LG G5 introduces a new family of smartphone modular add-ons


LG G5

LG G5

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcellona, LG presented their next-gen smartphone called the G5 that introduces a new family of smartphone modular add-ons.

LG’s mobile chief, Cho Juno, stated during their official debut of the G5 at World Mobile Congress in Barcelona that “With the new phone, LG will create its own fandom culture among users.” The G5 has an accessory slot at the bottom, which allows users to swap in different modules.

The first module is a camera module called the ‘LG Cam Plus’ and includes a 1,200mAh battery and buttons for diverse camera functions such as zoom, flash and shutter release.

LG G5 Module

LG G5 Module

A second module is called the ‘LG Hi-Fi Plus’, a digital to analog converter that offers the best sound quality among smartphones. It is a partnership with Sweden’s luxury audio maker Bang & Olufsen.

Full phone specifications:

Dimensions: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm
Weight: 159 g

DISPLAY: IPS LCD 5.3 inches 1440 x 2560 pixels (~554 ppi pixel density)
OS: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core
GPU: Adreno 530
MEMORY: Internal 32 GB + MicroSd slot, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA: Primary 16 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.4), Secondary 8 MP