Images Of Camouflaged LG G5 Prototype Appear In The Wild


The rumor mill has been churning out many reports regarding LG's next flagship smartphone, the LG G5.

The smartphone is expected to be launched at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, which will start on Feb. 22 in Barcelona.

LG has sent out official press invites to an event which will be held a day before the opening of MWC 2016. While the smartphone's predecessor, the LG G4, was not unveiled in MWC 2015, the press invites highly increases the chance that the LG G5 will be announced at MWC 2016.

As the unveiling date of the LG G5 draws near, the rumor mill continues to churn as a source has sent pictures to Android news website Droid Life which feature what the sender claimed to be the first look at the LG G5.

The pictures show a smartphone that has been placed within a dummy box to hide its true identity as it undergoes testing with only the display, camera and fingerprint sensor shown. There are no signs to undoubtedly confirm that the device is the LG G5, but it looks very similar to a picture posted on Reddit just over one month ago that was also claimed to be the LG G5 in a dummy box.

From what can be seen in the images, the smartphone falls in line with the diagrams of the LG G5 that were leaked just last week. The diagrams confirmed the new design, dimensions and button placements for the upcoming flagship device.

A "not for sale" sticker can be seen in the upper right part of the smartphone's front, which would indicate the device in the dummy box is a prototype. In addition, if the images are indeed that of the LG G5, the smartphone would be confirmed to feature a USB Type-C connector.

In addition to the USB Type-C connector at the bottom of the device, the microphone can be seen, along with the speaker which comes with three rectangular cut-outs.

The back of the smartphone features a unique camera module and a fingerprint sensor while the front of the smartphone reveals the front-facing camera and what is said to be a 5.3-inch display for the LG G5.

Is this really the LG G5? Unfortunately, there is no way to make sure. As of now, the world awaits LG's confirmation of the LG G5, which is supposedly just a month away.

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