New year, new tech, and already we’re seeing a torrent of leaks and rumours circulating online revealing information about this year’s upcoming flagships. The latest is for LG’s upcoming device, presumably the LG G5, which unlike previous models, will look radically different.

We’ve already had a supposed leak of the LG G5 which revealed that LG may be going in a different design direction for their next flagship, and today’s leak backs up that claim.

In an effort to compete with Samsung, who is set to unveil the Galaxy S7 at MWC next month, LG is hoping their flagship will turn some heads as they’re also rumoured to be revealing the LG G5 there.

For the past few years LG has opted for a similar design for all of its flagships, notably the devices power and volume buttons have been located on the back of the device rather than the side. This time around however, things have been moved to the side, with a fingerprint sensor sitting on the back where the buttons used to be located.

LG G5 diagram

A new leaked diagram shows the LG G5 from all angles revealing that LG may opt for a fully metallic build this time around. The volume buttons have however moved to the side of the device, a first for LG since the Optimus G from 2012. The power button does however remain on the back, but will be part of a fingerprint sensor.

There’s also a single speaker on the device located at the bottom, with the headphone jack this time located at the top. Interestingly, the bottom of the device has what appears to be a cutout, separating a section at the bottom of the device from the rest of the phone, which could match up with rumours that LG will still offer a removable battery, but with a very interesting mechanic.


Other rumours suggest that the LG G5 will feature a 5.6-inch QWD touchscreen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, and a 20 megapixel rear camera, with an 8 megapixel front facing camera.

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