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New sketches reveals new LG G5 design

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Jan 19, 2016 )    |    News

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The LG G5 is said to take a new direction with a significant change in its design philosophies. Many have already been sharing the words and images of the new LG G5 design, one of the most interesting leaks recently was from CNet Korea which came out earlier rendered the alleged handset with a new design that doesn’t completely follow with what the G series have started.

Now another leaked for the LG G5 design which shows a purported diagram of the handset seems to confirm earlier reports. Going for a slimmer profile, the G5 will have its volume rocker going back to the sides only leaving the power button on the rear which is said to double as a fingerprint sensor. Apart from this new design cues, the G5 will also be the first device in the LG G series to get dressed in full metal that will surely make things slimmer and even lighter to some degree.

From the sketches, the LG G5 measures at 149.4 x 73.9 x 8.2 mm a little taller but a bit narrower than the current LG G4. The screen on the upcoming handset is also said to sport a fraction taller than the G4 at 5.6-inches with QHD resolution with an edge-to-edge display feature as depicted on the image. Rumors then suggests that the LG flagship will be running on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and most likely with 4 GB of RAM. There would also be a 20 Megapixel camera on the back while the front stays happy with 8 Megapixel snapper.

LG is expected to unveil the new G5 at Mobile World Congress next month and that’s something new for LG given that their flagship devices usually went out at around the second quarter of the year in the past to compete with its rival Samsung. Samsung is also set to introduce their 2016 flagship and LG will leave their new G5 to directly compete with the Samsung Galaxy S7.