< Barcelona, Spain — LG put on a stellar show in Sant Jordi Club to launch their newest flagship, the LG G5. It was evident that they really went all-out on this device as it’s packed with unique features, boasts of an elegant unibody metal design, and a vibrant device accessory ecosystem. Here are three key things that they did that really made this phone special.
LG G5 specs
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 5.3-inch QHD IPS Quantum dot display
- 32GB of expandable storage
- 16-megapixel rear camera, 75 degree FOV, 1/2.5? sensor size, laser AF, OIS/8-megapixel rear camera, 85 degree FOV,
- 8-megapixel front camera
- Optional Dual SIM
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C, NFC
- 2800mAh battery
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Modular Design is the Bomb
First we have the centerpiece of the G5, the modular design. With this phone you can have the sleek and thin unibody metal design and still have a replaceable battery and a micro SD card slot. As a huge fan of interchangeable batteries ourselves, we’re stoked to see a novel and refreshing solution to a problem neither Samsung or Sony has been able to solve.
The design also opened up a new world of opportunities with attachable accessories. There’s the Camera Plus which makes one-hand photo operation much easier (it also works as a 4000mAh Power Pack). There’s also their partnership with Bang & Olufsen Play which is hugely appealing to the growing community of mobile audiophiles.
Truly Best in Class Hardware
Next we have the hardware. Top tier specifications combined with one of the most elegantly designed metal unibody phones ever. The arced glass is also a treat to the eyes from any angle.
Robots and Cameras to Unleash It’s Full Potential
Last, but definitely not the least, we have the bevy of official LG accessories that you can get for the G5. There’s the 360-degree camera, the robot that watches your home and can control your appliances via IR, the lightweight VR glasses, and the partnership with Parrot for the drone remote control dock.
Big caveat with all of these accessories: most, if not all of them, are still in their prototype stage. We have no idea when we’ll actually see them hit the market.
We were definitely impressed with the LG G5 especially when we got to spend time with it here in Barcelona. Our initial impressions should be up soon so watch out for that one as well.