LG G5 revealed in image leak days before official announcement


We’ve already seen the Samsung Galaxy S7 and HTC One M10 leak out before their official announcements, and now it’s the LG G5’s turn.

A pair of LG G5 images have surfaced thanks to Evan Blass. They give us a clear look at LG’s next flagship smartphone, which is expected to include a couple of new features over its predecessor. The first is its rear camera setup, which will reportedly offer both a traditional 16-megapixel sensor as well as a 135-degree wide-angle lens. In-between those two are said to be two flashes, an RGB sensor for autofocus and scene recognition, and a laser autofocus sensor for speedy focusing.


The other big rumored feature of the G5 is its Magic Slot. This feature will reportedly be accessed by removing the bottom piece of the G5, which will also give you access to its removable battery. You’ll then have the option of attaching modules to add functionality to the G5. One of the rumored modules is the LG Cam Plus, which adds a thicker area to improve your grip while capturing photos, some hardware camera controls like zoom and a shutter button, and an additional 1100mAh battery.

Other rumored specs of the G5 are largely what you’d expect from a new Android flagship in 2016. That includes a 5.3-inch 2560×1440 display, octa-core Snapdragon 820 processor, and a fingerprint reader. We’ve been told to expect 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM, as well.

The design of the G5 — the one shown in today’s leak, anyway — looks like a metal slab that I think it kind of resembles like the G3. The big draw with the G5 will be its rear camera setup and its Magic Slot, and it’ll be interesting to see how well both features work in the real world.

It’s also worth noting that there haven’t been any T-Mobile-specific leaks regarding the LG G5, but T-Mo has carried that past few LG G flagships, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the G5 make its way to Magenta as well.

Based on what we’ve seen and heard so far, are you interested in the LG G5?

Source: @evleaks

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  • patt

    dead link

    • jonathan3579

      Yep. Either he deleted it or you’re blocked like me.

      • besweeet

        Looks like it’s deleted. But I wonder how many people he actually has blocked. Sounds like at least 2 :D.

        • jonathan3579

          I had a little spat with him on Android Police not too long ago and he said over 200. I know a couple of people personally lol

        • jonathan3579

          Edit: Not trying to create anymore drama here.

        • x

          Look again, and you’ll see

        • thepanttherlady

          I deleted the comment as it’s only purpose was to cause problems here.

        • jonathan3579

          You’re a doll, thank you. I’m glad that you were able to see his true nature. Sorry you had to go through that trouble but that’s what he resorts to even when nobody said anything to him. I’ve edited out his reply in my comment above. :)

        • thepanttherlady

          I know who he is but don’t know him so I can’t speak for his “true nature”.

          I read every comment (when Disqus is behaving and sends me the notifications) so there isn’t any trouble involved. If people have beef with each other that’s their business, just don’t need the drama here. :)

        • jonathan3579

          Fair enough. I’ll just say that you did the site a great justice because it would not have stopped.

        • Matthew T Wagner

          makes the world go round.. #ToughenUp

      • patt

        Not blocked

    • x

      On the front it looks like the G4; the back is very different, grey and a… or you can go look for yourself, just go to the twitter account and you’ll find it.

  • x

    I would like to know if T-Mobile is gonna pick up the LG X Screen, X Cam or the K8. X Screen looks like a pretty good mid range phone.

  • StevenM

    3GB RAM on a 2016 flagship? Blah. No thanks.

    • Ascertion

      It is more than enough for most people, but if the competition is focusing on 4GB+, then so should LG. I expect this to be at a good price point, though.

  • brybry

    that’s an ugly looking phone


      That’s what I said when I saw it. That’s one ugly Nexus 5X

  • joemail

    thats an ugly phone… maybe i need to 7 reasons why ii should by glasses online. can someone give me one weird trick to make my toe nail fungus go away?

  • kgraham182

    These pics have to be fakes, no way LG will release a phone this ugly

    • Bryck

      Sorry to break it to you friend, but that is the real deal.

