LG G5 Modular Smartphone Unveiled at MWC 2016

LG Electronics unveiled its first modular Smartphone, the LG G5, with a B&O sound system and wide-angle lens, at the annual Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.

A modular Smartphone is the one which is made out of separate components, which lets users to replace or upgrade certain functions independently.

Speaking about the LG G5’s specifications, it features a 5.3-inch QHD display with 1440 x 2560 pixels of resolution. The G% is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. The said Smartphone ships with 32GB built-in storage and 2800mAh battery. On the camera front, one can expect 16MP and 8MP rear cameras. It also gets the camera grip add-on, the LG Cam Plus, to enhance the camera experience. The connectivity options on the LG G5 include 4G LTE, USB Type-C port that is compatible with USB 3.0 standard, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.

The G5 will have support for Quick Charge 3.0 and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

In the G5 Smartphone, a B&O sound system can be added by sliding a module into the phone case. Sliding in another module allows the phone, which is equipped with a 135-degree wide-angle lens, to be operated like a conventional camera.

A virtual reality headset and a controller to operate drones can also be added.

Ben Wood, an analyst at CCS Insight, said that G5 gets LG back on the radar in the Smartphone market.

“In a sea of Smartphone sameness, retailers need some differentiated features to talk about,” he added.

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