LG G5 Official With Modular Design; Packs Snapdragon 820 and more

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Finally, we got to know that “play begins” as LG has announced LG G5 officially. LG G5 has come with a modular design which opens up the back panel or battery panel from the bottom of the device. You can have a clear look about its modular look in the images below:

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LG G5 is embedded with a 5.3-inch screen Quad HD IPS display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi) and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor. There’s a microSD Card Slot and Always-on Display is also present along with Camera: Rear: Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front: 8MP. It’s camera is fixed with 135 degree wide-angle lens. Graphically it is powered by Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and much more is present.

It runs on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is gets its power from 2,800mAh battery.

Talking about the USP of the phone, you are getting a metal uni-body design with slideout battery drawer that makes this one of the first modular phones.

LG G5 Introductory Video

Accessories for LG G5

CAM Plus

The LG CAM Plus is a versatile camera module that can be attached through the battery slot to deliver a comfortable grip and convenient control of a DSLR. The LG CAM Plus provides physical buttons for power, shutter, record, zoom, LED display and comfortable hand grip. It also offers intuitive auto focus and exposure lock, features usually found on standalone digital cameras. When attached to the LG G5, it provides an additional battery capacity of 1,200mAh to allow for longer shooting times for more fun and enjoyment.

Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play

The LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play is an innovative portable Hi-Fi DAC audio player developed in collaboration with B&O Play to meet the needs of those who seek to enjoy top-notch sounds that have traditionally only been available through high-end audio devices. LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play stands out for its simple yet elegant Scandinavian design as well as premium sound technology. In addition to the up-sampling technology that was embedded for the 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC on the previously-introduced V10, the LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play actually supports 32-bit, 384KHz high-definition audio playback. LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play can be used either as a module with the LG G5 or as a separate Hi-Fi DAC by connecting to any smartphone or PC.

Detailed features of LG G5

Always-on Display for Enhanced Convenience

The 5.3-inch QHD IPS Quantum display on the LG G5 offers an Always-on feature, the first on an IPS smartphone display. First introduced in the LG V10 as the Second Screen, the Always-on feature has been enlarged for the main display to show time, date and battery status continuously, even while the screen is in sleep mode.

To minimize power consumption, LG redesigned the display driver IC memory and power management function so that the display’s backlight only illuminates one small part of the overall display, similar to the technology used on LCD TVs. Thanks to this technology, the Always-on Display requires only 0.8 percent of the battery’s power every hour to operate.

Extreme Wide Angle Lens and Advanced UX

Reflecting LG’s longstanding reputation as a leader in smartphone cameras, the LG G5 has two cameras on the rear: one with a standard 78-degree lens and another with a 135-degree wide angle lens, the widest available in any smartphone. The 135-degree lens on the LG G5 offers a viewing angle that is approximately 1.7 times wider than those of existing smartphone cameras and 15 degrees wider than the human eye’s field of view. The wide angle lens makes it easier for users to capture more landscape, taller buildings or larger groups without having to position oneself further from the subject.

The LG G5 features a collection of powerful photo effects including Pop-out Picture, Film Effect and Auto Shot. Pop-out Picture combines images taken by the standard and wide angle lens to create a picture-in-a-frame effect. Film Effect can apply nine different film emulators to an image while Auto Shot is an enhanced camera UX which automatically captures the perfect selfie shot when a face is recognized.

More Performance, More Efficiency

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The LG G5 offers many other innovations designed to revolutionize today’s mobile lifestyle, such as:

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor

The LG G5 is equipped with the powerful yet energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor that offers advanced features such as 64-bit performance, Adreno 530 graphics and lower-power Hexagon DSP as well as Qualcomm Spectra™ 14-bit dual image signal processors (ISPs) designed to deliver high resolution DSLR-quality images and additional power savings. The Snapdragon 820 processor also has an integrated X12 LTE modem that supports Category 12 download speeds of up to 600 Mbps and LTE Category 13 uplink speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

Compared to the previous Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm Technologies’ most advanced CPU architecture offers double teh speed and power savings. Adreno 530 graphics demonstrate up to 40 percent faster graphics performance and up to 40 percent more power efficiency. Snapdragon 820 supports 4K capture and playback at four times more than the resolution of 1080p, enabling users to watch and capture their daily moments in stunning detail and clarity. The processor is also optimized for VR, generating quality pixels and life-like colors to deliver the ultimate VR experience to G5 users.

aptX H: 24-bit Hi-Fi Wireless Audio

The LG G5 is equipped with aptX HD, an enhanced codec that supports 24-bit sound over Bluetooth, delivering rich and clear sound over wireless connections without any loss. When paired with the LG TONE Platinum, users can experience superb quality Hi-Fi audio that sounds amazingly close to the original source.

Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0

The LG G5 offers Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for incredibly fast charging. By employing an intelligent algorithm, Quick Charge 3.0 is up to four times faster than standard charging and up to 45 percent more efficient than the previous generation.

Low Power Location Estimation (LPLE) Technology

The LG G5 has excellent battery life, thanks to the Low Power Location Estimation technology. This solution enhances the battery efficiency by as much as 42 percent by improving the power consumption related to location-based apps.

“The new LG G5 will encourage owners to rediscover the true joy of a mobile life,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The G5 ecosystem is the result of many experts inside LG asking themselves if it was still possible to be innovative and unique in the smartphone space. I think once customers spend a little time with the LG G5, their answer will be a resounding YES.”

LG G5 Specs

  • 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
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