Apparently the LG G5 has been spectacularly leaked just a few days before it is due to be officially unveiled on 21st February as someone has put what is allegedly the actual LG G5 smartphone on sale on Dubai e-commerce website Dubizzle.
Sketchy name aside, the pictures look pretty legit if you’re asking us. Pretty legit and unfortunately pretty ugly as well.
Based on a report by PhoneArena, who believe this phone to be the real deal, someone had allegedly got their hands on an imported LG G5 unit from the USA and has put it up for sale on Dubizzle — which is like the Craigslist of Dubai. The “G5” is on sale for AED2500 (around RM2,840) and apparently comes with a valid IMEI and is still in its original packaging.
The device is listed as “brand new” and “perfect inside and out”, which is unsurprising if this device is the real deal. In fact, they should have labeled it “so new, it’s not even launched yet!”.
Speaking of the camera unit, there have been rumours floating around that the device will feature a rear dual-camera setup on the back. Although people were on the fence about whether this would actually be the case, if this leaked device is the real deal then we could very well have confirmation that it does indeed run on a dual-camera setup.
What’s more, at the bottom there looks to be the “cap” that allows for the G5 to have a removable battery and a full-metal unibody at the same time. But, there is no way of confirming this based on the images we have.
While this is all interesting, it is also a little disheartening as the LG G5 looks to be one ugly smartphone. Of course, taste differs based on the individual, but LOOK at it. It looks like someone dropped the electrical components in a Playdough mix and thought “hey, that looks pretty good” then stuck with the design.
In any case, we will find out whether this is actually the device come 21st of February when it officially launches. Stay tuned to SoyaCincau.com as we will be there covering the event live. If you want to brush up on the other rumoured specifications of this device, be sure to check out our coverage of the LG G5 here.
What do you guys think of this leak? Legit? Fake? Ugly? Let us know in the comments section below.