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LG G5 Officially Announced: Snapdragon 820, dual rear cameras and more


LG has officially announced G5, its latest flagship smartphone in G series as expected today. One of its major highlight is hardware expansion slot located at the nearly-bottom that allows new hardware module to be added for additional functionality. Two hardware modules were introduced, Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play and Cam Plus.

The Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play offers a portable Hi-Fi audio player with B&O Play, supporting 32-bit 384KHz high-definition audio playback. The Cam Plus on the other hand offers a comfortable grip and easy control of DSLR. The Cam Plus also packs a separate 1,200mAh battery that helps push battery life further.

LG G5 Friends
The LG G5 sports a 5.3-inch Quad-HD (2560x1440 pixels) always-on Quantum display, offering explicit auto control of backlight to maximize battery power. Notifications such as text, missed/received calls, alarm as well as time, battery status e.t.c can be check without turning on the display. As expected, the device packs a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box topped with LG UX. It also sports dual cameras at the back for great photo-shooting.

Check out its complete specs below:

LG G5 Specifications

  • 5.3-inch Quantum always-on display with Quad-HD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution
  • 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage (expandable up to 2TB via MicroSD card)
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, Laser Auto Focus, twin-tone LED flash, 4K video recording
  • 8-megapixel secondary wide-angle lens camera, 135-degree view
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, Wifi 802.11ac (dual band), 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, GPRS/EDGE, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery: 2800mAh, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Dimensions: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7~8.6mm
  • Weight: 159 grams
  • Color: Pink, Silver, Gold, Titan

No word on pricing and availability yet.

The Korean company also introduced LG Friends for G5 (via), virtually expanding the field-of-operation the smartphone can attain, with support of various accessories.

They are as follows:

  • LG 360 VR: VR goggle that can be connected with the G5 via a dedicated cable and works exclusively with the G5 to simulate a 130-inch TV viewed from two meters away. It has a stylish design that is foldable so that users can easily carry and watch VR content anytime, anywhere.
  • LG 360 CAM: Compact 360-degree angle camera equipped with two 13MP 200-degree wide angle cameras, 1,200mAh battery and 4GB internal memory, which can be supplemented by a microSD card. Provides 2K video and 5.1 surround channel recording on three microphones
  • LG Rolling Bot: Companion device that rolls like a ball while capturing images and videos with its embedded 8MP camera. Can be used as a monitoring system for the home, pet care companion as well as a remote controller for compatible home appliances.
  • H3 by B&O PLAY: Set of high-end earphones that is compatible with the high-quality sound of the LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY.
  • LG Smart Controller: Allows users to easily control certain drones. Lets you check the video stream from the drone through the LG G5 in real time and control the unmanned aircraft with the LG Smart Controller joystick.
  • LG Friends Manager: Only available in the LG G5, it is the hub application that allows the G5 to connect with LG Friends with minimal fuss and effort. It automatically detects nearby LG Friends and connects quickly and easily in three simple steps, eliminating much of the hassle of pairing devices.

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