The LG G5 is a hot topic, which should be expected based on the device the rumors that are surrounding it. And if a leaked image supposedly showcasing the redesigned hardware is any indication, there’s certainly quite a bit to look forward to.
That is, unless you like the volume buttons being on the backside of the device. According to the image, which was supplied to Android Authority by Shai Mizrachi, LG has opted to move the volume buttons from the back of the handset, where they have been positioned in the last few G-branded devices, over to the left side edge. There doesn’t appear to be a power button on the right side, though, which has many speculating that that particular button is still positioned on the back cover.
And that’s where the fingerprint reader is said to be as well, in the same spot where we’ve seen it implemented on other devices in the past, including LG’s Nexus 5X. The new G5 is actually thinner than the G4 from last year, with the diagram showing a phone that measures in at 149.4 x 73.9 x 8.2mm (the G4 had a thickness of 9.8mm).
The thinness of the G5 would lend credence to the past rumor that LG has implemented a slide-out design for the replaceable battery in the upcoming flagship, something that this report corroborates as well.
The diagram also seems to point out that the screen will be edge-to-edge, and previous rumors have suggested it will measure in at 5.6 inches and have a QHD resolution.
The LG G5 is certainly sounding like it will be an exciting handset for 2016. The Life’s Good crew is expected to announce the device on February 21 at Mobile World Congress 2016.
Are you looking forward to seeing what the real device looks like and features?