LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled its highly anticipated LG G5 smartphone at MWC, today. “The new LG G5 will encourage owners to rediscover the true joy of a mobile life,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The G5 and LG Friends are the result of many experts inside LG asking themselves if it was still possible to be innovative and unique in the smartphone space. I think once customers spend a little time with the LG G5, their answer will be a resounding yes.”
The G5 comes with a brand new design featuring sleek, metal uni-body featuring a Slide-out Battery and a Modular Type design. The G5 can be transformed into a digital camera, Hi-Fi player and more, using a collection of Modular type compatible devices termed as LG Friends. The device also features a Fingerprint Sensor at the back.
The G5 features an Always-ON 5.3″ QHD IPS Quantom display panel protected by a sheet of Gorilla Glass 4. To minimize power consumption, LG redesigned the display driver IC memory and power management function so that the display’s backlight only illuminates one small part of the overall display so that the Always-on Display requires only 0.8 percent of the battery’s full capacity per hour to operate.
The LG G5 has two cameras on the rear: a 16 MP camera with standard 78° lens and another 8 MP camera with a 135° wide angle lens, the widest available in any smartphone. The 135° lens on the LG G5 offers a viewing angle that is approximately 1.7 times wider than those of existing smartphone cameras and 15° wider than the human eye’s field of view.
SoC / RAM / Storage
The LG G5 is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 820 processor by Qualcomm. The Adreno 530 handles the graphic department. Adreno 530 graphics demonstrate up to 40 percent faster graphics performance and up to 40 percent more power efficiency compared to the previous generation. The device comes with 4 GB RAM, 32 GB internal Storage which can be expanded up to 2 TB.
The G5 sports a 2,800 mAh removable battery, has Quick Charge 3.0 which is 27 percent faster and 45 percent more efficient than the previous generation. Wireless Charging is optional.
The G5 will be available in Titanium, Silver, Gold and Pink color options starting April, 2016.
Source – LG News Room