LG G5 with 5.3 inch Quad HD display, 4GB RAM,hardware expansion slot announced

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LG has officially announced its latest flagship, G5. It has a 5.3 inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quantum display with always on technology, packs a 16MP dual rear camera setup with OIS 2.0 and a pretty interesting hardware expansion slot. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with LG UX on the top. It packs a fingerprint sensor and an infrared sensor as well.

The Quantum always-on display lets you check the time, battery status, and notifications without waking up the phone. According to LG, the display’s backlight illuminates one small part of the display and claims that only 0.8% of the phone’s battery drains in a hour.

Talking about the camera, It has a 16- Megapixel rear camera with LED flash, OIS 2.0, Laser auto focus and a 8 Megapixel front facing camera with 135-degree wide angle lens.

The LG G5 comes in Silver, Titan, Gold and Pink colors and will be available globally in April.

The hardware expansion slot :
LG has introduced a hardware expansion modules called CAM Plus and Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play

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CAM Plus : It is a camera module which is attached to the battery slot providing control of a DSLR camera. It provides Auto focus, exposure lock, and provides physical buttons for controls i.e, power, zoom, shutter, and record and provides extra juice for battery with capacity of 1,200 mAh.
Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play : It is a portable Hi-Fi audio player. Developed with B&O Play, provides a high-definition audio playback at 384KHz and supports 32-bit .

LG Friends
Along with the G5, LG has introduced companion devices called LG Friends. Which work exclusively with the flagship G5 :

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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. High on style, it’s foldable for easy portability to carry Virtual Reality content on the go.

LG 360 CAM: Compact 360° angle camera equipped with two 13 Megapixel and 200° wide angle cameras,1,200mAh battery along with 4GB internal memory, which can be expanded by a microSD card. Provides 2K video and 5.1 surround channel recording with three microphones.

LG Rolling Bot: Companion device that rolls like a ball while capturing images and videos. It has a 8MP sensor and 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 drones. It lets you check the real time video from the drone through the LG G5 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. It automatically detects nearby LG Friends and connects quickly and easily in three simple steps, without any hassle.
Along with the G5, LG Friends will be available worldwide in April. 😉

Let’s have a look at its specifications :

Display
5.3″ Quad HD (2560x1440p) display with always on technology

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Andreno 530 GPU

Memory
4GB RAM
32GB internal Memory, expandable up to 2TB via microSD

Cameras
16MP Rear camera, laser autofocus, dual tone flash, 4k video recording
8MP secondary rear camera with 135-degree wide-angle lens
8MP front-facing camera

Connectivity
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band)
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, NFC, USB Type-C

OS
Android 6.0 marshmallow

Dimensions
149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7-8.6mm
Weight: 159g

Sensors
Fingerprint Sensor
Infrared Sensor

Battery
Removable 2800mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

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