LG Electronics unveiled its creative new
flagship smartphone at MWC in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday.
The LG G5 will ship in March 2016 with 4GB of
LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB of internal memory plus a microSD card slot which
can take up to 2TB, USB Type-C and a 2,800mAh slide-out battery.
It weighs 159g and will be available in silver, titan, gold and
The LG G5 is equipped with a Snapdragon 820 processor which offers advanced
features such as 64-bit performance, Adreno 530 graphics and
Qualcomm Hexagon DSP as well as Qualcomm Spectra
14-bit dual image signal processors (ISPs) designed to deliver
high resolution DSLR-quality images and additional power savings.
The Snapdragon 820 processor also has an integrated X12 LTE modem
that supports Category 12 download speeds of up to 600 Mbps and
LTE Category 13 uplink speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
Compared to the previous generation Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm
Technologies’ most advanced CPU architecture offers double the
speed and power savings. Adreno 530 graphics demonstrate up to 40% faster graphics performance and up to 40% more
power efficiency compared to the previous generation.
Snapdragon 820 processor also supports 4K capture and playback at
four times more than the resolution of 1080p, enabling users to
watch and capture their daily moments in stunning detail and
clarity. The processor is also optimized for VR, generating
quality pixels and life-like colors to deliver the ultimate VR experience to G5 users.
The LG G5 offers Quick Charge 3.0 for fast
charging. By employing an intelligent algorithm, Quick Charge 3.0
is 27% faster and 45% more efficient than the
The LG G5 is also equipped with aptX HD, an
enhanced codec that supports 24-bit sound over Bluetooth.
5.3-Inch Quad HD IPS
The 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum
display on the LG G5 offers an always-on feature.
The concept of the always-on display was
first introduced in the LG V10 as the Second Screen and now that
feature has evolved on to the main display to show the time and
date continuously even when the G5 is in sleep mode.
that you can always see the time at a glance, even during
important meetings or when your hands are full.
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.
Thanks to this technology, the always-on display requires only 0.8% of the battery’s full capacity per hour to operate.
consumers turning on their smartphones up to 150 times a day
mostly to just check the time, the G5’s always-on display is
make a notable difference in the life of the battery over the course of the day.
Another advanced display feature
in the LG G5 is Daylight Mode, which gives the G5 better outdoor visibility beyond that of current auto brightness
technology. Daylight Mode detects surrounding light conditions and
instantaneously increases or decreases the brightness of the
display, up to 850 nits.
LG G5’s Cameras
The LG G5 has two cameras on the
rear: one with a standard 78-degree lens (16MP) and another with a
135-degree wide angle lens (8MP). The front camera is 8MP.
The 135-degree lens on the LG G5 offers a viewing
angle that is approximately 1.7 times wider than those of existing
smartphone cameras and 15 degrees wider than the human eye’s field
The wide angle lens makes it easier for users to capture
more landscape, taller buildings or larger groups without having
to position oneself further from the subject.
LG G5 features a collection of photo effects including
Pop-out Picture, Film Effect and Auto Shot. Pop-out Picture combines images taken by the standard and wide angle lens to
create a picture-in-a-frame effect. Film Effect can apply nine different film emulators to an image while Auto Shot is an
enhanced camera UX which automatically captures the perfect selfie
shot when a face is recognized.
Because of the LG G5’s modular design, the LG CAM Plus camera
module can be attached through the slide-out battery slot to
deliver a comfortable grip and convenient control of a standalone
camera. The LG CAM Plus provides physical buttons for power,
shutter, record, zoom, LED indicator and comfortable grip. It also
offers intuitive auto focus and exposure lock, features usually
found on standalone digital cameras. When attached to the LG G5,
it provides an additional battery capacity of 1,200mAh to allow
for longer shooting times.
LG has not yet unveiled the price of the LG
G5, nor the exact release date which is expected to be soon.
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi)
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB UFS ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Camera: Rear: Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front: 8MP
Battery: 2,800mAh (removable)
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
- Weight: 159g
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b,
g, n, ac / USB Type-C / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2
Silver / Titan / Gold / Pink
vary depending on the market.
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