LG G5 Unveiled – Their First Modular Designed Smartphone

LG G5 Unveiled – Their First Modular Designed Smartphone

If you were the one who was eagerly waiting for the LG’s latest flagship, then the day has arrived and LG has finally took the cover off from one of the highly anticipated smartphone of the year, the LG G5 at Barcelona in MWC 2016. Well, LG has not only introduced LG G5 with refreshed look, but it seems also arrived with a device with excellent features and performance. So, What’s new in LG G5? The LG G5 comes with a metal uni-body featuring a Slide-out battery and their first Modular type design that surely expands the capabilities of a smartphone.


  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
  • Display: 5.3-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 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
  • Weight: 159g
  • Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / USB Type-C) / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2
  • Colors: Silver / Titan / Gold / Pink

Display and Design:

The LG G5 comes with a 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and 554 ppi (pixels per inch). Along with a sleek metal aluminium body and Slide-out Battery, one can easily swap out a depleted battery with a fully charged one in seconds which will surely exceed the visual experience of its predecessor, the LG G4. The LG G5 features a 3D Arc Glass in the display which creates a curve and a smooth colorful metal surface. The LG has also hidden the insulative antenna which comes integrated  without disrupting the look of the LG G5’s metal uni-body. Apart from this, the Shiny Cut edge adds the contrast and a more comfortable grip to the LG G5.

Modular Type

LG G5 Unveiled – Their First Modular Designed Smartphone

The LG G5 is their first ever Modular Type smartphone that expands the capability by adding modules to it. The LG G5 comes with a Slide out battery or you can say a removable battery module which can be unlocked just by clicking button at the bottom of the phone. Well, the LG G5 Modular design not only just bring a removable battery module but also a digital camera, the LG CAM Plus and a Hi-Fi player with B&O Play. LG has also confirmed that “3rd Party Companies” are working on to bring on new modules for the LG G5.


LG G5 Unveiled – Their First Modular Designed Smartphone

LG G5 arrives with powerful cameras both on rear and front. The LG G5 has two cameras on the rear side – one with a standard 78-degree lens about 16MP and another with a 135-degree wide lens having 8MP, the widest available in any other smartphone. Well, a 16MP camera of rear is no change for LG G5 but the 8MP wide angle lens camera surely is. LG has tried different with the camera and this 135 degree wide lens will surely add a success into their pockets. 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.

Some of new powerful photo effects includes: 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.

Always-On Display

The LG G5 comes with Always-on feature which allow users to view the time and date continuously even when the G5 is in sleep mode. This means that you can always see the time at a glance, even during important meetings or when your hands are full. The Always-on Display requires only 0.8 percent of the battery’s full capacity per hour to operate. With consumers turning on their smartphones up to 150 times a day mostly to just check the time, the G5’s Always-on Display will make a notable difference in the life of the battery over the course of the day.

So, what do you think about this new device? Do let us know in comments below. Stay tuned for more updates.


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