LG Goes Modular With The G5 To Fight-Off The Galaxy S7

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While most people are yet to fully grasp the Galaxy S7 feature list, Samsung’s South Korean compatriot LG already delivered the nemesis. Dubbed as G5, the handset is armed to the teeth to fight off Samsung’s duo of devices.
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The G5 is a metal-clad unibody phone with a slide out battery. It is also the first mainstream phone to implement modular design to some extent. Depending on your preference, you can swap between the LG CAM Plus and LG Hi-Fi Plus. The former transforms the phone into a digital camera with 1200 mAh additional battery. It comes with a physical buttons for power, shutter, record, zoom, LED indicator and comfortable grip.
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The other one, is a portable Hi-Fi DAC audio player developed in collaboration with a Scandinavian brand B&O PLAY. In addition to the 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC upsampling technology first introduced on the LG V10, LG Hi-Fi Plus supports 32-bit 384 KHz high-definition audio playback.

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The 5.3-inch Quad HD has 1440×2560 pixels. LG is known for its top-notch IPS paels with excellent colour reproduction, and this one is no exception. For better outdoor visibility, the display comes with a Daylight Mode that can increase the brightness up to 850 nits.

Rest of the specs are as follows:
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
  • 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32 GB Internal Storage, microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Rear Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front 8MP
  • Battery: 2,800mAh (removable)
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
  • Weight: 159g
  • Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / USB Type-C / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2
  • Colors: Silver / Titan / Gold / Pink
As far as the pricing is confirmed, the LG G5 is expected to be pegged for GBP 500 in the US, which translates to approx Rs 48,500. The company has not shed light on the launch date yet.
Chandrakant 'CK' Isi

Technology editor, movie buff, and wannabe space explorer.