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LG reveals touch-enabled case for LG G5 flagship phone

By Katrina Canlas & Liu Hongzuo - on 11 Feb 2016, 8:16pm

LG reveals touch-enabled case for LG G5 flagship phone

The new Quick Cover for the LG G5. It will take after older Quick Covers for older phones.

Korean electronics giant LG unveils the LG G5’s Quick Cover phone case, which boasts more functionality compared to previous Quick Covers for older LG flagship smartphones. Looks like LG is really eager about their new flagship – announcing official accessories before the launch of their actual LG G5.

The LG G5’s Quick Cover will have the same touch function that was introduced on the LG K10’s Quick Cover View. The touch function will be on the G5 Quick Cover’s semi-transparent front mesh. It allows users to handle calls and alarm settings without opening the case.

The LG G5 Quick Cover is touch sensitive - you can control the phone without opening the front flap.

So far, we’ve learnt a couple of things from leaks and rumors about the LG G5 itself. It’s slated to carry the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. Other rumored features include, but are not limited to: a 20-megapixel rear camera module by Sony, a rear lens with dual lens setup and 135-degree wide angle capability, and a “Magic Slot”. The Magic Slot is a slot that lets users add modular hardware to the phone, such as cameras, physical keyboards, and audio amplifiers.

One interesting announcement is the implicit confirmation of the rumored Always On Display. Whether the display will be identical to the LG V10’s second screen format remains to be seen. From LG’s announcement:

The always-on display rumored to be a feature in the LG G5 allows users to check the time, date and notifications with the case cover closed.

Earlier this week, LG confirmed the official launch date of the LG G5 itself. It will be held on 21st February 2016 at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

Source: LG