LG’s 2016 flagship, G5 has finally left the pre-order stage and is now available for purchasing on Flipkart as well as offline at a price of Rs 52,990. Launched way back in February at Mobile World Congress, the G5 is majorly known for its modular abilities which lets the device utilize external accessories in a more refined manner and the dual-camera optics. Customers who have pre-ordered will be receiving the handset and free LG G Cam Plus Module deliveries soon.

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As far as the specifications are concerned, it flaunts a 5.3-inches Quad HD IPS panel up front that is covered with 3D Arc Glass. Underneath, it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 64-bit Quad-Core processor backed up by 4GB of RAM, 32GB internal memory that is expandable up to 2TB via a MicroSD card and Adreno 530 GPU for graphics. It runs on Android Marshmallow with a thick layer of LG’s custom skin on top that the company says has been toned down a notch but still comes with a bunch of unnecessary bloatware. There’s a Dual camera setup situated on the back which is packed with a 16MP primary f/1.8 lens, plus an additional 8MP 135-degree wide-angle f/2.4 lens that can be used together or separately to create some magnificent landscape shots. Additionally, the phone offers Optical Image Stabilization, laser autofocus, LED flash, and an 8MP front facing camera.

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Wrapped around with an aluminium chassis, the bottom section of the phone can be ejected to attach secondary supported hardware referred as “Friends” to convert the device in a bunch of other products. Moreover, it features a fingerprint scanner that also acts as the power button, Infrared sensor and supports 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and a USB Type-C port. Lastly, it runs on a 2800mAh battery pack with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

 

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The LG G5 is now available in four color variants including Titan, Silver, Gold and Pink priced at of Rs 52,990 with a free extra battery and a charging cradle, it will be going up against Samsung’s extremely successful Galaxy S7 and HTC’s recently released “10” smartphone. It’s obvious that the extremely late launch and the unjustified cost will definitely affect LG’s attempt, however, the G5 will still attract a small fraction of people who’re looking for something different.

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Shubham is based out of Ahmedabad, India and is studying to be a Computer Engineer, while specializing in mobile applications. He loves covering what's new in the smartphone space and aims to make it his primary profession some day.