Courtesy of the classified section of Dubai’s Dubizzle (think Criagslist) comes what appears to be the LG G5 in the flesh…well actually in a box to be specific:
The seller apparently claims (1) the device was imported from the USA, (2) is brand new, and (3) has a valid IMEI number according to the page listing which can be found here. Noticeably missing is the physical retail packaging, however as the device – if real – is likely to be a review unit or promotional item that has been supplied sans the final box. It is also unknown if the accessories are included (perhaps under the phone) or missing.
The seller is apparently asking AED 2,500, which is roughly $680, for the device. Curiously this is not much more than the final real-deal might sell for so if this is an authentic product, it would be potentially a good deal, especially given the promise of having it before anyone else does.
Curiously around the same time as this classified ad appeared on Dubizzle, so too did a separate one for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, both of which are significantly more expensive than this LG G5 offering.
Adding to the intrigue, the Galaxy S7 has also appeared on Dubizzle…
In recent weeks, details about the LG G5’s specs have become much more of an unknown “known” quantity. Thanks to a Venture Beatpost from legendary leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks), the phone is supposed to have a 5.3-inch LCD display, which would make it slightly smaller than the 5.5-inch screen of the G4. The phone is said to have the same “ticker” display secondary screen that was made famous in the V10 and have a resolution of 160 X 1040 pixels.
The LG G5 will be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 processor, the same chip that will power the Galaxy S7 (some variants). The silicon is based on a smaller, more efficient process and features Qualcomm’s customized Kryo CPU cores and a high octane GPU, thus it is expected to be quite powerful, though hopefully not as “hot” as last year’s chip. The Snapdragon 820 will be paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and customers will be pleased to know that, despite having a metal body, a microSD card slot will be present.
As today’s leak seemingly confirms, the G5 will allegedly use a dual camera arrangement on the rear of the device, taking inspiration from the dual front cameras present on the V10. With dual cameras you can compose very wide shots as well as other potential software magic.
The battery is supposedly going to be smaller than last year’s model: just 2,800mAh as opposed to the G4’s 3,000mAh. The device is expected to have Quick Charge support, wireless charging support, and via the Magic Slot, a replaceable battery:
Other noteworthy features rumored include an IR blaster mounted at the top, a USB Type C port, and a speaker mounted on the bottom of the phone. A high resolution audio chip is likely to be present.
Like the Galaxy S7, the LG G5 will support advanced uplink carrier aggregation technology currently being deployed by SK Telecom in South Korea. This will allow users in markets that support this technology to enjoy better connectivity for applications like video calling thanks to the presence of increased upload speeds.
With this latest – and possibly greatest – leak comes an almost sure-fire guarantee that the various leaked images contained in the spec part of this story do indeed match up. Of course nothing is truly official until LG itself makes it so come Sunday, so to be on the safe side make sure the salt shaker is sufficiently iodized.
With that said, we want to hear your thoughts! Do these new leaked images look legitimate? Is the seller asking too little for the potential privlidge of being the first in the world to own the phone? Leave us yout thoughts in the comments section below!