, and they don't get pressed accidentally when I'm holding the phone to watch YouTube.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5555; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also back buttons are easier to use for lefties

11. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

And for righties as well.

42. 2faraway

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Can't see myself getting an LG without'em!!

3. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I hope that the battery will be bigger than g4

7. legiloca

Posts: 1673; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

What's the size for if the optimization is poor?

12. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

What's the optimization for, if the size is mean?

22. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

You sir, deserve a cookie!

23. Unordinary unregistered

You need a lot of size for a battery on Android because of poor Java. That's why Android phones have larger batteries than iPhones lol. You think these companies actually "enjoy" releasing "big" batteries. It's the minimal for you guys.

28. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

True, but there are phones on the Android realm that are of lower capacity that outperform phones with bigger batteries in terms of endurance.

33. Unordinary unregistered

Undoubtedly

34. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Most Android phones with lower capacity batteries (below 2500mAh) aren't flagships and do not feature Quad HD or even Full HD resolution. And we all know that the lower the resolution, the better the battery life, but poor UX. We do not want to shoot in 4K, but watch it in HD!

35. Unordinary unregistered

So I'm assuming you don't know what undoubtedly means....

4. prashant1707

Posts: 83; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

this is fake as the phone in pictures has a huge side bezzels which is immposible to think for a lg flagship.

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

it is disguised u cant see the thickness of bezels

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5555; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea we cant see properly But the side bezels look pretty small to me in the front pic See how thin it is where the volume button cut out is https://i.imgur.com/uB2szzx.jpg

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

good point +1

10. aegislash

Posts: 1425; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

There are people in comments sections on other sites who have completely missed the point of the fact that it's in a dummy case, and think this big black brick is the actual design. It's quite funny watching them complain.

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

You mean crazy habit of some people complaining on prototypes which aren't even yet a reality!

19. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Dummy case that is differently cut on the back compare to the previous leak, so, LG could know who is make the leak...mean that someone will lose job ? haha

14. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

I too think it's in a case, so those bezels aren't of the G5.

15. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 628; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Crock!!! Looks like the removable battery is absent... I hope that this is fake or I'm wrong, but the phones with those (that I know of) don't have SIM trays. This would be a shame.

39. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Whats wrong with phones that doesnt have sim trays?

16. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 2016

Look at those cut out from volume button and bottom, it looks so bezel less (especially with newer lg phone with 2.5d glass), it looks so thin (take USB 3 as scale, which is used at lg new screen at ces), almost impossible to have battery swap from bottom, especially considering there is microphone-usb-speaker at bottom. the finger print sensor on the back is not clickable from the look of it, maybe it's on top with audio jack, that 2 hole at the back must be magnetic for extended hardware. Maybe magic slot is on top in audio jack and connect to the top front? Or is that the second screen? The sides look curved like lg v10. The blue hole at the back is for nfc and wireless charger. The screen panel looks so dark and not reflective like oled, while IPS has silver dark grey coloured panel. It's side slot seems so wide only for dual sim, microsd is still possible. There is magnetic around the camera lens. Just my 3 cents.

17. Sdiq572

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Where is the audio jack?

25. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

on top side

26. monoke

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

They may have pulled a fast one on apple. oh wait... : \

18. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 2016

Update: A source from private Indonesia worker It's an old render. The one with back button is the newer but not final one. No volume and power button on back or side. New virtual jogwheel like lg ku990 kc910 on finger print sensor like gd900. Without second screen. With removable back via press and slide camera button. The audio jack and USB 3 port are on top. The speaker are on the they middle of top also as earpiece, and bottom front. Single and Dual camera on back, 8mp 120' curved and 16+5 rbw and rby subpixel, triple color led flash, ir motion and depth detector, color spectrum, laser auto focus. The magic slot in bottom for battery, micro SD, dual sim card, and magnetic slot for vr, keyboard, camera holder, external microphone, speaker, flash, gamepad, more sim and SD card, wireless charger and dock, with pin hole, The back case is full metal, magnesium alloy with stainless steel paint with ceramic. Curved 2.5D like galaxy round, edge, and g4. Duraguard 2. With self healing duraskin rubber and flexible plastic on corner for drop resistance and antenna. Rounded square prada chocolate black series with pebble design. 5.6 inch ultra quantum poled with lg rgbw (1/4 of sub pixel is white) screen. DCI 4k 21:9 video recording. Lg Harman 360 music with lg hd music store. Augmented reality media editing. Infrared 3d floating touch (lg kf750 ks360). Iris and retina plus fingerprint security with updated knock code. New ui back to s-class ui and lg pure ui and webos mochi with gesture (screen, fingerprint sensor, motion, camera, sound, etc). New live square (g2 or lg java phones like gw300) for multi platform communication app and your life timeline on phone. New lg health and news panel. Contextual action executer and automation. Nail and any conductor, voice, gesture input. New lg voice mate. Lg g pay via messenger, magnetic, barcode, infrared barcode, slide or tap mechanic on non nfc based payment. Internet of thing manager with chat support.

21. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Let's take in all that info cuz ima say this: u that real mvp

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