LG does not go the same direction as Samsung as LG is one of the few phone makers that still design its smartphones with hot-swappable batteries. Samsung posted a picture of a Galaxy S6 edge+ with a caption stating that it can charge from 0-to-full in 90 minutes. Then LG USA replied with “Go from zero to full instantly with a removable battery” LG also includes a link to its LG V10 product page.
@SamsungMobile Go from zero to full instantly with a removable battery: https://t.co/xBcf65TGno #LGV10 LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) January 27, 2016 This jab at Samsung could indicate that LG still plans to keep designing phones with a removable battery. Specifically, the LG G5 could feature a removable battery.
It’s funny to think just a couple short years ago, Samsung used to boast its removable battery when a film crew took the Galaxy S5 on a trip from the East Coast to the West Coast. The battery lasted all the way across the country with a combination of texts, phone calls, photos and lots of time in Ultra Power Save Mode. Once the battery died, a crew member swapped the battery and had a full charge all over again. The LG G5 is rumored to have a 16MP and 8MP camera on the rear and front, respectively, a USB Type-C port, a 5.6 inch QHD display, and a Snapdragon 820 chipset.