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LG Announces LG G5 Smartphone with Modular Type Design

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An Intro to LG G5

LG has unveiled the first mainstream modular smartphone called LG G5. The new G5 comes with a lot of cool features including modular design, slide-out battery, fingerprint scanner and more. Let’s have a close look at its specifications.

LG Modular Type Smartphone

The Modular Type design gives it the ability to transform into a digital camera, Hi-Fi player and more. The first plug-in module is the LG CAM Plus. It is a camera module that can be attached through the battery slot. This offers a comfortable grip and convenient control of a standalone camera. It features buttons for power, shutter, record, zoom, and LED indicator.

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Two Cameras on the Rear

It comes with two cameras on the rear: one with standard 78-degree lens and 16MP sensor and another with a 135-degree wide angle lens and 8MP sensor. The 135-degree lens offers a viewing angle that is about 1.7 times wider than other existing smartphone cameras. Both cameras can be merged with various effects.


Always-on Display

The LG G5 comes with anodized aluminum and is available in silver and gold colorways. It comes with a 5.3-inch screen with high-resolution of 2560 x 1440 displays. It is the first to have a modular design and made out of metal. It features a fluid metal body and beveled glass on the front. Also, the phone comes with always-on display just like Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge which means that you can see the time at a glance.

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It is powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 32GB storage on board which is expandable via a microSD slot. It comes with fingerprint sensor as well. Other features include USB-C, a removable 2,800mAh battery, and 900 nits of display brightness.

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The slim, uni-body metal designed smartphone is getting a lot of attention for its slid-out battery feature. This allows users to just swap the battery in seconds. LG G5 has a detachable bottom which conceals the battery. The idea behind this is that the detachable module allows you to carry a spare battery and also help you replace the battery with accessories that can add features. The LG G5 also offers Quick Charge 3.0 for incredibly fast charging.

A quick look at LG G5:

Specifications Details
Display 5.3-inch
Dimensions 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
Weight 159g
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Internal Storage 32GB
Camera Rear Standard: 16MP
Rear Wide: 8MP
Front Camera: 8MP
Battery 2,800mAh
Colors Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink

Are you excited about LG G5 for its slide-out battery and modular type design? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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