Jan 18th, 2016

We’re barreling toward LG’s big Mobile World Congress event, and the expected guest of honor — the LG G5 (whose model number of H830 was recently revealed in a user agent profile) — can’t stop leaking out. Another new leak today gives us a look at the device’s external diagram in the form of a wireframe drawing.

The diagram doesn’t show us a ton, but we do get confirmation that the device’s rear-facing buttons have been moved to the side to make room for a fingerprint sensor on the back. Oddly enough, we can only see one set of buttons overall, something that may indicate the fingerprint sensor will double as a power button. That, or they’ve done a really nice job making the power button flush enough to not show up in multiple leaks. We’ll go with the former possibility.


The leak also reveals the device’s dimensions of 149.4 x 73.9 x 8.2mm, which means it’ll be noticeably thinner than the LG G4 (which was a respectable 9.8mm thin). LG had to make some quirky design decisions to account for the thinner profile, though, such as making the user-replaceable battery slide out from the bottom instead of exposing it by popping off its rear cover. 

While the leak didn’t give anything else new to talk about, we already know a great deal thanks to previous rumors. Here’s what LG is said to be bringing to the table:

  • 5.3-inch Quad HD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16MP + 8MP rear cameras
  • 8MP front facing camera
  • Full metal body
  • Heart rate sensor and laser auto focus on back
  • Micro SD card and SIM slot on the right
  • IR blaster up top
  • Bottom facing speaker
  • USB Type-C

This is definitely sounding like a device worthy of stealing thunder from the Samsung Galaxy S7, but we’ll have to wait for the official reveal to see how everything takes form.

[via Android Authority]

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