Even as LG is set to unveil its latest flagship the G5 a day before the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 kicks off in Barcelona, the device was already put on sale on a Dubai-based website on 16 February. The unreleased G5 model was priced at AED2,500 ($680, £475).
The handset was listed on Dubizzle and leaked images (below) show the LG logo beneath the touchscreen and the G5 logo on the rear cover. According to PhoneArena, the handset was displayed in its original packaging and its IMEI number was a valid one (IBTimes UK cannot independently verify this).
The report also claimed that the listing described the device as "brand new" and "perfect inside out". The G5 ad has since been taken down and the device is no longer available on the website.
LG's G5 is perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated flagships at MWC 2016, which gets underway on 22 February. An earlier report stated that LG had shared some features to be incorporated in the G5.
The latest images leaked on Dubizzle confirm that LG was ditching its G4 plastic body for an all-metal design in the upcoming flagship, apart from the previously leaked information.
The images also confirmed that the device will sport dual rear cameras. Moreover, below the cameras, there appears to be a circular button, which could well be the rumoured fingerprint sensor.
LG, previously announced that it would launch 2 flagship phones this year – G5 being one of them. The South Korean tech giant released two budget phones including the X Cam and the X Screen ahead of the MWC 2016.