At the end of 2015 we saw a rumor claiming that the LG G5 has a hardware expansion slot. It was not clear what could be done with this slot, but it has been alleged by the name of Magic Slot. We can imagine that the company selling modules to add new features or improve the standard device quality as a professional audio chip or a more powerful image processor, for example.
Now we have more details that reinforce this slot may actually be one of the great advantages of the LG G5. The new source also reinforces other previous rumor: that the battery will continue to be removable even with the company’s new flagship bringing a body made of metal with a premium finish. It commented that at the bottom there will be a small sliding door that gives access to the battery compartment and also the slot for expansion.
That would be really possible? Technically, yes. But we have to see how the LG engineers will do to make this slot is not open accidentally when handling the smartphone causing the battery to be expelled from the compartment. Also, does the battery and this Magic Slot will be a component alone? This would facilitate the design, reducing costs, but would also limit plans that the company may have for this novelty.
Other expected changes for the new flagship of LG are in the back of the hardware buttons for volume control for the appliance side. Since the G2, launched in 2013, South Korea has been selling the idea to have all the buttons on the back offer a more natural usability. However, according to The Verge, really we can expect the LG G5 only the power button remains on the back below the camera, bringing a built-in biometric sensor.