LG pulls an LG, launches G5 smart cover ahead of the G5

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 11, 2016
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_LG Quick Cover Case 3[2]

In an industry where secrecy is the norm, LG is something of a contrarian. The Korean company likes to trickle out details of its upcoming flagships days, sometimes even weeks, in advance, and the LG G5 is no exception.

The latest tidbit that LG is revealing about the G5 is a smart cover that’s “answering the age old question – what came first, the smartphone or the cover?”

Metaphor abuse aside, LG’s Quick Cover is “designed specifically” for the upcoming G5 and comes with features like touch functionality that allows the user to take calls or silence alarms without opening the cover.

_LG Quick Cover Case 4[2]

The LG G5 Quick Cover features a semitransparent mesh cover, resembling the concept of HTC’s Dot View cover for the M series. The cover “incorporates a unique film with a glossy metallic finish to enhance the smooth and luxurious look and feel of the cover.” This finish is said to match the design of the phone, a silent confirmation of the rumors putting a metallic unibody on the G5.

We are positive that LG will let go of more details about the G5 over the next days, but there are some aspects that will remained unconfirmed until the February 21 launch date. Worry not, your curiosity can be satiated in our comprehensive LG G5 rumor roundup.

  • Evan

    So…it’s a case with a cover. But you can touch through the cover. And
    this is somehow better than just not having a cover, because…???

    • Me

      Because it protects the screen… Kind of obvious there buddy…

      • Jason Wilson

        lol

  • steadymobb

    I hate how these cases just flop open. Put on a magnet!

  • Rick_Deckard

    I love my LG G4, it has a fantastic camera… However, my next phone should be a Sony or Samsung… My G4’s Display got burn-in in less than 7 months…

    • Wait, isn’t that a LCD screen?

    • Kody

      What?

    • Iz3man

      I’d say avoid Sony.. For all the crap Sammy gets, they make nice tech..

    • Garrett Lee Reyman

      Ummm… Lcd’s don’t get burn in…

      • Rick_Deckard

        Well… go and Google it…

    • vince1228

      I love my G4 as well especially with the extra battery and charger. But i agree with u on a sony as possibly my next phone.(z6 ultra) i just dont think i can get another Sammy. But im really looking forward to seeing what sony brings during this crucial time of their mobile department.

  • jasonlowr

    Looks like samsung s-view cover + clear view cover. Lg the copy cat is at its best.

    • Iz3man

      Not sure you. Are sense… OK they took the idea of the clear view, but they also too the idea of their own windowed cover.. Also what else did lg ever copy.. The real leather back of the g4? The rear button placement?? Oh I know, the slight curve of the screen from the Galaxy nexus.

      No buddy, lg, out of all the oems has been copying the least.

  • Robin George

    Lg we love u

  • b37

    “…some aspects that will remain* unconfirmed..”

  • McHale72

    “answering the age old question – what came first, the smartphone or the cover?”

    Um… huh?

    • Iz3man

      There was a manuscript back in the 1200s that asked this and other philosophical questions..

  • peerpressure

    Loving the cover. Just hope that it does have a magnet on the side to keep it closed.