LG has launched its latest flagship smartphone- LG G5 at a launch event in Barcelona, Spain along the sidelines of the MWC 2016. The LG G5 comes with a much refreshed design language which takes a huge departure from the design of the previous generation LG G4. The LG G5 comes with metal unibody design unlike LG G4 which bears leather back. It also comes with a removable bottom and features a modular design, enabling users to swap and replace components. It also comes with something LG calls LG Friends, a series of accessories which works with the LG G5. The new ecosystem of LG is called LG Playground. It includes accessories like VR headsets, speakers, camera modules etc.
As for specifications, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC and feature a 5.3-inch QHD display with 2560×1440 pixels resolution. On camera front, it flaunts a dual camera set up on the rear- a 16 mega pixel rear camera and an 8 mega pixel camera. On the front, there is an 8 mega pixel secondary camera. The device also packs fingerprint scanner which was missing on the erstwhile LG G4.
LG G5 Features
1. Always On Display
1/3rd of the display is always on to give you quick access to notifications.
2. 135 Degrees Wide Angle Lens
Wide angle Lens. There is a cam plus modular attachment makes it a digital camera with extra battery, dedicated camera shutter and video keys.
There is also LG 360 CAM accessory (friend) which can be used to create 360 photo.
3. Four Color Options
It will be available in- Silver, Gold, Pink and Titanium color options.
4. Micro SD Cards
Up to 2 TB expansion.
5. USB Type C
Fast charging over Type C USB port.
6. Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby digital codecs as well as B&O optional sound module.
7. LG 360 VR
LG 360 VR has a light weight foldable design with portability and comfort much better than any competition device.
8. LG Roller Bot
LG Rolling bot is a home robot with camera, moving motors and IR remote to control home devices via remote, keep an eye on the home or just make it play with your pet when you are not at home.
Specifications Of LG G5
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Display: 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS (2560×1440 pixels resolution)
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 32GB (expandable up to 2TB via microSD card)
- Rear Camera: Dual camera setup: 16 mega pixel and 8 mega pixel
- Front Camera: 8 mega pixel
- Battery: 2800mAh
- Snapdragon X12 LTE model- up to 12 times faster than previous generation
Price & Availability
The LG G5 goes on sale across multiple key markets at once. More details coming soon. Developing story.
To recap, the LG G4 was launched in India in June 2015. Specifications of the handset include 1.8 GHz 64-bit Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) IPS Quantum display, Android 5.1 OS with LG UX 4.0, 32 GB storage (expandable via microSD card), 16 mega pixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS 2.0, 8 mega pixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture and 3000 mAh battery.