Motorola seems to be bullish on modularity. The company’s Moto Z line of smartphones support a series of MotoMods that snap onto the back to add high-quality speakers, projectors, extra battery life, and other features. More MotoMods are on the way, and the company is encouraging hardware hackers to design their own.
But before the Moto Z launched, there was the LG G5. It also has a sort-of modular design, thanks to a slot on the bottom of the phone that allows you to slide out the battery and/or insert add-ons including a Cam Plus camera grip.
It looks like LG may not be including that modular slot in its next phone, though.
MySmartPrice and @OnLeaks have published images that are said to be based on the factory designs for the upcoming phone, and while it’s a nice looking device with dual rear cameras, a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, and a USB Type-C port, but no modular components, which means some LG G5 accessories probably won’t work with the LG G6.
The phone is said to have a 5.3 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, a dual-tone LED flash, and a headphone jack.
We’ll probably have to wait until at least February to find out if these leaked images are legitimate. That’s when the annual Mobile World Congress show takes place, and LG used that event to launch the G5 in 2016.
via Android Police