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The LG G5 Is Here

LG G5

The LG G5 has landed and it’s ready to challenge any top dog with a brand new design and unique new features.  Let’s take a look at some of the the specs first:

  • 5.3″ QHD IPS Display
  • Snapdragon 820
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB Storage
  • microSD Card Slot
  • 16MP Camera + 8MP Secondary Camera
  • 8MP Front Facing Camera
  • 2800 mAh Battery
  • USB Type-C

Pretty solid specs and the USB Type-C is a nice touch but specs alone does not a winner make so let’s see what else the LG G5 has to offer.  On the design front, LG really rebuilt things from the ground up.  Like the majority of manufacturers these days, LG has ditched plastic in favour of “higher end” materials, in this case metal.  But unlike most metal phones, LG has kept their famed removable battery and expandable storage in tow with a unique modular design!  Yup, you read that right, the G5 is modular!  The bottom of the device can be slid out and replaced!  Pretty nifty little trick.

In addition to being able to quickly swap out the battery, LG has brought some “Friends” to accompany the G5, accessories that also pack their own batteries but add additional functionality.  These “Friends” include the LG CAM Plus, a camera attachment for the G5, and the LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY, an audio attachment to bring Hi-Fi sound for those who need it.

These new “Friends” are definitely what make the LG G5 stand apart from anything on the market but there are some other fun features on the G5.  For starters, LG is giving the dual-camera set up a go once again.  The set-up debuted on their V10 but rather than using the set up on the front, LG has moved it to the back, which really makes a lot more sense.  This set-up will allow for a much wider angle shot, just like it did on the V10.

Another new feature the G5 will be bringing to LG is an Always-on Display.  This feature wasn’t any sort of secret as LG touted it before the device launched.  Quite simply, it’s LG’s version of Motorola’s Active Display or Google’s Ambient Display.

So there you have it, the LG G5!  I have to say I’m quite impressed by what I see.  LG took a gamble a little bit with their modular device and hopefully it pays off for them.  In terms of a release date, we don’t have anything concrete at this time but we’ll be sure to let you know when we do!