LG G5 will Reportedly Feature a Slide-Out Battery and Metal Body


We have already heard a few rumors about the LG G5. One of the most prominent rumors regarding the G5 is that it will feature an all-metal body. A new report out of CNET Korea suggests that the G5 will see an even more dramatic overhaul from it’s predecessor the LG G4. In addition to the all-metal body, the article suggests that the phone will use a modular design with a slide-out battery compartment. Over the past year we’ve noticed a trend of all-metal phones that do not have removable batteries, one of the chief complains about these phones despite their beautiful sleek design. If this report is true, LG may finally have a solution to combining form and function in the battery department.

In addition to the modular design, CNET suggests that the phone will feature the Snapdragon 820, dual-cameras (front and rear), and a fingerprint scanner. From the mock up we can see that the LG is also moving away from volume buttons on the back, although the power button will apparently remain in that location. While some believe LG will introduce the G5 at their MWC press conference, it still seems a bit early to me. I would look for the G5 to make an appearance in April or May, perhaps a bit earlier than last year to compete more directly with the Galaxy S7.

Do these new features for the G5 look worthy of an upgrade to you? I would sure love to have a metal build with a removable battery.

Source: CNET Korea 

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Jeff Springer

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