After all those months of rumours, speculations and leaks the LG G5 was finally launched at the Mobile World Congress 2016. The device landed boasting of a modular design, ultimately solving the mystery that fans had been trying to unearth for a long time now.
The handset was draped in an anodized aluminum with silver and gold colour options, makes for a beautiful sight. It packs a 5.3-inch (2560 x 1440) display, Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Also, it possesses not one but two primary snappers including a 16MP camera and an 8MP wide angle imager, as noted by The Verge. The chassis features a microSD card slot, USB-C port and it hides a 2,800mAh battery.
If that already has fans excited, know that that isn’t even the best part. The LG G5 has landed with two modules or “Friends” as the company refers to the accessories. Before going on to introduce the innovation to the world, LG Mobile planning chief Dr. Ramchan Woo shared, “If I’m here to just tell you about these numbers, you will not be excited.” He added, “The mission of the G5 is to wake up your play instinct.”
The first module is a Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play which is a beautiful piece of “hi-res audio circuitry,” as noted by Digital Trends. And it can easily be plugged in and out of the bottom of the device. The second module that can be locked in is the LG Cam Plus. Fans may recollect that the images that were leaked before the launch depicted this module attached to the LG G5. Much to the delight of music lovers out there, the first module offers hi-res audio support. The second one features a LED indicator, a shutter button, a video recording key and a jog dial for the zoom. Reportedly, it employs the dual camera setup on the phone but expands the battery up to 4,000mAh, which is really neat.
The LG G5 along with its modules will become available across the globe starting April 2016.