LG V5 leaks, but it’s likely not what you think it is

The LG V series is special: it’s a bit like Samsung’s Galaxy Note series – it might not have the stylus, but it is a display of performance power and innovative ideas, unlike any other phone by the company.

It’s also LG’s most expensive series.

Well, prepare for a surprise: a phone going by the name LG V5 in rumors has leaked out in its entirety, courtesy of leakster @onleaks.

The LG V5 does indeed look like a run-of-the-mill device: it even uses a microUSB port for charging, a thing that would seem more and more like a relic in 2017 when most top-end Android phones ship with USB-C.

There is a slight twist to the design: notice how the back plate slides towards one edge, and that should be the signature design element to make the V5 stand out in a crowded space of mid-range phones.

There’s a fingerprint scanner on the back as well, a first for an LG mid-ranger and there are the dimensions of the phone as well: 148.65 x 75.30 x 7.5/8 mm (the top is a bit thicker than the bottom).

Those dimensions suggest we are looking at a phone with around 5.3″ to 5.5″ screen diagonal.