There have been a few cases of prototype and concept phones showing the ability to add customized features to a device at a much later stage.
In reality, however, phones have not been providing this ability until now. This has just changed with the launch of the LG G5. The successor to the LG G4 brings some new features to the party. Most importantly, it will be a phone that allows modules to be added to the device in order to improve specific features. LG prefers to these modules as ‘friends’ and they could make a significant difference in the smartphone landscape.
The LG G5 may seem like a normal smartphone with a few design improvements over the predecessor. However, these are not just any small design improvements since the body of the LG G5 is one of the first to be painted just like a car body. This not only gets rid of the plastic antenna bands that are a sore element in the design of any smartphone, but it also enhances the look of the device substantially. One potential downside maybe the lack of metal feel that it provides to the hand, as the metal has been painted over.
The device comes with a 5.3 inch QHD display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Running the latest version of android, LG G5 has a snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB of RAM. There is a dedicated slot for microSD cards of up to 200 GB, while the internal storage is 32 GB.
One of the first companies to introduce laser autofocus, LG perfects this technology on the LG G5. The phone has a 16-megapixel rear camera while the front camera has an eight-megapixel sensor. Both these cameras produce pictures of very high quality and the rear camera is capable of recording videos at 4K resolution as before.
The LG G5 comes with the fingerprint scanner located just below the rear camera. It has been a trademark position for the G series of smartphones from LG. Unlike some of the other devices, LG claims that the fastest charging feature provided in this phone can be used to get the battery to around 83% in just 30 minutes. LG has just announced several modules for the G5 in the US markets, but the availability of the Bang & Olufsen Hi-Fi module is yet to be announced.