LG to launch 2016 Flagship G5 in India, in next quarter Wins accolades ever since its launch at MWC

February 26 2016,  21.11 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

New Delhi, February 26th, 2016: LG Electronics India Limited (LG), India’s most loved consumer durable company, today announced that it will launch the LG G5, its flagship smartphone for 2016, in India in the next quarter. The handset, unveiled at the recent Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, has already garnered over 33 awards and commendations from some of the most renowned publications and blogs making it one of the best received smartphones so far.

The G5 comes with a brand new design with a sleek, metal uni-body featuring a slide-out Battery tray and a Modular Type design that enhances the overall smartphone experience. This is accompanied by LG Friends, a collection of companion devices that can transform the G5 into a digital camera, Hi-Fi player, and much more.

* LG’s first modular type smartphone
* Compatible with LG CAM Plus, LG Hi-Fi with B&O PLAY
* Extreme wide angle lens
* Always-on display
* LG Friends’ range of companion devices:
     - LG 360 VR
     - LG 360 CAM
     - LG Rolling Bot
     - LG Tone PlatinumTM
     - H3 by B&O PLAY
     - LG Smart Controller
     - LG Friends Manager
* Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
* aptX™ HD: 24-bit Hi-Fi Wireless Audio
* Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0
* Low Power Location Estimation (LPLE) Technology

The handset comes encased in a sleek metal aluminum body, surpassing the visual experience of its predecessor. Its 135-degree, wide angle lens allows you to get more in the shot. It’s always-on Display makes notifications just a glance away with the time and date available anytime. The 3D Arc Glass featured in the smartphone’s 5.3-inch display creates a gentle curve and a smooth colorful metal surface formed through an advanced microdizing process takes the anodized aluminum finish to a whole new level.

LG G5’s insulative antenna is invisibly integrated into the body without disrupting handsets seamless look of the metal uni-body. LG’s designers took the metal body concept one step further by adding a Shiny cut edge for added contrast and a more comfortable grip.
LG’s First Modular Type Smartphone

LG’s innovative Modular Type design gives the LG G5 the ability to transform into a digital camera, Hi-Fi player and more, while evolving to marry the traditional removable battery in a full metal uni-body design for the first time ever. It is your life companion, make it a phone, camera, player depending upon your mood.

Diverse Range of Companion Devices

With the G5, LG is introducing a paradigm-shifting smartphone ecosystem — the LG Playground. As part of the ecosystem, LG will bring forth a wide range of companion devices, aptly called LG Friends, to deliver fun while providing a whole new mobile experience that transcends far beyond the traditional smartphone boundaries.

The very diverse range of Companion devices with LG G5 includes LG 360 VR, LG 360 CAM, LG Rolling Bot, LG Tone PlatinumTM, H3 by B&O PLAY, LG Smart Controller and LG Friends Manager.

Announcing the launch of LG G5 next quarter, Mr Amit Gujral, Marketing Head – Mobiles, LG India, said “We are really happy to see all the positivity around the LG G5 ever since its’ global unveil at the MWC. In fact, in a survey conducted in Korea the LG G5 topped consumer preference leaving its closest competitors trailing far behind. We hope to make this available to users in India very soon and are optimistic that consumers will love its revolutionary design and features.”

Key Specifications:
* Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
* Display: 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi)
* Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB UFS ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
* Camera: Rear: Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front: 8MP
* Battery: 2,800mAh (removable)
* OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
* Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
* Weight: 159g
* Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
* Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / USB Type-C) / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2
* Colors: Silver / Titan / Gold / Pink

LG to launch 2016 Flagship G5 in India, in next quarter Wins accolades ever since its launch at MWC