LG confirms G5 launch date set for February 21

by: Jimmy WestenbergFebruary 3, 2016
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LG G5 announcement

Unsurprisingly, LG has confirmed via Twitter that it will announce its upcoming G5 flagship on Sunday, February 21st (the same day as the Samsung Galaxy S7). LG previously sent out invitations to its press event that will take place at MWC 2016, and later confirmed to CNET that the G5 would be launching at that event. What exactly we’ll see at the event we’re not entirely sure, but we do have a few leaked specs and rumored features that we think will be present on the new device.

Thanks to our exclusive leak a few weeks ago, we know the LG G5 will come in a thinner, taller and wider package, along with a redesigned chassis. It’s expected to come with some notable goodies such as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 5.6-inch Quad HD display, an iris scanner, a secondary “ticker” display like what’s found on the LG V10, as well as a “Magic Slot” that can be used with different hardware accessories. Other reports have speculated the device could sport a 16MP rear camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage.

We won’t be entirely sure what the G5 will bring us until the 21st, so stay tuned as we bring you the best Android coverage at MWC 2016.

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  • Diego

    G5 or v11?
    anyone?

  • John Matthews

    I can’t get the thought out of my mind…The first pic on the left must have more than just the 5 to signify something….

  • Chris

    What happend to the g1 and g2? ? ? ? ? ? ?

    • “G1” is Optimus G, then they dropped the Optimus name for G2 which was phone of the year in 2013.

  • vampyren

    I love my G4 but I hate the limited 32GB even if I have SD. For me 64GB is minimum. Hopefully G5 will offer that.

    • Andrew White

      A good sd card 64gb or more (uhs-2)
      is now faster than internal flash memory.
      Worth considering for hassle-free media work.
      Hope LG retains this important feature.
      Goes hand in hand with great camera options and picture/video quality.
      Right now with my setup on the G4….hard to find fault.
      The G5….more info needed.

      • V-Phuc

        Just curious. As I’m considering to get a LG G4, I’m a bit concerned with the bootloop issue, in particular in buying the H815 (international version, no warranty). I read that a lot of phones affected by this issue were made prior to Sept 2015. When did you get yours? Internaltional or US carrier brand?

        • smokebomb

          I got mine from T-Mobile about a week after it launched in the U.S. I never experienced any issues with my G4. However, I only had it for six months (legacy JUMP ftw!).

      • vampyren

        Sadly most apps and games won’t work on SD. It’s good to have SD for data like photo and backup but for most things I need more than 32GB. Also i find SD to be unreliable. I always but the best models but they do fail. Just recently my Samsung SD failed and after a few days stated working. So internal memory is never a bad thing.

      • vampyren

        Problem is SD is not usable for games and apps. So again 32GB won’t do it, for me anyway.

  • Sanket

    The tweet is deleted