      • x

        I think, in part, it’s the bad lighting.

    • Matthew T Wagner

      NEW LG #UGLY #SamsungGalaxyS7 is where it’s at!!!

      • George Salcedo

        Samsung phones blow hard, they still using touchwiz?

        • MattPortland

          Yeah and it’s nice and smooth on my Note5.

      • xavier X

        Who cares what it looks like when most phones end up in a case anyway. I prefer function over form and Samsung lost me as a customer when they dropped the removable battery for a shiny metal case. If I wanted an iPhone I would have bought one.

  • I like it.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    I hope that’s a dummy version of the dummy phone or the first prototype. That thing is busted.

  • 5.3″? Non-starter. Was hoping for 5.7″+. Guess I’ll be waiting for the VG10 refresh with 820.

    • Nate

      I hear ya. I know it’s a hit on battery but I really prefer the larger screens. It’s about time to upgrade my Motorola Nexus 6 but I don’t want to go down in size.

      • riverhorse

        Both of you are spot on. I want 6″+++++±++++.

  • RLB63

    It looks wrong because the volume controls aren’t on the back

    • Calvin Williams

      They’re on the side now. People didn’t like having to pick the phone up to chance volume. Volume on the side allows you to change it face down or up.

      It’s just like how people don’t like having to pick the phone up to unlock it with the power button. Fortunately they made a nifty feature that allows you to double tap the screen to turn it on instead

      • x

        I control the volume in the notification menu; double tap to unlock the phone; and a tap on Soft Lock Screen app to lock the phone.

      • RLB63

        I grew to like it on the back.

  • Adam

    Earlier today, I was thinking of buying an iPhone to support Apple’s stance on liberty and privacy. Unfortunately for Apple, not having to clip on a lenses, removable battery and ability to buy flash memory at market rates turns out to be more important to me than a moral campus, so I am interested in the G5.

  • LGGG

    This is ugly.

  • mingkee

    Frankly, I’d stay with G4 and V10.

  • Irfan

    this is not LG G5 , 100% I challenge

    • Daniel A Kistler

      Why do you say that?

      • He’s only hoping. Probably because it’s pretty ugly.

  • x

    It’s the bad lighting. Check the LG X Cam, I think it’s gonna look something like that, with a different camera setup of course

  • MastarPete

    Wow, still can’t believe the magic slot is real.. WTF are they thinking? Especially with that Cam Plus attachment, why the hell didn’t they just make it hold an additional standard G5 battery for double the capacity! 1100mah isn’t worth the trade-off of breaking battery case compatibility to give the phone more camera like controls and feel. Plus the battery-in-slot design pretty much kills or at least restricts extended battery options.

    Makes me glad I grabbed a V10 and didn’t wait for this.

  • tranceformer978

    Hardware controls for digital zoom?

  • AS118

    I am interested in the G5, but I”m even more interested in getting the G4 at clearance prices when the G5 comes out.

  • Bklynman

    I am waiting for to see if they will getting G Flex 3.Since I have Jump 1,or maybe even for G4,like AS118 clearance price,right now still using The Note3,since I just paid off it,I can now start new eip with Jump,not sure I will those,I will not buy another $700 phone ever again,just not worth it,don’t care what brand it is.

  • steadymobb


  • Sushimane

    Pretty nice looking phone but I’m curious about that 3gb of ram? I know it’s rumored to be getting the snapdragon 820 but I wanna see 4gb.

  • Hideous.

  • AS118

    Hey, the G Stylo’s on sale for only $200 until the end of today on the T-mobile website, and there’s a sale on some other phones too, including the Note 5, S5, and the ZTE ZMax, although the S5 and Zmax are pre-owned, and they don’t have band 12 / XLTE.

    The Stylo and the Note 5 do have band 12 however. My guess is that they need to clear things out before the new phones come in. There’s a LG G Stylus 2 for instance, in addition to the LG G5.