Leak shows LG G5's major design changes, dual cameras ahead of event

The LG G5 due to be announced on Sunday has been shown in full by a regular leaker.
Written by Jake Smith, Contributor
​Image via Evan Blass

Major design changes are coming to the LG G5, according to Evan Blass, a renowned mobile leaker who posted the images Friday on Twitter and then promptly took them down.

The leak of LG's next flagship comes before the device is expected to be announced on Sunday.

The leak shows the over-all design of the device, which is believed to be all metal to compete with the iPhone 6s and upcoming Galaxy S7. Furthermore, the rear camera setup is shown to have dual cameras, said to provide a 135-degree wide-angle lens view.

The other big feature expected to come to the LG G5 is its "Magic Slot". The feature is expected to connect high-end accessories, like cameras or a physical keyboard. LG has already confirmed the LG G5 will feature always-on capability.

Inside the LG G5 will feature a Snapdragon 820 CPU with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage, according to VentureBeat. Recent spy shots have hinted the device will feature USB-C for charging and data transfer, and the latest image leak on Friday shows a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device.

LG is expected to announce the LG G5 at its media event on February 21. The announcement could come ahead of Mobile World Congress next week, where Samsung and other competitors will show off their latest mobile plans.

There's no word on when the LG G5 will ship. A hit is desperately needed by LG's mobile division to turn a meaningful profit - something it hasn't done in a year.

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