During their event at Mobile World Congress 2016 today, LG announced the long awaited LG G5, bringing with it a brand new design, with a new set of features that LG hopes will make the G5 be set above the rest.
One of the biggest changes in the design is that it no longer uses plastic, and instead features a metal unibody that measures 7.7mm thick. The volume controls have been moved to the side, and the power button is situated on the back alongside the fingerprint scanner.
The shape of the G5 is also interesting, but the real selling point in terms of the design is the modular features, allowing users to easily remove the bottom section of the phone by pressing a small button at the side of the phone, allowing access to the battery.
It also features a 5.3-inch display with an IPS LCD panel with a pixel resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 and 554ppi. It also takes advantage of LG’s new Always-on technology that allows the display to show information without having to wake up.
LG says that the display will only use 0.8 per cent battery per hour in Always-on mode.
if you look around the back you will also find two cameras, a 16-megapixel sensor and an 8 megapixel sensor, the 16 megapixel one is the stand camera that will take the majority of your shots, whereas the 8 megapixel sensor will be used for wide-angle photos thanks to it 135-degree lens.
You will also find laser autofocusing next to these cameras.
Inside there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 octo-core processor with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and 2,800 mAh battery.
The LG G5 will release with Android 6.0 Marshmallow in “key markets” in early-April. Vodafone and EE have confirmed that they will be offering the handset in the UK, with EE taking pre-orders from March 17th.