Here's Hoping the LG G5 is a Lot Better-Looking Than its Predecessors

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

The only thing that put me off buying the LG G3 and LG G4 was looks. Both smartphones were -- and still are -- excellent, offering both a terrific user experience and great value for money, but I just didn’t warm to them from an aesthetic point of view.

Promisingly, we've heard fresh gossip suggesting that the company’s design department is set to shake things up with the LG G5. The smartphone, which is expected to land at MWC, is rumoured to be an all-metal number, which should catch the eye of basic so-and-sos like me.

There’s also talk that it’ll be slightly narrower and taller than the G4, coming in at 149.4 x 73.9 x 8.2mm, rather than 148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8mm. It looks like the G5 will feature side-mounted volume keys and a rear-mounted power button too, which will represent a departure from the LG norm. If the images above really do show off the G5, there’ll also be a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top edge, and a single speaker on the bottom.

Previous chatter points at the inclusion of a 5.6-inch, QHD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, a 21-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie sensor. There’s also talk of a ticker-like display, like the one on the LG V10. [IBT]

Want more updates from Gizmodo UK? Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.