Renders allegedly show metal LG G5 with new way to remove battery
Want to know more about the LG G5? If this is the case, we’ve come across a new leak that you may be interested in. A leaked render allegedly reveals the device, plus a few more details.
Metal design with slide-out removable battery?
The renders above were created by CNet Korea‘s Matt Kim, which are “based upon a eyewitness testimony.” The renders mirror what we’ve been hearing in the past, which is a metal-clad LG G5.
We can also see changes in design. The LG G5 in the renders no longer features a rounded back and slightly curved design of the LG G4. Instead, it looks flat, thin, and comes with smoother edges. The volume buttons have also been moved from the back to the left side of the frame.
Apart from the changes in design, the LG G5 features a new way to access the battery. The problem with removable backs is that it isn’t ideal for metal construction. Reportedly, LG’s engineers tested various prototypes and came up with a drawer-like design that allows the LG G5 to be clad in metal and yet feature a removable battery. It did this by creating a slide-out mechanism for the battery. The drawer is also said to be more efficient in keeping out water and dust.
Although the renders above do make a lot of sense, we can’t verify if they show the real deal. This said, take them with a pinch of salt.
So far, we’ve learned from previous rumours that the LG G5 will feature a 5.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). It is also believed to feature Force Touch. A USB Type-C port is said to be on board, which allows faster data transfer, faster charging, and never having to worry about plugging in the cable the wrong way ever again. It is also said to feature a microSD card slot for additional storage options. The LG G5 is said to feature a dual rear-facing camera setup. The dual camera setup is said to consist of a 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel sensor. An 8-megapixel front-facing camera is said to be in charge of snapping selfies and video chat. Under the hood is said to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, coupled with 3 GB of RAM.
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