LG has confirmed that it will be revealing its next flagship smartphone, the LG G5, at Mobile World Congress this month. The company confirmed that the announcement will take place during its keynote address on 21 February through its Facebook account.
The LG G5 should be one of the more interesting smartphones to watch at MWC this year; if only because the rumours suggest that it will include an ‘accessory slot’. Nobody is actually sure what this feature will be used for, although it seems to indicate that the battery is user-replaceable. Aside from that, it could really be anything at this point.
Several leaked renders also indicate that the G5 is moving the volume buttons back to the side of the device, and could be possibly adding a secondary camera to the rear. Internally, the phone is likely to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 paired with 3GB of RAM; although few rumours have circulated about its specifications.
The lack of rumours about the LG G5 could allow the company to spring a few surprises; although gimmicks might not be enough for it to break Samsung and Apple’s stranglehold on the premium smartphone market. That being said, the accessory slot does look like it could contain some promise.