LG G5 unveiled, features semi-modular design with 5.3-inch 1440p IPS display


Mobile World Congress 2016 has finally gotten under way, and the announcements are rolling in. LG have lifted the covers of their next flagship device, and the LG G5 details are now final solid. The new smartphone takes a pretty nice leap towards offering sometime new, but still has a state of the art spec list to boot.

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LG have packed in the latest Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of DDR4 RAM from Qualcomm. The display is a 5.3-inch IPS Quantum-dot display with 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. On the back we have the LG traditional power button, but now with included finger-print sensor. Above that we have the two camera sensors with 16 MP (f/1.8) and 8 MP (f/2.4). LG have stated the second 8MP sensor allows for 135-degree ultra wide shots. The internal storage will vary, but thankfully LG have included a MicroSD slot for up to 200GB expansion.

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The fun doesn’t stop there. The design of the LG G5 has gone all metal, but LG have decided something to expand on the flagship smartphone and bring in some modularity. The bottom base of the device slides right out and brings the battery with it too. So removable battery is apart of the spec list. The slot however, is not just for removing the battery, but also for changing over to different modules. Currently LG have shared a few modules that will be available which include the Hi-Fi Plus DAC module for 32-bit audio. The Cam Plus for a 4,000mAh battery, larger grip, mode jog-dial, and dual-action camera shutter. No details have been shared on future modules and if LG will be sharing the connection spec.

The Lg G5 is set for availability this April, but pricing has yet to be confirmed.

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