LG G5 With Powerful Snapdragon 820 Chip, Modular Add-Ons, Dual Rear Camera Launched [Updated]

Just ahead of Mobile Word Congress on Sunday, LG took the wraps off its G5 mobile. Launched its latest 2016 flagship smartphone. With all-metal body, LG G5 becomes the first mainstream modular phone, which of course being Google’s Project Era, but none of them found a mainstream success, though. LG have proven to be the foremost to produce a radical reinvention of an Android phone.

The South Korean electronics has today introduces LG G5. Launching alongside pletharo of accessories and plug-in modules, and certainly this new era alternative will be defined in most people’s eyes by its extraordinary add-on packs.

Meet the LG G5 with a “fluid metal” unibody and beleaved glass on the front and there’s a single seam, which seperates the bottom part and not even antenna slits spoils its perfect lines, either. Modular component can also be removed to access the battery and card slots, and several add-ons can be inserted and definitely requires a reboot though, which can also be  utilised to enhance the camera and battery of the phone.

Looks and style of G5 are very much seems like a smaller version of Google Nexus 6P. LG’s fingerprint scanner is positioned in the same area as the 6P’s Nexus Imprint sensor, where the G5’s camera module also protrudes ever so slightly from the aluminum-clad body and available to purchase in silver and gold colorways, and is so beautiful, high-res screen of 2560 x 1440 QHD display, this LG’s new hardware enjoys a couple of subtle advantages; with a 5.3-inch space and also got a higher pixel density than 6P’s ot 2014 LG G4.

Speaking of G5’s first camera grip add-on, the LG Cam Plus. It adds 1100mAh battery and controls, like the hardware shutter key, a video button, zoom dial etc. There’s a Bang & Olufsen DAC called B&O Play for even better audio quality. LG will eventually open the standard for third-party manufacturers to create even more add-ons.

The Always-On G5’s display will allow users to check time, notifications and battery status among other info. The LG G5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and further expandable via microSD card slot. Photography front, the handset uses a dual 16MP & 8MP rear cameras. One camera has 75° Field of View (FoV) and 16MP sensor, the second camera is much wider, 135° and 8MP sensor. On its front side, there’s an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. Battery package on G5 found a 2800mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 capability.

It’s 7.5mm-8mm thick and the Cam Plus can be attached to the LG G5 through the battery slot, and offer “comfortable grip and convinient control of a DSLR”. Company says that the LG Cam Plus has auto focus, exposure lock, and give them a physical button for power, shutter and other photography features. This Friend is decorated with a physical shutter button, a dedicated video recording key, an LED indicator, and a very satisfying jog dial to control zoom on the G5. It gives extra juice to keep going for 15 percent longer, expanding the battery from 2,800mAh to 4,000mAh. And the Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play module enhancesw the audio experience on the G5. It supports 32-bit, and 38KHz high-definition audio playback support.

The LG G5 connectivity features goes with a 4G LTE support, compatible with USB 3.0 standard, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C port, WiFi 802.11 a/b/n/ac. On the software front, the G5 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and can be obtained in Pink and Titan colors as well.

There’s still plenty to make their debut are the LG 360 Cam and LG 360 Vr headset. Camera is a dual-sensor spherical camera that captures either 16-megapixel stills or up to 2K video and will have immediate support from YouTube 360 and Google Street View. The LG Rolling Bot is a toy bot that can be controlled via the phone and used for things like home monitoring and messing with your favorite pets while you’re away.


  • 5.3-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD always-on display, 3D Arc Glass
  • Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 16MP rear camera, laser auto focus, dual-tone flash, 4K video recording
  • 8MP secondary rear camera with 135-degree wide-angle lens
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Dimensions:  149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7~8.6mm; Weight: 159g
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 2800mAh (removable) battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Launch date for LG G5 goes live in early April in the initial group of countries.

Right now there are a handful of LG Friends that have been shown off, but LG promises that more are on the way.


Juno Cho, CEO of LG, took to the stage to announce just why LG Friends exist in the first place.

Today’s consumers are just looking elsewhere – such as at action cameras or drones… But here at LG we believe phones are way too powerful to just take pictures and post them on social media

Release Date:

The LG G5 and its LG Friends will be available in a range of colors lobally at some point in April this year, as we already mentioned the date in April.

What hasn’t announced? LG doesn’t give any pricing details for G5. But it is expected to be coming in at $599 for the entry unlocked model. Update you guys on the price and release date info as soon as we hear more from LG on this. Stay tuned.

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