Many of you tech inclined folks will know about Project Ara which was started by Motorola Mobility to make a modular phone, Well LG has succeeded in making something modular even though it might not be as modular as we want.
Just like most top smartphone manufacturers, LG has dumped plastic parts in the G5. The phone has a complete metal body with a snap-to-open design. The LG G5’s bottom is removable thereby making it modular. This was achieved by putting a USB-C connection in the phone which allows it offer new bottoms with new features.
In order to swap the modules, you simply press a special button on the side, slide the module out, remove the main battery and put the battery into a new module which according to people who have done it is very easy. The phone is only partially modular as the processor cannot be replaced but a lot of other parts can be added like another camera, SSD, battery and other stuff.
LG G5 Design
Let’s move away from the modularity and get to the details. The G5 is a slim attractive beauty which is slightly heavier than the LG G4. It sports a 5.3-inch (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) IPS LCD display which is “always on,” which means it always shows the date, time and notifications just like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The phone uses a special selective OLED light to light up only the needed part of the screen thereby conserving battery life, according to LG, the display only consumes about 1 percent of the battery every hour.
LG G5 Features
- Fingerprint scanner on the back like the LG G4
- Volume buttons are now on the side
- Dual rear cameras: A standard 16 MP shooter and a wide-angle 8 MP unit which can be switched using the camera app.
LG G5 Specifications
The phone runs Android Marshmallow v6.0 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot. LG has removed Android’s app drawer which makes the G5 have a single-level experience like on the iPhone and Huawei phones and this means you can install another launcher.
Release Date and Price in Nigeria
LG has said that the phone will be released in April but has not stated the price. I however estimate that it will cost about 150,000 Naira – 160,000 Naira in Nigeria.