LG G5 is finally here. LG Company officially announced the LG G5 smartphone alongside other plug-in modules and accessories during the MWC 2016 press day.
The newly announced LG G5 is seen as a potentially strong competitor to Samsung’s also newly unveiled flagship – Galaxy S7. LG G5 packs a number of interesting components; the notable one being the slide-out extension slot for use with other accessories that are also developed by the manufacturer. These accessories include a 360-degree cam, VR headset, remote-controlled robot and a Hi-Fi DAC sound system. The South Korean firm terms these accessories as “LG Friends” and further notes that more of such accessories are on the way.
Luring the Apple and Samsung flagship users
During the launch of the LG G5, the CEO of LG, Juno Cho, revealed that the company is partnering with drone manufacturer Parrot and audio specialists Bang & Olufsen to make certain plug-in extras. The CEO believes that customers need more than just smartphones and additional plug-ins would do better. LG G5 has been designed such that necessary smartphone components have been included to lure potential customers from the Samsung Galaxy and iPhone-dominated ecosystem.
Having an all-aluminum body, the LG G5 slightly resembles the Nexus 6P. The smartphone has a fingerprint scanner located at the power button. The LG G5 boasts of an IPS LCD 5.5-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 4-potected touchscreen with a 70% screen to body ratio. The screen has a res power of 2560 by 1440 pixels of 554 ppi density.
As expected by many, LG G5 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset with a RAM capacity of 4GB. With an expandable MicroSD slot that supports up to 200GB, the latest LG flagship phone will have a 32GB internal memory capacity.
Dual primary camera system
As predicted and rumored by many, the LG G5 packs two snappers on the back of the phone; a 16 MP regular cam and an 8MP snapper. Both snappers can be used to capture individual images but the latter can capture 135-degree views for wider and panoramic images. They can also function together; layering and nice combinations can be created from the snappers.
Unlike the Galaxy S7, LG G5 has debuted with a Type-C port. This was highly anticipated and now the LG Company has implemented it. This might be because of the various accessories that the manufacturer has also announced and are also compatible with the smartphone.
The South Korean manufacturer plans to release the G5 in four color variants; gold, titan, pink and silver. The exact date of release, however, has not been made available.