Official: LG revealed the new G5 – specs, release date and price
There have been a lot of information and photos on the web about LG’s new flagship device and now that the South Korean OEM has officially revealed it, let’s take a look at the specs and features that the G5 has to offer.
LG G5 has a 5.3-inch Quad-HD screen with the Always On feature and improved visibility in outside conditions. The display of the device is 0.2-inches smaller that the one on its predecessor, which will result in slightly higher ppi count and more detailed images. The phone again has an IPS panel. According to surveys from LG, users tend to look at their smartphone’s display to check various notification, such as time, missed calls, missed messages, etc., quite often. With the new G5 model, however, you won’t have to turn your screen on to do so. While the V10 had a secondary screen, the G5 relies on its main screen, which is said to consume only 0.8% of the full battery life for an hour of usage. Thanks to the Daylight mode, your display will be able to achieve a maximum brightness of the whopping 850 nits.
One of the biggest innovations of the smartphone is its design. The device measures from 7.5 to 8 mm thickness, with its construction being a combination of metal and glass. The most interesting feature of the design, however, is the ability to add various extensions to it. For example you can choose to go with the LG Cam Plus, which will provide you with additional 1100 mAh to your battery, as well as comfortable and easy to use hardware camera buttons for video recording, snapping a shot and zooming in and out. There’s even one for better audio quality with a B&O-branded device.
Another important aspect of the G5 are the cameras. On its rear side, the phone has two cameras, with the main one being a 16MP shooter with 75-degrees field of view. The secondary one, however, has an 8MP sensor with 135-degrees field of view. You can combine the photos from both cameras into one image and add a lot of effects too. Anyway, the front side of LG G5 integrates an 8MP camera.
The rest of the G5’s specs includes a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which could be expanded via a microSD memory card with up to 200GB. The phone has a 2800 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor going with the power button located on the rear side near the camera as usual.
LG G5 will hit the market in the beginning of April. There’s isn’t any official information about the price of the device, though, but according to estimations, the phone should cost around 700 euros in Europe.