Today LG launched its much-awaited phone in India, the LG G5 at an event in New Delhi. LG also launched LG Friends in the event which includes additional modules like LG 360 CAM, LG 360 VR and they also launched the LG Camera module which provides a better grip for taking that perfect shot and comes with an additional 1200mAh battery. So, let’s just take a look at the LG G5.
LG G5 Design
The LG G5 is the first all-metal unibody flagship from LG, but with a twist. Unlike your typical unibody design, this phone still have a room for both microSD and a removable battery. This feature is accomplished by the addition of a “cap” at the bottom that can be removed to unveil the battery, microSD slot, and LG’s unique new Magic Slot.
LG G5 Specs
Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM : 4GB RAM
Storage : 32GB storage, microSD upto 2TB
Camera : 16MP, 8MP Dual Wide Lens with OIS
Front cam : 8MP
Connectivity : TBC
Sensors : Rear mounted fingerprint scanner
Battery : Removeable 2800mAh with qu
Software : Android 6.0 Marshmallow with LG UI
Dimensions : 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
Colors : Pink, Gold, Titan (Charcoal) and Silver
LG G5 Features
LG has included a number of special hardware features this time around. Here’s a brief recap of the four hardware accessories shown off by LG :-
1) Fingerprint Scanner – There’s a circular fingerprint scanner on the rear, similar to the sensor found on the LG V10 and the LG-made Nexus 5X. LG has also made the move over to USB Type-C and touts a rear-mounted speaker.
2) Camera module – The LG Camera module don’t add any new sensors to the LG G5, but it does provide a better grip for taking that perfect shot. It also includes its own supplementary 1200 mAh battery as well as a physical wheel for zoom, and bottoms for taking photos and video recording. You can also half-press the camera shutter button to focus lock.
3) LG HiFi+ (with B&O Play) – In collaboration with B&O, LG brings us the LG HiFi+ module. This module adds two new headphone jacks optimized for HiFi+. This accessory supports 32-bit DAC with upsampling, and 384KHz audio. It can also be used with any other USB C smartphone as it has a top part to the module for use with non-G5 smartphones.
4) LG 360 CAM – The LG 360 Cam is a new LG-made accessory that brings 360-degree recording. Each camera is 200 degrees, and resulting images can have a flat or spherical view. Video works with Google Streetview and YouTube 360. When you take a photo or video, it is saved on the 360 CAM, which has a 1200mAh battery, 4GB storage, and microSD card slot.
5) LG 360 VR – Lastly we have the LG 360 VR. Having 639ppi is like looking at a 130inch TV from 2 meters away. Works with 360 CAM. Weighs only 118 grams. Required to be tethered to the G5 via USB Type-C cable. Lenses that can be adjusted to match your eyesight and particular vision number. headphone jack on the bottom of the glasses but you can also use Bluetooth. Physical OK and cancel buttons but you can also replicate this by short tapping the phone screen for OK and long tapping for cancel.
LG G5 price and availability
LG G5 is priced at 52,900 Rs and is will be available to buy on Flipkart. Flipkart also has some great offers for the customers check it out and preorder here.
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