A couple of days ago, LG sent out invites to a "Play Begins" event planned for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 21 February. It has also since confirmed that it will be launching a "major smartphone", expected to be the LG G5.

Today, renders have emerged that are allegedly based on eye-witness accounts of the new phone. And they show a strange, modular-like device that has a removable bottom to allow a battery to slide in and out.

That's because it is said to be an all-mental design, yet LG wanted to ensure users could change the battery. The solution was to make a phone that pieces together, it is claimed.

It is also claimed that the LG G5 will not have a rounded back like its predecessors, but a flat design, which also makes it thinner than previous models.

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CNET Korea, the site that commissioned the renders, states that the phone will also run on a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM and have two displays, one of which being a 5.3-inch 2560 x 1440 screen.

This could either mean that there will be two models or the phone could adopt a similar second screen as a strip along the top, much like the recently released LG V10 (which is coming to the UK soon).

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Either way, there is still plenty of time between now and MWC to find out more juicy details.