LG announced G5 with Quad HD always on display, 4GB RAM, hardware expandable slot Android 6.0 Smartphone
LG has officially announced G5, the company’s latest flagship smartphone in the G series that packs a dual rear cameras and a hardware expansion slot. It has a 5.3-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD Quantum always-on display that lets you can check the time, battery status, and notifications without waking the phone. The display’s backlight only illuminates one small part of the overall display, so only 0.8% of the phone’s battery drains in a hour, according to LG. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with LG UX.
It has a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, OIS 2.0, Laser auto focus, manual mode and a secondary 8-megapixel rear camera with 135-degree wide angle lens. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. LG has also introduced a hardware expansion modules called CAM Plus and Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play.
CAM Plus: Camera that is attached through battery slot for a comfortable grip and convenient control of a DSLR. Offers Auto focus, exposure lock, and provides physical buttons for power, shutter, record, and zoom. Packs additional battery capacity of 1,200mAh.
Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play: Portable Hi-Fi audio player developed in collaboration with B&O Play supports 32-bit, 384KHz high-definition audio playback. Can be used with LG G5 or even as a separate Hi-Fi digital audio chip (DAC) that connects to any smartphone or PC.
LG G5 Friends
It also has companion devices called LG Friends that can be transformed into a digital camera, Hi-Fi player and more.
LG 360 VR: VR goggle that can be connected with the G5 via a dedicated cable and works exclusively with the G5 to simulate a 130-inch TV viewed from two meters away. It has a stylish design that is foldable so that users can easily carry and watch VR content anytime, anywhere.
LG 360 CAM: Compact 360-degree angle camera equipped with two 13MP 200-degree wide angle cameras, 1,200mAh battery and 4GB internal memory, which can be supplemented by a microSD card. Provides 2K video and 5.1 surround channel recording on three microphones
LG Rolling Bot: Companion device that rolls like a ball while capturing images and videos with its embedded 8MP camera. Can be used as a monitoring system for the home, pet care companion as well as a remote controller for compatible home appliances.
H3 by B&O PLAY: Set of high-end earphones that is compatible with the high-quality sound of the LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY.
LG Smart Controller: Allows users to easily control certain drones. Lets you check the video stream from the drone through the LG G5 in real time and control the unmanned aircraft with the LG Smart Controller joystick.
LG Friends Manager: Only available in the LG G5, it is the hub application that allows the G5 to connect with LG Friends with minimal fuss and effort. It automatically detects nearby LG Friends and connects quickly and easily in three simple steps, eliminating much of the hassle of pairing devices.
LG G5 Specifications
5.3-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD always-on display, 3D Arc Glass
Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
16MP rear camera, laser auto focus, dual-tone flash, 4K video recording
8MP secondary rear camera with 135-degree wide-angle lens
8MP front-facing camera
Dimensions: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7~8.6mm; Weight: 159g
4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
2800mAh (removable) battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
The LG G5 comes in Silver, Titan, Gold and Pink colors and will be available globally in April along with the Friends companion devices. No word on the pricing yet.
LG’s mid-range smartphone, Magna (LG-H502F), is now available in India via retail stores. Mumbai-based mobile phones retailer, Mahesh Telecom, revealed the information.
The device has a slight curved design with the display crafted in a 3000mm radius curve. LG also launched the Spirit smartphone with a 4.7-inch display in India recently, it was launched alongside Magna.
LG Magna was first announced in February ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. It features a 5-inch HD display and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. The variant launched in India is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a 5-megapixel front camera.
The smartphone is available in Titan Black and Gold colors, for a price of Rs. 16,500 (Max Retail Price), however, the Maximum Offering Price (MOP) for the phone is around Rs. 15,590, as per the retailer. Given the price, the phone lacks 4G connectivity, which is being offered by other manufacturers such as Xiaomi and Lenovo at a much lesser price. It would be interesting to see how it performs in the Indian market.
LG Magna specifications
5-inch HD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM
8GB Internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
Android 5.0 Lollipop
8MP rear camera with LED flash and 5MP front camera
Dual SIM (Micro), 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS
Measures 139.7 x 69.9 x 10.2mm
2,540 mAh removable battery
LG G Pad 8.0, the company’s 8-inch tablet in the G Pad series is now available in India from Snapdeal. It was announced last year, packs a 8-inch (1280 x 800 pixels) WXGA IPS displays, is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat), has 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage with expansion slot.
According to the listing the tablet has 3G support, but it doesn’t have voice calling. LG offers QPair 2.0 that lets you connect it to other Android-powered tablets and smartphones via Bluetooth to receive notifications of calls and messages on that and respond directly from the G Pad.
LG G Pad 8.0 specifications
8.0-inch (1280 x 800 pixels) IPS display
1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory with microSD
1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
Android 4.4 (KitKat)
5MP auto focus rear camera
1.3MP front-facing camera
Dimensions: 210.8 x 124.2 x 9.9mm; Weight: 342g
3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
The LG G Pad 8.0 comes in Black and White colors and is priced at Rs. 17,999 in India. It also comes with a free flip cover.
LG has brought the G Flex 2 to India, launching it at an event in New Delhi. The smartphone is priced at Rs 55,000, and will go on sale later this month.
The LG G Flex 2 was introduced at CES earlier this year, and as the name suggests, its USP is the self-healing back. The company has made quite a few improvements and the back can now heal itself in just 10 seconds, as compared to three minutes on its predecessor. Additionally, the company also claims that the flexible display is now 20 percent more durable than before.
As far as specifications are concerned, the smartphone flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD Curved P-OLED (1920×1080 pixels) display, and is powered by a 2GHz Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with 64-bit capability, paired with 2GB of RAM.
Also included are 16GB internal storage, microSD card support, and a 3,000mAh battery with Fast Charge feature, which enables the handset to be charged up to 50 percent in within 40 minutes.
On the photography front, the device features a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS+ and laser auto focus, which was first introduced on the LG G3, and a 2.1-megapixel shooter upfront.
Connectivity options include LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart Ready 4.1, NFC, and USB 2.0. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box. As for color options, the smartphone will be available in Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red.
Over three months after the LG F60 was spotted on LG’s India website, the phone is now available in the country. According to Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom, the phone is being sold at INR 14,200 (MRP: INR 15,000).
Featuring support for 4G LTE connectivity, the LG F60 was originally unveiled in October 2014. It sports a 4.5-inch WVGA display and is powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor. The phone also packs 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and microSD card slot. In addition, LG has included 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front shooter, dual-SIM support and 2100 mAh battery in the phone.
On the software front, the phone runs on Android 4.4.2 and comes with support for Gesture shot, Touch & Shoot, Knock Code, and other user-experience enhancements from LG.
As you can see, the phone has clearly been over-priced and with the recent launch of Yu Yureka, Lenovo A6000 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G phones in the country, we don’t see many consumers going for LG F60 as their next smartphone.