LG Gambles With New Flagship G5 That Focuses More On Accessories Than The Phone

February 21 23:34 2016 Print This Article

LG has just announced their new G5 flagship in today’s MWC press conference and, well, its different. Its got a metal unibody design with two rear cameras for wide and normal angle camera shots, but the key point is a new removable bottom that lets you swap batteries – but that’s not all it does. It lets you swap in other modules like a camera grip or a HiFi DAC for audiophiles. LG is likely to expand the functionality in more ways later on, but other than those two they’re also promoting a host of other accessories for the phone like a 360 camera, lightweight VR goggles, and a… remote control house robot. That being said, at the press event they didn’t spend much time talking about the phone – if at all. Thankfully, we got all the info you need just below.

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LGG5LGLG G52016-04-28 (PH) 2016-02-21 (Int.)34990 (PHP)2.2Ghz Quad-Core Snapdragon 8205.3" 2560x1440 Quantum IPS Gorilla Glass 46.0 Android MarshmallowLG UI16MP OIS LED Flash + 8MP Wide8MP4GB / 32GB / Yes2800 mAhSingle or Dual SIM LTENFC, Fingerprint scanner, USB Type C??? / ???Modular design, optional camera grip, HiFi dac, always on displayLazada

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The new G5 is interestingly a huge move from the striking G4 before it. A curvier design, with “expansion” modules via the removable bottom to upgrade your phone in certain ways. That being said, spending little time selling us the phone made us worry about what the phone is about in the first place. Hopefully LG can tell us more about the phone and less about the accessories when they launch here in the Philippines.

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We wanna know more about its camera capabilities, its UI features, and whatever else they haven’t talked about at the launch. They didn’t even mention what sensor size, aperture, or OIS module they’re using on the main 16MP camera. Guess it wasn’t that important to them, but it sure is very important to shooters like us. Oh well, let’s just wait for more details.

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Pricing information is not available yet, but we’ll definitely learn more details as in the weeks to come.

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