Metal-clad LG G5 with modular design, dual-cameras unveiled
Metal-clad LG G5 with modular design, dual-cameras unveiledLG Newsroom

Both Samsung and LG unveiled their respective flagship smartphones -- Galaxy S7 series and G5 -- Feb. 21 in Barcelona.

Samsung, in its bid to get a head start, released Galaxy S7 series March 11. Now, its South Korean peer LG will reportedly begin rolling out the G5 later this week.

Consumer electronic-based retail company Best Buy has confirmed that LG G5 pre-order service will go live March 18 in America. The price details of the smartphone are expected to be revealed Friday.

As far as the Indian market is concerned, LG G5 is expected to hit stores only in the second quarter (April-June) of 2016.

Read more: LG G5 India release details revealed

The key aspect of LG G5 is that the device is the company's first commercial modular smartphone. The device, despite being encased in an all-metal body, boasts replaceable battery option and users need not even remove the back panel.

LG G5 users can simply pull the bottom segment of the device like a tray and swap the battery. The bottom segment also acts as add-on port, where-in users can dock accessories like LG CAM Plus.

Read more: Samsung officially commences Galaxy S7 series global roll-out

Another interesting attribute of LG G5 is its dual-camera. It houses a standard 78-degree lens and another with a 135-degree wide angle lens, the widest available in any smartphone, the company claims.

The 135-degree lens on the LG G5 offers a viewing angle that is approximately 1.7 times wider than those of existing smartphone cameras and 15 degrees wider than the human eye's field of view.

Key features of LG G5:

Model LG G5
Display 5.3-inch QHD (2560x1440p) screen with Always On glance feature
  • Pixel density: 554 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android Marshmallow
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU
GPU Adreno 530
Storage capacity 32GB, expandable up to 2TB
  • Main:16MP (f/1.8 aperture)+8MP (f/2.4 aperture) dual-cameras with 78-degree lens and another with a 135-degree wide angle lens, the widest available in any smartphone, dual-tone LED flash, laser auto focus, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation)
  • Front: 8MP camera
Battery 2800mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 technology and Low Power Location Estimation (LPLE) Technology- this solution enhances the battery efficiency by as much as 41.9 percent by improving the power consumption related to location-based apps.
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Always on display, finger-print sensor, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac), A-GPS, USB Type-C v2.0
Dimensions 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm
Weight 159 g
Colours Silver, Titan, Gold, and Pink