There have been claims that the much-awaited LG G5 could be released earlier than expected and this report could turn true as the South Korean electronics giant has hinted at its possible launch at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016) scheduled to start on 22 February.

LG has sent out a press invite that reads "Play Begins" for 21 February, a day before MWC 2016 kicks off in Barcelona, reported Techradar. The company's press invitation didn't reveal if LG G5 will be released at the event but people following flagship devices release pattern over the years expect G4 successor at the event. 

It was natural for people to expect LG G5 to arrive in April, as its predecessor LG G4 will complete a year cycle in the market by then, but the company seems to be going for a change this time around. Besides LG's scheduled press event at MWC 2016, Weibo user Zealer had claimed earlier that the device could be launched as early as February. 

According to reports, LG G5 will sport either a 5.6-inch or 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels (538 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and Adreno 530 GPU, and run on Android 5.1 Lollipop. It is also expected to come packed with 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128 GB, 3 GB RAM, 16 MP rear camera, 8 MP secondary snapper and a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.

However, it may be mentioned that one has to take the information on LG G5 with a pinch of salt as nothing about the device, including release date and specifications are confirmed.