Next Generation LG G5 Android Marshmallow Flagship Coming February 21st to Mobile World Congress

Talk of new phones usually have a tendency to trend towards whatever Apple and Samsung are cooking up, like the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7, but at least one competitor refuses to be overlooked. That competitor is LG Mobile, and through a series of weird and funky images and animated GIFs, the company demands that you know its newest flagship—the G5—is debuting a day ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 21, 2016.

The strangely captivating invitations feature floating balloon animals, a toy airplane with a spinning propeller, a walking toy robot, a bouncing blob wearing a party hat that may or may not be a goldfish, colorful backgrounds, and other trippy elements. They invite recipients to "Come meet new friends on the playground" on what LG is dubbing LG G5 Day.

LG G5 Invite

There's no official information to go on about the phone itself, though word on the web is that LG is finally adopting an all metal design. If accurate, the G5 will sport a brushed metal backside with a rear-mounted power button that doubles as a single-touch fingerprint scanner. It will also feature dual cameras on the back.

It's expected that the G5 will sport a 5.3-inch or 5.5-inch display, and there's been a rumor of there being a secondary display that sits above the primary one. Other rumored features include a microSD card slot, USB Type-C charging port, replaceable battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and of course Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

All the chatter seems to suggest an overhaul compared to the G4 with unique features that will help it stand out from the crowd. In short, this could be on of the more interesting phone releases of the year.