LG G5 Modular Smartphone to Launch in India Today

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LG G5 Modular Smartphone to Launch in India Today
  • The highlight of the LG G5 is its module ecosystem.
  • It bears a 5.3-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) display.
  • The G5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC.
LG is set to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the G5, at its Gurgaon event on Wednesday. Currently, only availability details are not yet known - as the smartphone went up for  pre-bookings in India via Flipkart and retail stores at Rs. 52,990 last week.

The LG G5 pre-booking deal had been sweetened with the bundling of the LG Cam Plus module bundled for free. The biggest highlight of the new LG G5 flagship is the modules or add-ons called the LG Friends, meant to signify the companion devices that can be attached to the G5.

The G5 sports a 5.3-inch QHD display (1440x2560 pixels) featuring always-on display technology. The always-on display will allow users to check time, notifications and battery status among other pieces of information. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 2TB).

A 16-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus is on board the LG G5, apart from an 8-megapixel front camera. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and is powered by a 2800mAh removable battery. It measures 149.40x73.90x7.70mm, and weighs 159 grams.

Coming back to the modules, the LG Cam Plus is a camera add-on that adds physical buttons for camera operations along with expanding the total battery capacity to 4000mAh. The Hi-Fi Plus module, co-developed by Bang & Olufsen, is a portable Hi-Fi DAC which can be used as a standalone portable DAC or with the G5 to enable 32-bit audio playback.

The South Korean company can also be expected to showcase the companion devices in India with the LG G5 including LG 360 VR, LG 360 CAM, LG Rolling Bot, LG Tone Platinum, H3 by B&O Play, LG Smart Controller, and LG Friends Manager.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good screen
  • Excellent cameras
  • Fantastic performance
  • Decent battery life
  • Good fingerprint sensor
  • Modular design
  • Bad
  • Expensive
  • Questionable build quality
  • Only 32GB internal storage
  • Only one optional module currently available
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera16-megapixel
Battery Capacity2800mAh
OSAndroid 6.0.1
Resolution1440x2560 pixels

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