This is the G5, LG's new modular phone

LG has finally launched the G5, it's first all-metal and the world's first modular phone, challenging the likes of Samsung's Galaxy S7 which will also launch later today.

LG G5 brings in a number of first-evers for LG's G series- an all-metal frame, a wide-angle rear camera, volume keys on the side and a fingerprint sensor.

True to its flagship status. the G5 also comes with a 5.3-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560p, the latest Snapdragon 820 SoC, a 21MP main camera with an Iris scanner, a removable battery, the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and up to 64 GB of internal storage.

Other prominent features include a 3D Arc Glass screen, USB Type-C port, Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0 feature and a microSD slot.

The removable battery can be replaced easily thanks to the G5's modular design. You can easily slide down the battery and insert a new one with equal ease.

G5 also comes with a second Always-On display which covers just a third of the screen and consumes just 0.8 per cent of the battery life every hour. The phone’s modular design brings in a separate camera module which has buttons to take pictures. A partnership with B&O Play also turns the phone into a Hi-Fi audio device.

The rear camera in the LG G5 covers an impressive 135-degree angle, letting you take wide-angle images without activating the panorama mode. LG is also coming with a LG 360 Cam which will let you take 360-degree photos and videos.

You can also connect your G5 with the LG 360 VR, a VR device which can simulate a 130-inch TV viewed from two meters away. It weighs just 118 g and offers a resolution of 639 ppi. It is compatible with 360-degree videos as well as Google Cardboard content.

The G5 will be available in all key global markets, which includes UK, simultaneously. It will be launched in Silver, Gold, Pink and Titanium colours. Pricing and availability dates to follow.


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  1. Guest
    Guest21st Feb 2016

    what happened to the iris recognition, was this all just false/rumour?

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