LG in a rather unorthodox move on Thursday unveiled the LG G5's Quick Cover case ahead of the launch of the LG G5 handset itself. The smartphone will be launched at the company's pre-MWC 2016 keynote event on February 21. As per the company, the LG Quick Cover offers all the advantages of previous cover cases but with some more features. It will be showcased at the MWC 2016.
The semi-transparent mesh cover case borrows the touch function we recently saw on the LG K10 Quick Cover View. The function will let users take calls and control alarm settings without opening the cover fully. Also visible is the date, time and notifications on the smartphone's Always-on Display, even when the cover is closed.
LG added that it has incorporated a 'unique' film with a glossy metallic finish to enhance the look and feel of the cover as well. Unlike the previous LG Quick Cover cases, the upcoming LG G5 cover case sports a rectangular window instead of a circle.
In related news, the LG G5 smartphone has purportedly passed the Geekbench benchmarking website, revealing some information about its innards. As per the benchmark results of a smartphone codenamed LGE LG-F700S (thought to be 'S' for SK Telecom variant), the G5 is expected to run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and house Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with 4GB RAM. The handset got 2248 score and 5061 score in single and multi-core segments.
Based on earlier leaks, the LG G5 is said to pack a dual rear camera setup. The G5 is also rumoured to sport a 16-megapixel rear camera with 135-degree wide-angle view. The handset is said to feature a ticker display, like the one we saw on the LG V10.
Some of the other details tipped include a 5.3-inch QHD display; presence of 'Magic Slot', which is said to be linked with some kind of hardware expansion; ticker display feature, and 32GB of inbuilt storage.