The Korean tech giant LG has just unveiled its latest flagship offering called the G5 at this year’s MWC in Barcelona, Spain. The company has already been teasing its next flagship, and revealed the Quick Cover case for the handset ahead of the phone’s launch.
The LG G5 flaunts a sleeker profile than its predecessor, and come with a semi-modular approach to give users the flexibility to add more features to the handset by inserting various Magic Slot accessories at its bottom.
The LG G5 is certainly the best smartphone till date from the Korean tech giant, and comes with all the upgraded innards what the LG fans have been hoping for.
If you are planning to go for the LG G5 when it lands in the major markets in the coming weeks, then this article is a treat for you with all the features of the G5 explained in details.
LG G5: features of the latest Korean flagship
Design of LG G5
The LG G5 is certainly one of the most innovative smartphones that has been released at this year’s MWC. The phone comes with a semi-modular approach to allow the users to add more firepower to it by adding external modules. The brand has released several accessories for the phone including the Cam Plus module that comes with its own battery, and the Hi-Fi Plus audio module, which has been co-developed by B&O Play. The phone measures 8.6mm around the waist, and tips the scale at 159 grams. The device offers a premium metallic build with soft curves around the edges, making it quite ergonomic. The fingerprint sensor of the device has been placed below the rear camera, which also works as a power button.
Display and OS of LG G5
Coming to the display, the LG G5 flaunts a 5.3-inch Quad-HD display (2,560 x 1,440px). The handset also sports a low-powered secondary display that as per the brand is “always-on” and shows you the important information on notifications, date and time. The best thing about the secondary ticker display is that it only consumes 0.8 percent of battery per hour. On the software-front, the latest LG flagship runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with the brand’s latest UX on top.
Configuration of LG G5
The LG G5 has been powered by the latest and the best Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which promises to deliver smooth gaming and UI operations without any sort of lag. The CPU is further supported by a meaty 4GB of RAM. For storage, the phone ships with 32GB of internal memory, which can also be further increased by inserting a microSD card. It is certainly among the best configured smartphones in the flagship segment.
Camera Result of LG G5
For imaging, the LG G5 features a dual camera setup at the back. The phone offers a 16MP 78-degree lens, and another 8MP 135-degree wide-angle lens on the back. The front shooter on the other hand is equipped with an 8MP sensor, which also offers autofocus. The LG Cam Plus accessory extends the camera prowess of the phone by adding an addition 1,200mAh battery and dedicated camera controls.
Connectivity and Battery Backup of LG G5
On the connectivity front, the LG G5 offers the latest USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, Qualcomm’s X12 LTE model, and faster connectivity speeds than the previous LG G series flagships. Disappointingly, the LG G5 is fuelled by a mediocre 2,800mAh battery. However, the battery tops up fast thanks to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
The LG G5 is one of the most innovative products that have been released at this year’s MWC in Barcelona, Spain. The phone offers a strict competition to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge by Samsung, which are also among the biggest MWC releases this year.
The LG G5 offers an excellent display, amazing performance, and great camera features. The Magic Slot extended accessories option of the phone certainly gives you multiple choices on improving your experience. The phone will go on sale in major markets in the coming months in Silver, Gold, Pink and Titan hues. There’s no word on its price at the moment, but reports suggest that it will be priced around Rs 50,000.