LG G5 With Snapdragon 820, Modular Add-Ons, Dual Rear Cameras Launched
At the Mobile World Congress on Sunday, LG announced the launch of the LG G5, its latest flagship smartphone. The G5 sports metal body and packs in top-of-the-line specifications and a number of other interesting features such as expandable module which can be utilised to enhance the camera and battery of the phone.
As for the specifications, the LG G5 sports a 5.3-inch QHD display (1440x2560 pixels) featuring always-on display technology. The always-on display will allow users to check time, notifications and battery status among other pieces of information. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded using a microSD card.
On the photography front, the LG G5 has a 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel rear camera. On the front side, there's an 8-megapixel camera. Other features of the LG G5 includes a 2800mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0.
The South Korean technology conglomerate announced two modules for the LG G5. The Cam Plus can be attached to the G5 through the battery slot, and offer "comfortable grip and convenient control of a DSLR." The company says that the LG Cam Plus will enhance the camera experience by offering auto focus, exposure lock, and give them a physical button for power, shutter and other photography features.
The module also adds 1200mAh battery to the phone. The Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play module, on the other hand, enhances the audio experience on the LG G5. It supports 32-bit, and 384KHz high-definition audio playback.
On the connectivity front, the LG G5 comes with a 4G LTE, which is compatible with USB 3.0 standard, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C 2.0 port, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. On the software front, the LG G5 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The handset comes in Silver, Gold, Pink and Titan colour options.
So far, prices and availability information has not yet been revealed.