Could the dream of an interchangeable smartphone finally be within reach? The modular LG G5 is the company’s newest flagship which replaces the G4.
While many of us might be looking forward to seeing Google’s Project Ara smartphones out in the wild, LG has stolen the thunder with the announcement of the modular LG G5.
The device, which was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this weekend includes a Snapdragon 820 chipset and two rear cameras. Read: LG G5 Rumour Roundup: Everything you need to know
Notably, the device includes a pull-out modular battery component as early leaks revealed.
General specifications include a 5.3′ QHD display with a 554 ppi pixel density, a 16 and 8 megapixel primary camera set up, an 8 megapixel front-facing camera, a removable 2,800mAh battery, a rear fingerprint sensor, a USB Type C port, and, finally, 4GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage expandable up to 1TB.
The G5 will shop alongside to accessories, which LG have named ‘friends’ – the LG Cam Plus and Hi-Fi Plus; the former is a camera grip with a physical shutter button, while the latter is a digital-to-audio converted which boosts playback for high definition music. Either accessory can be used as part of the phone on a day-to-day basis.
The G5 brings two rear cameras; one standard and another set at a wide-angle; users will be able to pinch to zoom to transition between either lens.
Further, the G5 includes as Always On display, which the company teased ahead of MWC. Information perpetually shows on the devices home screen, displaying notifications without any need to wake the device.
The G5 will arrive running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and for the first time in LG’s lineup, won’t include an app drawer.
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