LG is revealing something ahead of MWC 2016. Is this the LG G5?


Mobile World Congress 2016 is happening next month and LG has sent out invites for its upcoming media event. Similar to Samsung’s tradition, LG is avoiding the busy MWC announcement week by holding the event a day earlier on 21st February.

Could this be their new LG G5 flagship?

The invitation doesn’t show much except for a “Jack in a box” and a caption “Play Begins”. This suggests that it could be a multimedia or a gaming powerhouse. Perhaps a new smartphone with front facing speakers? We can only hope. Their last flagship device, the LG V10 is quite an impressive smartphone with dual screens and dual front facing cameras.

For the new LG G5, speculations have pointed towards a unibody metal design, which means there probably won’t be a removable battery and microSD slot. The screen is purported to be a more compact 5.3 incher with Quad HD resolution and it is likely to run on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 processor with 3GB of RAM.

The secondary “ticker” display could be carried over to this new G5 flagship and the rear might come with a dual camera setup for extra depth of field features. It was also rumoured that LG might introduce a new MagicSlot that allow expansion of additional accessories. You can read up more on what to expect over here.

Nevertheless, we expect to see more leaks in the coming weeks leading up to the main event. Can LG beat Samsung in the flagship game this year? We’ll find out next month.



Alexander Wong