LG Electronics’ G5 smartphone unwrapped

LG unwrapped its Flagship Android smartphone LG G5 yesterday at its Play Begins event in Barcelona. With the LG G5 the company has changed its design strategy and innovated on the phone with a modular slot to take on the Samsung Galaxy S7 that will be announced later today.
LG G5 displayThe LG G5 features a 5.3-inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, 554ppi. It’s not the largest display around on a handset this size, but it’s still offering a cracking resolution.

LG G5 cameras

The LG G5 pairs a 16-megapixel sensor with a second 8-megapixel sensor. It retains the normal laser autofocusing, but looks to offer a range of new functions with this new pairing of cameras.

The 16-megapixel camera will operate as a standard camera, taking your high resolution shots exactly as you’d expect. The second camera, however, has a 135-degree lens, so will take wide angle photos.

LG G5 hardware and specs

The LG G5 features the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 octo-core chipset with 4GB of RAM. There’s 32GB on internal storage, along with a microSD card slot for expansion.

The LG G5 battery has a capacity of 2800mAh which isn’t huge, but uniquely for a metal handset, you’ll be able to switch that out yourself by removing the bottom of the phone and sticking in a new battery.

LG G5 software

The LG G5 launches on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but heavily doctored as LG normally does.

Weighing 159 gram, It has a 5.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. In terms of specifications, it comes with Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 2,800mAh battery. Other features include microSD slot for expansion, 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, USB Type-C and Fingerprint scanner.
LG announced two companion modules along with the phone – One is called Cam Plus and it adds a extension grip for camera with hardware shutter and control buttons along with extra battery. Other is called HiFi plus and it’s a add-on audio player for improved sound output.