“Life’s Good When You Play More”
Johannesburg, 24 May 2016 – Whether you call them cellphones, mobile phones or smartphones, the modern pocket-sized communication devices are taking over our lives one phone call at a time. With a cutting-edge hardware, pin-sharp screen, professional quality camera and an all metal unibody industrial design, these are just a few words to describe the new LG G5. LG is the first major Android OEM to create a device with a tightly knit software and the ability to replace the battery, something which has been all but absent in other premium smartphones of late.
The modular design of the G5 allows a user to insert and take out modules that are aimed at specialising in particular features. The G5 boasts impressive hardware specifications, including a class leading performance courtesy of Qualcomm Inc.’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 Quad core 2,1 GHz processor coupled with a high-resolution display that features an always-on section to allow you check the time and notifications without turning on the whole screen. Additionally, the devices runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a connectivity HSPA, LTE, WFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi direct, Hotspot, DLNA BT 4.2 and a 32 GB onboard memory, with a dedicated microSD slot for up to 2TB expandable storage. Adding to the well-balanced offerings which consumers have come to appreciate, LG has also updated the camera on the G5 by adding a second lens, providing a wide-angle 135-degree view for taking more panoramic pictures.
Other innovative technologies that LG has incorporated into the G5 include:
- Antennae lines in mobile devices with metal bodies has been a point of much-heated discussion. LG has managed to sway the debate with a new treatment process of the metal which helps mobile signals penetrate the metal body of the smartphone thus, erasing antennae lines altogether.
- Courtesy of the magic slot module, LG has also managed to grab the honour of making the first metal device with a removable battery.
- LG’s implementation for getting a wide-angle shot at close range is unique and provides much more real life functionality. It is class leading photography innovation with two cameras found on the rear: one with a standard 78-degree lens and another with a 135-degree wide angle lens, the widest available in any smartphone.
Overall, LG’s G5 provides a unique mobile experience for consumers and offering modularity as an added benefit for those who want to customize or enhance the stock functionalities. Along with this, the company has also packed the G5 with industry leading hardware and has been fearless in its pursuit of adopting a unique route with their flagship smartphone offerings, including aspects like the still different rear button layout, curved displays and camera setups.
LG’s flagships have managed to stand out from the crowd year after year. With the latest high-end specifications, and modular capabilities, the G5 stands firmly in place as the smartphone of the future.