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Short Bytes: Smartphone maker LG has launched its new flagship Android device LG G5. The phone is inspired from the modular approach and the company gives you a choice to add extra modules that act as a clear differentiator against other smartphones. 

Today at its Play Begins event in MWC 2016, Barcelona, LG unveiled its new flagship Android phone LG G5. The phone comes with a refreshing design approach and loaded with the innovation of modular elements.

This radical reinvention of the LG’s flagship is coupled with tons of new accessories and plug-in modules. You can simply ‘slide-out’ battery and change it with another fully charged one in a matter of seconds. The other two modules include a Bang and Olufson unit that promises to turn G5 into an audiophile’s new best buddy. The camera module allows you to take pictures more easily. It comes with a little extra battery juice to make the phone run longer. The entire bottom of the phone comes out and you are able to add LG’s expansion packs.LG-CAM-PlusAnother thing, LG continues to provide the microSD card slot — 100 points for that.

The phone borrows its first impression from Google Nexus 6P. The phone is housed inside an aluminum body and comes with a fingerprint scanner at the same place. The front is covered with beautiful curved glass that gives an impression of a zero-bezel display.

The company has also launched a range of companion devices called “LG Friends”. The range includes the LG 360 VR headset, a 360-degree camera, and the LG Rolling bot. The Rolling bot is a basically a drone that you can control with your phone and take pictures and videos.

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The price and release dates haven’t yet been confirmed.

Specifications of LG G5 – Company’s first modular phone

  • 5.3-inch screen Quad HD IPS display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
  • microSD Card Slot
  • Always-on Display
  • Camera: Rear: Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front: 8MP
  • 135 degree wide-angle lens
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 2,800mAh
  • USB Type-C

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anyW8UY9ELg

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