The modular LG G5 was announced at the MWC 2016 event in Barcelona, Spain back in February. While the phone has already been availed to quite a number of markets including the United States of America, it has yet to make an official appearance in one of the most potential smartphone markets – India.
The South Korean company had set an official date for unveiling this phone to the Indian market, however, there seem to be some changes to this date. Initially, India was supposed to be greeted by the LG G5 as from May 23, however, this is no longer the date. Apparently, the device will make an appearance as from June 1. On the other hand, preorders that were set to kick off as from May 13 will not start on May 20.
Being a flagship, the LG G5 is expected to be a little expensive, with estimates pegging the price tag at at least Rs 50,000, which translates to about $750. So, what’s so special about this device that makes its price soar above the rest?
For starters, the G5 comes with a unique modular design that allows users to pop out the bottom and attach a number of accessories, among them a camera grip for recording videos and taking photos. This camera module is supplied with the G5 for free, but only for those who make preorders of the phone. Speaking of cameras, the phone features a dual-camera setup on the rear that is equipped with a normal 16MP 78-degree lens and an 8MP 135-degree wide-angle lens. Thus, you will be able to capture more details than using a single 78-degree lens like with the case of the LG G4 and other competitors.
The G5 also happens to be the first of its kind, featuring an all-metal design, but it keeps the removable battery that has dominated the company’s flagships. As for the display, the phone retains the QHD resolution used on the LG G4, but comes in with something new – Always On display. This feature allows the display to stay lit even if the screen is “off.” This makes it possible to see things like date, time, and other notifications with a single glance to the phone. The screen size has been reduced by 0.2-inches as compared to its predecessor, thus offering a sharper view.
Under the hood, the LG G5 packs a powerful Snapdragon 820 SoC that is backed by an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB RAM. This should give you solid performance regardless of how intensive the processes running on the device become.