MWC 2016: Modular LG G5 phone with ecosystem of modern accessories will be hard to beat
Google is already working on a modular smartphone which is dubbed Project Ara, and we saw Spiral 1, the first working prototype of Google Project Ara almost a year ago. LG however has been working on a more practical approach which they finally revealed at Mobile World Congress 2016. This is LG G5 modular smartphone which goes very well with your urban living and upbeat lifestyle. The flagship device comes with a plethora of accessories having plug-and-play functionality making it a goof prospect for potential buyers.
5.3-inch screen LG G5 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor assisted by 4GB of RAM. The phone has 2560×1440 (@554 ppi) resolution same as Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge which also got revealed at MWC 2016. It is going to have 32GB storage with expansion via microSD card. The phone borrow a lot of its DNA from Nexus 6P with just one difference that being the power button built into the fingerprint reader.
LG G5 will prove to be a tough competitor for Samsung S7
Distinctive feature of this LG flagship is the presence of two rear cameras; one which is a 16 MP regular shooter and another which is an 8 MP 135-degree wide angle shooter. Both these cameras can be used together also to create never before seen effects.
# LG Cam Plus and Hi-Fi Plus accessories
Main talking point of this phone is the option of swapping different modules for different tasks. The 2,800mAh battery can be removed and fitted with extra modules LG likes to call as Friends.
This can be done in a jiffy without any problem and you get the option of turning your phone into a camera with powerful lens, the LG Cam Plus which adds to the battery power, beefing it up to 4,000mAh.
Or you can turn it into a high-end speaker with the LG Hi-Fi Plus external 32-bit DAC and amplifier unit developed in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen.
# LG 360 Cam
It doesn’t end there, as 16MP LG 360 Cam with dual-sensor spherical camera captures stunning stills and videos in 2K resolution. All that with the liberty of recording audio with the 3 mics in 5.1 channel surround sound.
# LG 360 VR headset
This one impressed me the most. LG 360 VR head-mounted display developed in collaboration with Google connects to LG G5 via USB-C and displays content on the dual 1.88-inch, 960 x 720 displays. It immerses you in a VR environment where you are watching the action 2 meters away from a 130-inch screen. It weighs just 118 grams and looks very sleek to wear. The VR headset is going to have support for YouTube 360 and Cardboard right out of the box.
# LG Rolling Bot
You can also connect LG G5 and can be played around like a BB-8 droid, to be precise like Sphero. But it is not limited to the fun part only as you can employ it to do tasks like home surveillance or pet watching from any corner of the world. You just need to have active internet connection and then you can watch the happenings in your home with the LG Rolling Bot.
LG certainly has come-up with a device that will be hard to compete against given the kind of extended functionality it offers. Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are going to be exceptionally well performing devices to make G5 look ordinary. Especially, with the par hardware configuration and design which will lure young buyers. Plus the connected ecosystem of gadgets will make it even more luring.