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Tipster Claims LG G5 Will Sport A 2,800mAh Removable Battery

February 19, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

The LG G5 has been leaking out for a long time now, and the leaks have been extremely frequent in the last couple of weeks. The device renders have leaked out twice yesterday, and the phone’s alleged removable battery has also leaked in a real life image. That being said, the LG G5 will be announced tomorrow during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, and we actually stumbled upon some additional battery info, read on.

One of the two renders that leaked yesterday were shared by Evan Blass aka @evleaks, a rather well-known tipster. The tipster didn’t really share any additional info along with that image, at least not at first. As a response to one of the battery questions asked by his Twitter followers, the tipster said that the LG G5 will ship with a 2,800mAh removable battery. This essentially confirms the previous leaks and rumors we’ve seen, and if those are to be believed, the LG G5 will have a rather unique system in place. You won’t exactly need to remove the phone’s back cover in order to swap its battery, but remove its ‘chin’ below the display, as yesterday’s image shown us. You will be able to upgrade the 2,800mAh unit that will ship with the device, of course.

According to various rumors we’ve seen thus far, the LG G5 will ship with a 5.3-inch QHD (2560 x 1440), while it will also sport a secondary, ticker display, much like the LG V10. The LG G5 will be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC, along with an Adreno 530 GPU for graphics. The phone will ship with either 3 or 4GB of RAM, and various internal storage variants will be available. The microSD card expansion will also be a part of this package, according to leaks, and a fingerprint scanner will be placed below the rear-facing camera snapper. Speaking of which, LG G5 is expected to ship with a dual 16-megapixel OIS rear-facing camera, and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. The device will offer 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow will come out of the box, with LG’s custom UI available on top of it. The device will be announced tomorrow at 2 PM CET, so stay tuned for that.

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