Besides Samsung stealing the show at the MWC16, LG also had something that killed the show; the LG G5.
The phone was launched alongside other accessories that are referred as the phone’s friends.
The phone has an aluminum body that gives it a classy look and touch. The phone’s fingerprint scanner is positioned in the same spot as the 6P’s Nexus Imprint, and the G5’s camera module also protrudes ever so slightly from the body.
Performance is one area that LG always utilize on to make their phones effective and smooth. The phone houses Qualcomm’s new top-tier Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is accompanied by 4GB of RAM inside the G5.
Speaking of the camera, LG now offers two of them on the back: a regular 16-megapixel imager and a 135-degree wide angle 8-megapixel camera.
The two cameras can be used as individual shooters; with one offering a wider, more panoramic view to better capture a wide landscape or they can work together to create some fun combinations and layering. Switching between the two cameras is very quick.
Other features include: 32GB of storage, a microSD expansion slot, USB-C, a removable 2,800mAh battery, a maximum thickness of 8mm, and 900 nits of display brightness. “If I’m here to just tell you about these numbers, you will not be excited,” says LG Mobile planning chief Dr. Ramchan Woo. “The mission of the G5 is to wake up your play instinct.”
LG introduced other accessories that complement the LG G5. The ‘new friends’ are plugged directly into the LG G5’s bottom. A small key on the side of the phone opens its lower section, which can be pulled out along with the battery, then the battery is fitted into the next module and that straps back into the phone.
The first accessory is the LG Cam Plus, which offers an enlarged camera grip for single-handed photography and also contains extra battery power. The accessory is a physical shutter button, a dedicated video recording key, an LED indicator, and it can be used to control zoom on the phone. In case the user is using the two cameras built into the phone, the friend expands the battery from 2,800mAh to 4,000mAh because two cameras will increase consumption rate.
The LG G5 and its Friends will be available globally from the beginning of April.