LG G5 was one the most anticipated phone launch at MWC this year. In an event today earlier LG launched its latest flagship for 2016. The new LG G5 comes with a 5.3” IPS LCD screen with 2560 x 1440p resolution with 555 ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Also LG has added ‘Always On’ display with LG G5 which will allow the screen to show time and notification icons while the device sleeps.
The phone comes running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI. Under the hood the phone is powered by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 and an Adreno 530 GPU. LG G5 has 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage with support for external microSD card up to 200GB.
On the rear LG G5 comes with dual camera setup with one a 16MP camera with f/1.8 and second one an 8MP camera with f/2.4. The LG G5 camera takes 135 degree photos which is a nice nifty addition. For selfie lovers LG has put an 8MP camera on the front of the phone.
LG G5 comes with a removable 2800mAh battery; the battery can be removed from the phone by pressing the release button and the battery comes out of the bottom of the phone. The bottom of the phone can be swapped out and new modules can be added.
There are two modules, one is a camera grip which adds additional 1200mAh battery capacity and hardware camera button. The second module is audio one from Bang & Olufsen in which there is a dedicated Hi-Fi DAC and pre-amp which improves the audio experience on LG G5.
The new phone is metal built and has a fingerprint scanner on the back with the volume keys on the left side of the phone. On top there is 3.5mm audio jack and the bottom comes with a USB Type-C connector. LG G5 also supports Quick Charge 3.0 which gives fast battery charging about 83% in 30 minutes.
LG also introduced a number of accessories today and we will be covering the same in another post stay tuned. Also coming later tonight is the launch event for Samsung which is going to announce its Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. So people get ready for some amazing news and devices coming out of the MWC event.