LG introduces first modular phone with swapping parts

This weekend’s Mobile World Congress saw LG show off its much-awaited G5, and it’s an innovation. The first modular phone from the company, its base can be pulled out and extra tech plugged in.

The swappable parts, which LG calls 'friends', include a 32-bit digital to analogue converter for better quality audio, and the LG Cam Plus, which adds more manual camera controls. Other modules are on their way too, LG says.

Photography is the name of the game, it seems, as the G5 has two camera lenses on its rear: 16MP and 8MP, one of which has a 135-degree wide-angle lens - perfect for landscapes or group photos.

The phone has a slicker and even more premium-feeling unibody case, a similar QHD screen to the G4, only no with a slight curve, and is available in silver, titan, gold, or pink. In other words, it's pretty as well as functional.

It also has, as promised, an 'Always-on' display, showing you the time and date even when the phone itself is asleep.

As for its tech specs, the G5 has an octa-core chipset, 2,800mAh battery, 32GB of internal storage, and 4GB RAM.

Along with the new smartphone, LG has launched a few companion gadgets. There's the LG 360 VR, the company's VR headset; the LG 360 CAM for recording your own 360-degree videos; and the LG Rolling Bot, a robot that rolls along the ground taking pictures and videos.

The LG G5 is set to be released this April, though no pricing information has been announced just yet.

Source: LG

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