Earlier today, LG sent out its media invitations for this years event that will be held at MWC 2016, in Barcelona. The event, titled “Play Begins”, will be held on the official Sunday press day, before MWC officially begins on Monday, February 22.
As confirmed by LG, the event will be where it reveals its next flagship device, the LG G5, but the announcement of the device at such an early date comes as a bit of a surprise, considering both the LG G3 and G4 were announced in May. This could be partly due to worse than expected sales of the G4 and because of the company’s intention to announce the V10’s successor in the fall.
The latest rumours state that LG will finally adopt an all-metal design, with very significant design changes from the LG G4. Along with this, an iris scanner is expected, as well as a fingerprint sensor, a secondary display, much like the V10’s. The latest rumour is perhaps one of the most interesting one’s though. There’s a chance the G5 will still retain its removable battery, while featuring a unibody build. The way this would be achieved is by having a slot placed on the bottom of the device, allowing the user to slot the battery in and out of the body. If this rumour turns out to be accurate, it proves LG’s commitment to its consumers needs, and, if it is well received, we may see other manufacturers adopting this solution in future devices, most likely Samsung.
As seen on the render to the left, there may be another big change coming to LG’s device. It appears as though LG will be moving the volume and power buttons back to the sides of the device, a big change for the company’s design philosophy, considering they have been placed on the back of it’s G line since the LG G2.
Aside from these rumoured features, a dual sensor 16MP camera is expected on the rear, allowing for wide-angle photos, and an 8MP selfie sensor is expected on the front. Also expected is a Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM and a Quad-HD display, most likely a 5.5-inch one.
If all the rumours turn out to be true, LG could find themselves with possibly the best handset on the market in 2016. What do you think of all the rumours? Let us know in the comments below!