This might be the biggest LG G5 leak: phone leaks in flesh and blood, listed for sale on a Dubai website

This might be the biggest LG G5 leak: phone leaks in flesh and blood, listed for sale on a Dubai website
It's no secret that the LG G5 will be announced at MWC '16 in a few days' time, and we are pretty excited about it due to the flurry of saucy rumors that will hopefully turn out to be true. Up until now, however, we had to merely rely on sparse leaks and partial snaps of the device to imagine what it might look like. Indeed, our rumor review is full of these.

Well, today we got hold of an extremely interesting leak. It seems that an LG G5 unit is up for sale оn an e-commerce website in Dubai. Yeah, you read that right, we are not making this up. Someone has allegedly got hold of an LG G5 unit imported from the USA days before it becomes official and put it up for sale in the UAE, where it's available for 2,500 dirhams, or roughly $680. What a crazy world we are living in!

It's said that the phone comes with a valid IMEI and is still in its original packaging. The condition, unsurprisingly, is listed as "brand new" and "perfect inside and out". Here it is:


Now, we can't attest to the legitimacy of the pictures, but it doesn't take a genius to notice that the device in the pictures above is most likely the real deal. First of all, it looks like it has a metal body, which is what the G5 is expected to carry. Secondly, we have the rear-positioned circular fingerprint scanner that has been seen on almost all previously leaked images of the phone. Next up, we have the the dual-camera setup at the back of the phone, which recently got corroborated by @evleaks, as well as side-positioned volume rocker, which falls in line with one of the leaks that hit us in January

Unfortunately, we can't say for sure whether the device has a second, LG V10-like screen at the front as the rumor mill claims. We are also not convinced that it will feature some sort of mechanism, allowing for a removable battery module of sorts, though we are not ruling this out at all.

Well, there you have it. This looks like the most legit LG G5 leak so far, and we will be surprised if it doesn't turn out to be the real deal. Opinions?

Thanks for the tip, Rohit Sadhwani!


source: Dubizzle

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80 Comments

1. Biernot unregistered

UGLY =((((((((((((((((((

11. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

still better than s7

12. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Go get your eyes checked

17. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

why are you offensive? that's his opinion!

23. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

"It's not his opinion, but the truth".

41. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

First why that guy spoiled the surprize for both S7 and G5? WHY? Second, the back is meh but it has a dual camera :) The front is awesome. And it has metal body + Removable battery :)) Awesome²

49. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Where is the removable battery part? Or does the entire bottom part remove like what was leaked a while ago? http://www.phonearena.com/news/Alleged-LG-G5-render-shows-all-metal-body-wacky-mechanism-to-ensure-removable-battery_id77400 Honestly I think it looks good. There are only so many designs you can make for a rectangular metal phone. It looks like they made it even more bezel-less than the G2. At least it doesn't have the ugly Apple antenna lines.

69. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It does look like the end comes off, you can see in the 1st image on the bottom right what looks like a slide latch, and you can just about see it In The 2nd image if you zoom (Or it may just be the power key, but it does look like there is a gap there at the end) But the phone looks like crap

22. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

The S7 and G5 looks similar. Ugly ergonomic curves.

56. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Have you seen the iPhones? The 6s and s plus are even uglier.

13. Biernot unregistered

you mad bro ?

18. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

The best I can say about this is MEH

70. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This looks like the htc one X, but not as good looking

34. Kumar123 unregistered

100% agree. +1

60. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Yes.still better than a glass or plastic back of the s7..it the reality..

71. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope it does not, you also get wireless charge with the glass, this means before you say wiresless charger is crap, it not, because it means you can easy use Samsung wiresless Charging case that Samsung offer for there phones now and easy makes up for this removing battery

80. BRYLYNT

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

You realize the vs980 (verizon g2) from 2013 had wireless charging, and it was far from the first phone to offer wireless charging. Samsung did not reinvent the wheel.

16. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

The front looks fine, but the back is hideous

36. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

That dual camera placement like it's watching me...

20. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Because of to much curves and ergonomic. There's no style. More rectangular please.

30. Shocky unregistered

Have to agree, looks pretty bad. LG logo on the bottom looks cheap, sorry but it does, they should move it to the back.

37. kamejoko

Posts: 248; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

47. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

You're gonna have to put a case on this thing...hideous backside. Still hoping for magic with HTC, otherwise it's Meizu Pro or Samsung

50. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Indeed, this phone is ugly, even uglier than the G4.

2. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

...and i'm loving my V10 even more :-)

19. aladab

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Me too. :D

24. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Resemblance of the HTC M7, G2,G3,G4 are nice looking. Along with V10.

3. crankthisup

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I don't really like the front and the black camera bump, especially that white bezel ring looks kinda cheap, so I hope this is a test device. It's looks OK but nothing amazing. On the first picture, you can definitely see a slider or button on the right bottom of the device, so it might be very possible that this is to replace the battery.

72. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

All I am going to say is the htc one big ver that the back came off,

4. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Oh no the front bezel. Ahh, LG never learns.

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