LG have announced LG G5 at the kick-off of the MWC 2016 event in Barcelona. LG have introduced some premium features and have also got rid of some of the older features.
LG G5 becomes the first LG device to have all-metal unibody. Other than this, LG has retained the look and feel of the previous years device. However the volume buttons which were present on the back of the device have now been transferred to the side. Instead, the fingerprint scanner will be present on the back.
LG G5 will have a 5.3-inch QHD display. It will be powered by Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The rear camera of LG G5 will be 16MP with OIS while the front camera will be 8MP. The internal memory of LG G5 will be 32GB which can be expanded up to 2TB with the use of microSD card.
LG G5 will run on Android Marshmallow. It has a battery capacity of 2800mAh with quick charging via Type-C USB. LG G5 includes Quick Charge 3.0 support, allowing you to charge from 0% to 80% in just 35 minutes.
The main new feature in LG G5 is the new Magic Slot. It is found by removing the G5’s bottom ‘cap’. Using this special connector, you can connect below different modules to LG G5:
- Camera module – The LG Camera module might not change up or add any new sensors to the LG G5, but it does provide a better grip for taking that perfect shot. It also includes its own supplementary 1200 mAh battery as well as a physical wheel for zoom, and bottoms for taking photos and video recording. You can also half press the camera shutter button to focus lock.
- LG HiFi+ (with B&O Play) – In collaboration with B&O, LG brings us the LG HiFi+ module. This module replaces the existing bottom of the G5 and adds two new headphone jacks optimized for HiFi+.
- LG 360 CAM – While not a module, the LG 360 Cam is a new LG-made accessory that brings 360 degree recording. Each camera is 200 degrees, and resulting images can have a flat or spherical view. Video works with Google Streetview and YouTube 360.
- LG 360 VR – Lastly we have the LG 360 VR.
LG are yet to reveal the price and the availability of the device.