We’re coming up on just a month away from LG’s MWC event, and while the company has yet to out and say “we’ll be there with the G5,” it’s sure been hinting strongly that could be a possibility, most recently with execs supposedly talking about plans for a flagship announcement. When we do finally see the G5 go official, what kind of design can we expect? A new leak attempts to give us maybe our best overview of the phone’s construction yet, showing a slim, tall build, that steps away from one of the most iconic G-series components.
Last month we took a look at a leak that painted the picture of a G5 with a horizontal camera oval above the rear-mounted volume/power combo (now with an integrated fingerprint scanner) that LG’s really taken to in recent years (right).
But then there was that rumor last week about an odd battery-door design that showed the G5 without any rear volume controls – just that power/fingerprint button. That very same look is back in today’s leak, moving the volume buttons to the phone’s side edge.
And really, while this new find doesn’t comment on that battery-access question, the consistency between this leak and that last one has us wondering if we’re finally on the right track.
As for the handset’s size, we pick up measurements of 149.4 x 73.9 x 8.2mm – slightly taller and narrower than the G4, while also coming in a bit thinner. At least, at its thickest, the G4 was the bigger phone, though the G5 may feel thicker in the hand if only due to the way it doesn’t taper so much towards the edges.
Is LG doing itself a disservice by stepping so far away from the G4 from a design perspective? Or does it only make sense at this point to give the G5 a look that’s all its own, offering shoppers a fresh alternative to Samsung and HTC’s upcoming flagships?