Best LG G5 pics to date leak: say hello to LG’s next flagship

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Do you remember the first time you got to see the LG G5? The first image that looked like the real thing landed all the way back in December, and while it doesn’t seem that we’re going get the rear volume controls that pic appeared to imply (or was that just the effect of a case cutout?) the dual-lens camera we’ve come to associate with the G5 was very much present. In the weeks since we’ve seen no shortage of additional leaked pics, schematics, and renders, culminating in some of best imagery arriving earlier this month. That’s included both official LG shots of the G5 in a case (obscuring much of the hardware) and our first look at the phone’s face, courtesy of new hands-on pics. As we wait for Sunday’s launch event, we’re checking out a new pair of some of the highest-quality G5 images we’ve seen surface yet.

There’s not much in the way of surprises from the above pics, but they sure do show the G5, clear as day. As we’ve long suspected, and a leak overnight helped us confirm, the phone’s bottom “chin” is going to pop off to give us access to its battery, while also allowing for the attachment of various Magic Slot accessories.

While this is just the latest in a flurry of MWC-related leaks from Evan Blass leading up to next week’s expo, it may well be the last we see for a good while. Shortly after releasing the G5 pics above he posted a frustrated message in response to online criticism, telling us we won’t be seeing any more leaks for a while. Right around the same time, he deleted the tweet containing the G5 pics. So, congratulations to those jerks complaining about getting early info about unreleased smartphones, but not exactly the info or pics they were hoping for: you just ruined it for everyone.

Update: Turns out you can’t keep a good leaker down, and Blass is back already with a new G5 shot:

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Source: Evan Blass 1 (deleted), 2 (Twitter)

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!