LG G5 announced with modular slot and a handful of smart acccessories


LG G5 announced

In case you weren’t already aware, it’s MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 in Barcelona this week. The first of the new releases is the LG G5 announcement, presented within the last couple of hours.

LG G5 release:

We’ve heard and reported several rumours about the LG G5 over the last couple of weeks. The biggest rumour was that the LG G5 was going to have a ‘modular’ design allowing users to swap the battery whilst still keeping a unibody shell. Everyone commented (even us) that it was only going to be able to replace the battery, nothing else.

LG, however, amazed everyone by introducing LG Friends, several attachable modules to the LG G5 to alter the functionality of the phone. The two revealed at MWC were the LG Cam Plus and the LG HiFi Plus. These two modules allow you to increase the already impressive functionality of the LG G5 simply by swapping out the bottom connector.

LG Cam Plus:


The LG Cam Plus is a camera module which adds useful functionality to the LG G5’s impressive camera’s. It adds a 1,200 mAh battery to the LG G5’s 2,800 mAh battery allowing for up to 6-8 hours more use. The module also has dedicated shutter button, record button and a clicker wheel for the zoom. The added bonus is that the module gives you a bit of a boss for better grip of the phone.

LG HiFi Plus:

The LG HiFi Plus is a DAC portable audio player with B&O Play integrated. This gives the LG G5 32 bit audio upscaling and 384KHz HD audio playback.  With technology from world renowned Scandinavian audio company Bang & Olufsen, you know your music is going to sound amazing.

LG G5 specs:

The LG G5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (although we’re not told what kind or what number of processors it possesses), with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB of Storage and space of a micro SD card of up to 2TB. The screen is a 5.3 Quad HD IPS quantum display and a resolution of 2560×1440 554ppi. The LG G5 will launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

The camera’s of the LG G5, an area where they have always been strongest, is another innovation for the LG G5. This year, the device has two rear camera’s. On