Today, LG has announced it’s new 2016 flagship, the G5, at an event held in Barcelona. The G series is to LG what the S series is to Samsung. This means it incorporates everything LG is currently working on into a single product which is expected to gain enough profits for the mobile division to keep itself above water. The new G5 is a very radical smartphone coming from LG. The design change is quite significant and you would be easily able to identify the new G5 compared with the old G4.
The hardware has been improved a lot. The most outstanding change which LG is talking about is it’s new modularity. You can now easily pull out the bottom part of the phone to change it with couple of accessories referred to by LG as “friends” these accessories will then provide you with extra functionality and a better battery life. Do note, you can also pull out the battery itself. There are two “friends”, one is a high-end DAC while the other is just a camera grip with battery juice.
LG G5 is embodied into an Aluminium chassis like all other high end smartphones we see companies release these days. Although, missing are the antenna lines that most other phones carry. There is a fingerprint scanner positioned at the back and it is also clickable. Technical details include 16MP main camera with a 8MP front facing one. Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM is powering this flagship. Necessary or not, the LG G5 is blazing fast thanks to its internals.
LG G5 Technical Details:
For geeks and enthusiasts, we have a detailed spec sheet for the LG G5 right below!
- Chipset: Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
- Display: 3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi)
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB UFS ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Camera: Rear: Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front: 8MP
- Battery: 2,800mAh (removable)
- OS: Android 0 Marshmallow
- Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7~8.6mm
- Weight: 159g
- Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / USB Type-C0 (3.0 compatible) / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2
- Colors: Silver / Titan / Gold / Pink