LG G5 Leaked Diagram Shows Radical Design Changes; Phone Has Curved Back and Side Buttons


It is widely accepted that the LG G5 will be introduced at the press event hosted by the company on February 21 at MWC 2016. Naturally then, with just about a month to go for the D-day, leaks have gained momentum. The most recent one confirms that the LG G5 will be undergoing some radical design changes.

Android Authority, citing tipster Shai Mizrachi, got its hands on a leaked diagram which shows a sleeker, wider and taller model. The G5 is expected to boast a 149.4mm x 73.9mm x 8.2mm form factor, while its predecessor sported a 148.9mm x 76.1mm x 6.3-9.8mm chassis.

The leak also reveals that the volume button has moved to the side rather than being on the rear, while the  power button stays put beneath the camera on the back. The power button is also expected to feature a finger print scanner. As noted by Phone Arena, the rear panel on the device looks like it’s a little curved to offer a better grip.

To quickly recap what little nuggets of information have been revealed so far in the previous months: The all-metal LG G5 may arrive with top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 processor under its hood, 3GB RAM, USB Type-C port and an 8MP front-facing camera. The LG G5 handset may sport a 5.3-inch Quad HD screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels. And courtesy of the latest leak, it appears to be an edge-to-edge display since the bezels around it seem to be extremely thin.

Rumors have also hinted at many innovations that the G5 may boast of and these include a display-within-display feature as well as a dual camera setup. Many reports also suggest the presence of an Iris scanner, but don’t forget to take these predictions with a large pinch of salt.

By announcing the much-awaited LG G5 at MWC 2016, the company will be going head-to head with Samsung, HTC and other tech-giants also expected to be releasing their flagships at the event. The MWC kicks off on February 22 and will bring may treats for tech aficionados.

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