LG is one of a handful of companies poised to show off new devices at the upcoming Mobile World Congress event at the end of this month, and confirmed to be announced is LG’s 2016 flagship device, the LG G5, the successor to last year’s LG G4. While the actual design of the LG G5 is not yet known, a number of leaks and concepts have already surfaced including some newly leaked images from today which show off some third-party cases for the device that are listed at online merchant Amazon. While the cases themselves may not excite too much, they do reveal potential designs for various aspects of the LG G5, like the rear-facing camera setup that LG could be looking to employ on this year’s phone.
Based on the leaked case images, LG is looking to have what appears to be a dual camera setup on the back, with one small and one larger lens on either side of the dual LED flash. Instead of a setup like previous devices where the rear-facing camera and flash sat in a vertical line, this year LG may be switching things up and using a horizontal placement for the cameras and flash, as well as the laser auto-focus that they’ve included in their last two flagship phones.
Aside from the rear camera placement the cases reveal a hole for a fingerprint sensor on the back similar to the way it looks on the LG Nexus 5X, and what’s interesting is that in a few of the images the rear camera setup is slightly different than what’s described above, having the same vertical placement but with a different arrangement order for the camera lenses and LED flash. Those same images reveal a front facing camera lens that sits directly in the middle of the top part of the phone, with the sensors on either side of it, and what may or may not be dual stereo speakers on the front. Volume rocker buttons look to sit on the left of the phone according to the case images, and it’s possible with no real clearly visible spot for the power button that LG may end up leaving it on the back like previous generation G devices, likely in the same place as the fingerprint reader so those two functions could end up in the same spot.