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LG to ditch the back buttons with the upcoming G5 flagship

LG G5

The #LGG5 flagship is all set for an announcement on the 21st of February. Ahead of its release, we’re getting some vital information on the design of the smartphone. A new press render accessed by Android Authority has revealed that the smartphone will not have the iconic rear buttons, with the company opting to use them on the side instead. This is welcome news as the rear buttons have barely received any love from the customers over three iterations of LG’s flagships (starting with the G2).

The fingerprint scanner remains on the back though, which we saw with the LG V10 as well. Strangely enough, we cannot locate the power button on these renderings, so it’s likely that the fingerprint scanner on the back is also a hardware key that can be used to activate the display. The onscreen buttons should handle the rest of the UI tasks comfortably.

By the looks of it, we feel like LG has made some clever decisions with regards to the design. We recently spoke about a removable battery unit that would slide out of the device from the bottom. This has also been partially confirmed thanks to this leaked render.

Via: Android Authority