The LG G4 is a decent smartphone, and that’s about all that can be said about it. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the device was met with lukewarm responses from critics and customers alike, but LG must have learned from its mistake, because we’ve been hearing some crazy rumors about the device’s successor. According to a report from last month, the LG G5 will actually feature a semi-modular design and a unique button arrangement, and will be one of two flagship smartphones that LG releases this year. We won’t know if the former rumor is true until the LG G5 is actually announced, but we won’t have to wait that long to find out, because LG tweeted on Wednesday that it’ll be unveiling the smartphone at the Mobile World Congress on February 21st.
There has been lots of talk over the last few weeks regarding the next upcoming event, MWC, which is due to take place in Barcelona. While a sheer majority of the talks revolve around Samsung and the expected arrival of the Galaxy S7, they will not bet the only company in attendance or releasing a new smartphone, or even, releasing a new flagship smartphone for that matter. Earlier this month, LG did begin sending out invites to their MWC event and those invited came with the “Play Begins” tagline. Not to mention, reports also detailed that LG would be unveiling a “major smartphone” at the event. All of this, of course, did immediately point to LG unveiling the next in line G smartphone, the LG G5. Although, that did seem to be a little up in the air with no real or firm confirmation coming through. In fact, some reports over the last few weeks have suggested that what is supposed to be the LG G5, might not be called the G5 anymore. That however, now looks not to be the case. LG has just began teasing their MWC press event which is scheduled for Feb 21st and the teaser shown above does clearly note that the LG G5 will be in attendance. In fact, the new teaser comes clearly touting that Feb 21st as “LG G5 Day”. As this is the same day that Samsung are expected to be announcing the Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge), it can’t be helped to believe that there is a small statement being made with the “LG G5 Day” remark. Either way, LG does now seem to have confirmed that come Feb 21st, along with the Galaxy S7, we will also be seeing the latest G series smartphone from LG being unveiled.