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LG G5 leak reveals a radical new design

by Jacob Kleinman | January 18, 2016January 18, 2016 9:00 am PDT

The LG G5 is expected to make its official debut next month at Mobile World Congress. We still don’t know exactly what to expect from the device, but recent reports suggest it won’t look anything like the company’s recent flagship phones.

An alleged G5 diagram published by AndroidAuthority shows the device from a few different angles. It looks thinner without that curved back panel LG typically includes. The company has moved the volume buttons back to the side of the device. Also, check out that massive rear camera, which probably holds some exciting new technology inside.

The report also notes that the LG G5 will be taller and wider than previous models. It apparently comes in at 149.4 x 73.9 x 8.2mm, compared to 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3-9.8mm for the G4. That means we’ll probably get a bigger display as well.

This new image doesn’t include the slide-out removable battery leaked by CNET Korea last week. However, both devices seem to have a similar form factor overall, suggesting LG really is headed in this direction with the G5.

Based on earlier rumors we’re also expecting a dual rear camera, a metal design, expandable storage, USB-C, 3GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 820 processor and a pressure sensor. That sounds great, but until LG actually announces the G5, we’d treat all these rumors with a healthy sprinkling of salt.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...