The LG G5 wasn’t exactly one of LG’s best efforts. We love the idea and the concept, but we guess maybe the world isn’t quite ready for modular phones yet. That being said, it seems that the handset could be discontinued in the near future. This is according to a report out of Korea that hinted at the handset’s end of life.
So why is this? Apparently one of the company’s suppliers, HALLACAST, is filing for bankruptcy. If you’re unfamiliar with the name, we can’t blame you. The company is apparently the sole and exclusive supplier to the back cover for the LG G5, which means that if they go out of business, LG will not be able to keep making LG G5 handsets until they get a new supplier.
Now it is entirely possible that LG could find themselves a new supplier, but with the LG G6 coming up we guess it makes sense that they would much rather focus their resources on the newer phone rather than an older one. The LG G6 has been more or less confirmed for a reveal at MWC 2017.
The company sent out its invites last week where it was shaped like a phone, which in all honesty leaves little to the imagination. MWC will be kicking off later in February so be sure to check back with us then for the official details.