Crazy LG invites tease G5 unveiling on February 21

The G5 is coming. Photo: LG

The G5 is coming. Photo: LG

Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S7 won’t be the only new smartphone we get from Mobile World Congress on February 21. These crazy invites from LG confirm it will announce its new G5 smartphone on the very same day.

The G5 is expected to be a big upgrade over the G4, with a more premium design that features a unique removable bottom lip behind which you’ll find its removable battery and microSD card slot.

The device will likely pack Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 processor, too, plus 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, an improved rear-facing camera, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed.


Some rumors have also suggested LG will switch to OLED displays for the G5, which could explain its brightly-colored invitations carrying the “Come meet new friends on the playground” slogan. I have no idea what else it could be hinting at.

We’ll find out more on February 21, of course, but this much is clear: The G5 will need to be pretty special if it wants to take on the Galaxy S7, which is expected to be an even better version of the Galaxy S6, one of the best devices of 2015.