LG G5 Leaked Image Suggests Battery That Replaces Like a Gun Magazine

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    We are skeptical about this one, but it's intriguing enough to get our attention. The above image is supposedly a rendering from leaked intel regarding the LG G5. Despite the thinness and overall aesthetic of the design, the most unusual thing of note is the unique way the battery is replaced.

    As you can see from the image, the bottom of the phone pops off and the battery slides out, similar to the magazine of a semi-automatic handgun. If this is legit, it would be the most unique way we have ever seen to change a battery on a smartphone. Of course, we cannot attest to how useful or practical it will be, but there might be some advantages. The modularity of it reminds us a tiny bit of Google's Project Ara.

    Finally, to go along with this leaked render, we have a few internal hardware details that were shared:
    • 5.3-inch QHD display - with a V10-like ticker display
    • Snapdragon 820 chipset
    • 16-megapixel/8-megapixel dual rear camera (this seems unusual as well)
    What do you folks think? Could LG be pushing the envelope on smartphone innovation in new and crazy ways?

    Here's our dedicated LG G5 section for further discussion: LG G5

    Source: CNET Korea
     
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    Hmmmm, I could go with that. Now would we have to regi...... never mind I'll avoid that question.

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    Only if it holds 10 hours charge or more @pc747
     
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    That would be a gun "magazine" not "clip".
    A clip is used to re-load but is not inserted into the rifle/pistol itself.
    Pet peeve of mine is when people call the magazine that holds bullets a "clip".
     
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    Kinda cool to have a battery that can be replaced very similarly to changing out an sd card.
    I wasn't in favor of the buttons on the back change LG until owning a G2 so I'm much more open minded about this change.

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    I heard it's a special battery that is used for a micro phase inducted burst laser at the top... they want us to be able to change our magazines as quickly as possible for the upcoming AI/robot wars.
     
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    Someone else that gets it. YES!!!!!
     
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    The clip/magazine thing bugs me to no end! LOL

    I cringe every time someone says clip, as that means yet another American whose gun education begins and ends with a Lethal Weapon movie... haha
     
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    I agree that this is very unique and would be cool to see it come to life.

    Also, what ever happened to Project Ara? I really never thought it would come to fruition. Is it still ongoing?
     
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