LG Announces the LG G5 at MWC 2016 in Barcelona

The leaks began sometime last year, and to call the LG G5 as the most anticipated device from LG so far, would not be far from the truth. After decent success enjoyed by the LG Nexus 5X and the LG G4 in the year gone by, it will be up to the LG G5 to carry the baton this year. The device has officially been launched by LG at MWC today.

LG G5

Most of the mystery around the device was solved even before most of the media jetted off to Barcelona, thanks to the leaks around the device. As expected, the phone comes with a 5.3 inches display with a 2K display. The display has an always on feature, a bit like what we have seen on the Nexus 6P. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 820 and has 4 GB of RAM. There is a 32 GB internal storage on the device as well as support for Micro SD card. There are Dual cameras on the back of the device as well as a fingerprint scanner. This is the first semi-modular phone, where you can swap the module for a new one. You can remove the battery module and add in a camera grip which adds 1100 mAh battery as well as manual camera controls like hardware shutter button, zoom dial etc. You can also add in a module that brings a Bang & Olufsen DAC for better audio experience. There is no IR port on the device though.

The front facing camera is 8 MP while the rear cameras are 16 and 8 MP. A heart rate sensor is also present at the back and the device comes with a Laser Auto Focus. There is a 2800 mAh battery, as well as an accessory slot that can be used to insert a new removable battery to extend it on the device. The device shows its roots are in the design of the LG G4, even though the G5 is a little more rounded. From the back of the phone, the device looks a little bit like the Nexus 5X, but has a metallic build to give a premium feel. The LG G5 will be available in April in selected markets.

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