This might be the biggest LG G5 leak: phone leaks in flesh and blood, listed for sale on a Dubai website
posted by Peter K. / Feb 16, 2016, 3:42 AM
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!
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still better than s7
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 4:09 AM 12
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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
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.
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 6:54 AM 1
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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
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 2:13 PM 1
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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
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 2:17 PM 1
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The front looks fine, but the back is hideous
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 4:38 AM 9
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...and i'm loving my V10 even more :-)
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 3:45 AM 6
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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.
posted on Feb 16, 2016, 3:47 AM 5
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