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LG G5 to Launch at 2016 Mobile World Congress: What to Expect [Details]

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The LG G5 phone is coming a day prior to the highly anticipated Mobile World Congress (MWC) and many are psyched to see if the company indeed built it with the rumored "Magic Slot."

According to Techno Buffalo, the Korean company has revealed its plans to launch their new flagship phone via a Tweet.

While the post appears to have been removed prior to the writing of this article, the tweet featured in the outlet's February 3 report appears to identify February 21st as the scheduled release date of the new smartphone.

The tech news outlet further noted that aside from revealing the date of the launch, the cited tweet also highlights the photo-snapping capabilities, which presumably have been improved.

"The Korean company confirmed the date through its social media channels on Wednesday, making some not-so-subtle references that photography will be a major focal point," the report read, adding that invitations were also sent out to members of the media.

Aside from Twitter, LG also posted over Facebook, claiming that it is "time for some play," directly mentioning the host for this year's MWC and the same date -- February 21st.

Time for some play! With new friend comes new fun.Excitement begins at Barcelona on February 21st.#LG #LGG5 #G5

Posted by LG Mobile on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

However, this does not give any clue on whether or not the new flagship device will sport the so-called "Magic Slot" that is rumored to be a new feature in G5.

According to rumors circulating this January cited by The Verge, the LG's new flagship phone will sport a never-before-seen design that includes a new accessory slot at the bottom of the device.

First revealed by tech leaker Evan Blass of Venture Beat, the new 5.3-inch device is rumored to boast a hardware expansion feature, thanks to the "Magic Slot," where hardware modules will presumably be attached.

Apparently, this Magic Slot will allow users to "add" different types of hardware, like cameras (action, 360 VR, or "party") as well as an audio amplifier or a physical keyboard.

It is also said to sport a dual display with the same 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution, the second one which is called the "ticker," according to Evan Blass. It appears to be similar to that of the larger 5.7-inch V10.

See image posted over Twitter below.

Furthermore, Venture Beat claims that the new LG phone will feature dual-lens cameras, both in front and in the back, allowing snappers to capture clear wide-angle shots at about 135 degrees.

Like its predecessor, the G5 will be powered by a 3GB RAM and 32GB worth of internal storage, matched with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and Android Marshmallow.

What do you think of this new phone? Tell us via the comments section below.

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