Sunday, February 21, 2016

LG G5 with Metal body,modular design,Removable Battery goes official

LG today  unveiled the LG G5 which is successor to the G4 .LG G5 announced with a modular design, which it says allows you to transform your G5 into a “digital camera, hi-fi player, and more

LG revealed two such modules today CAM Plus and hi-Fi Plus with B & O Play

CAM Plus: This camera can be attached through the battery slot to “deliver a comfortable grip and convenient control of a DSLR.” The LG CAM Plus offers auto focus, exposure lock, and provides physical buttons for power, shutter, record, and zoom. It also gives the G5 additional battery capacity of 1,200mAh.

Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play: This portable Hi-Fi audio player developed in collaboration with B&O Play supports 32-bit, 384KHz high-definition audio playback. It can be used as a module with the LG G5 or even as a separate Hi-Fi digital audio chip (DAC) that connects to any smartphone or PC.LG G5 has an always-on display so you can check the time, battery status, and your notifications without waking the phone. LG says the display’s backlight only illuminates one small part of the overall display, which translates into the always-on section draining only 0.8 percent of the phone’s battery every hour.

LG G5 feature  a 5.3-inch QHD display running at a resolution of 2560x1440pixels and pixel density of 555ppi. powered by a  Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 820 CPU with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot for further expansion. LG G5 boasts two rear cameras, one with a standard 78-degree lens and other is a 135-degree wide angle lens, which LG claims will help users in capturing larger groups, tall buildings and landscapes. For selfie lovers, a front-facing 8-megapixel unit is also present.Other features include a removable 2,800mAh battery, USB Type-C 2.0 port, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. It runs on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

  • 5.3-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD always-on display, 3D Arc Glass
  • Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 16MP rear camera, laser auto focus, dual-tone flash, 4K video recording
  • 8MP secondary rear camera with 135-degree wide-angle lens
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Dimensions:  149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7~8.6mm; Weight: 159g
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 2800mAh (removable) battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

LG  also unveiled “companion devices” for the G5 called LG Friends. The company today detailed six of these accessories, but like the modules, you can expect more in the pipeline:

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. It has a stylish design that is foldable so that users can easily carry and watch VR content anytime, anywhere.

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

LG Rolling Bot: Companion device that rolls like a ball while capturing images and videos with its embedded 8MP camera. 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 certain drones. Lets you check the video stream from the drone through the LG G5 in real time 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 with minimal fuss and effort. It automatically detects nearby LG Friends and connects quickly and easily in three simple steps, eliminating much of the hassle of pairing devices.

Speaking at the launch, Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said, "The new LG G5 will encourage owners to rediscover the true joy of a mobile life. The G5 and LG Friends are the result of many experts inside LG asking themselves if it was still possible to be innovative and unique in the smartphone space. I think once customers spend a little time with the LG G5, their answer will be a resounding yes."

LG G5 will be available in four different colors, silver, gold, pink and silver.and will be available globally in April along with the Friends companion devices. No word on the pricing yet

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