Although we’ve only heard whispers and rumors leading up to the LG G5’s release, the lack of an official announcement and spec sheet means that we really haven’t had anything solid to lean on. One way that the LG G5 is rumored to deviate from the G4 is that the volume and power buttons are rumored to appear on the device’s side.
Those of you who are thinking this sounds perfectly normal must have missed the last several entries in LG’s smartphone listing. In a controversial move, the LG G2 and G3 ditched the traditional side buttons and relocated them all to the back of the device. Responses to this change were mixed, but it certainly set the smartphones apart both stylistically and functionally. Some believed this placement would become something of a signature LG move, and it continued to be implemented all the way up through the G4 and the V10. However, word on the street is that the G5 will be sheepishly returning to the conventional side placement, and a brand new ArmourDillo protective case seems to confirm this.
The case, which looks delightfully rugged and somewhat tire-tread-esque, seems like a pretty solid case for the as of yet unreleased LG flagship. What’s most interesting about it to us, however, is that it seems to reveal some officially unreleased specs regarding the G5. It’s plain to see that the case is designed to support power and volume buttons on the side, with only the fingerprint reader remaining on the back. Seems like this rumor can pretty much be put to bed.
So yes, barring some colossal design error on the part of ArmourDillo, it looks like we have at least one more particularly solid bit of information about the LG G5. We’re looking forward to the official unveiling, which is expected to go down just before MWC 2016. The flagship smartphone is expected to be officially announced alongside its competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S7, on Sunday, February 21, 2015.
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