MWC 206 just kicked in and the era of next generation smartphones is now upon us. Amidst the frenzy, LG has introduced its much awaited, bold and innovative flagship phone the G5, which keeps things fresh on the mobile front.
The LG G5 is an all metal phone (it also disguises Antenna bands) which has a gorgeous 5.3 inch QHD display with 900 Nits of brightness. To start with, The LG G5 has an Always On display. We knew Always On display is coming, but were very curious to know how LG managed to accomplish this feet without an AMOLED panel.
To do so, LG has used a separate backlight directed towards the center of the display, which is driven by a separate IC so that it doesn’t have to wake the main processor to display notifications and time. Since the entire primary backlight and processor lay dormant, very little power is consumed in the process.
Another interesting feature is modular design. Press a tiny button on LG G5 edge and the bottom part swipes out along with the battery. You can swap the battery or replace it with other modules like camera grip, big battery module, a B&O audio module, etc.
LG has used a dual camera set-up on the rear side. There is an 8MP and 16MP sensor which you can use separately or together. The 8MP camera can take ultra wide angle shots (135 degrees). An 8MP selfies camera is also present on the front.
The G5 employs, Snapdragon 820 quad core chip, with Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, perhaps the most powerful Mobile chipset combo around. You can also insert a MicroSD card slot for further expansion. Software is Android 6.0 Lollipop, and the most noticeable change is that an App drawer is missing. Other features include 2800 mAh battery, 4G LTENFC and dual band WiFi.
LG G5 is what we expect from LG’s flagship series legacy. Job well done.
Key Specifications of LG G5:
|Display||5.3 inch QHD(2K) IPS LCD display|
|Processor||2.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530|
|Camera||16 MP + 8MP rear and 8 MP front camera|
|Internal Memory||32GB, Expandable by 2TB|
|Dimensions and Weight||149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm and 159 grams|
|Dual SIM||Yes (optional)|
|Price||To Be Announced|