LG G5 is one of the first few Modular Smartphones coming in mainstream, there is also an attempt made by Google with Project ARA which will be coming out this year possibly. Coming to LG G5 it has a 5.3″ LCD with an always-on mode. It features a dedicated memory and a power-sipping secondary chip so that the main chipset can go to sleep while the screen remains on 24/7. The bespoke chip sips just 0.8% of battery per hour.


G5 has a Fluid metal body and  glass on the front. There is a single seam, which separates the bottom part.That’s the modular component – it can be removed to access the battery and card slots, and one of several add-ons can be inserted (this requires a reboot though).The first add-on is a camera grip, the LG Cam Plus. It adds 1,100mAh battery and hardware controls – a hardware shutter key, a video button, zoom dial. Then there’s a Bang & Olufsen DAC for even better audio quality. LG will open the standard for third-party manufacturers to create even more add-ons.

The LG G5 comes in Silver, Titan, Gold and Pink colors and will be available globally in April along with the Friends companion devices. Pricing and availability is not yet confirmed

LG G5 Full specs

  • 5.3-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD always-on display, 3D Arc Glass
  • Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM,
  • 32GB ROM plus  expandable memory up to 2TB via microSD
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • 16MP Rear camera with  laser auto focus, dual-tone flash, 4K video recording support
  • 8MP Front rear camera with 135-degree wide-angle lens
  • 2800mAh (removable) battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • 8.6mm thick and  159g Weight
  • Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C


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