LG G5 Quick Cover

Mobile World Congress

Despite the fact that the LG G5 hasn't yet been revealed, LG has unveiled the Quick Cover case for the upcoming smartphone. As part of the cheeky press release, LG waxes philosophically, posing the question: "What came first, the smartphone or the cover?"

Getting slightly more serious, LG says that the Quick Cover carries over the touch function from the LG K10's Quick Cover, allowing users to take calls and control alarms without opening the case. Oh, and that always-on display that LG recently teased? LG says you'll be able to use it to check out the time, date and notifications at any time through a window on the Quick Cover. The case also features a see-through mesh grid, similar to HTC's Dot View covers.

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Finally, we can glean a bit more information about the LG G5 itself, as LG says that the Quick Cover features a "unique film with a glossy metallic finish" that complements the G5 itself. For more, you can read as LG winks and nudges around the G5 in the press release below. As for the phone itself, we'll get our first official look at the G5 on February 21, right before Mobile World Congress kicks off.

Press Release:

LG Electronics Introduces Touch-Enabled Quick Phone Cover For Highly Anticipated LG G5

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics (LG) has introduced a new version of its Quick Cover case, designed specifically for LG's next-generation flagship smartphone, the LG G5, answering the age old question – what came first, the smartphone or the cover?

The latest LG Quick Cover offers the advantages of previous Quick Covers but with added features. The touch function, recently introduced on the K10's Quick Cover View, is now available on the G5 Quick Cover's semitransparent mesh cover. The touch function enables users to take calls and control alarm settings without having to open the case for the ultimate in convenience.

LG's signature "second screen" Always-on-Display, rumored to be a feature in the highly anticipated LG G5, allows users to check the time, date and notifications, all with the Quick Cover closed. Complementing the look and feel of the forthcoming LG G5, the new LG Quick Cover incorporates a unique film with a glossy metallic finish to enhance the smooth and luxurious look and feel of the cover.

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