LG Gulf announced the much-anticipated G5 in the UAE today at an event held in Dubai. The modular phone received a tonne of positive reviews during its worldwide announcement at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year.
The G5 will be available from the third week of April across all major electronic retails stores in the UAE for Dh2,499.
The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. It features a 2,800mAh removable battery, dual rear cameras (16MP and 8MP) and a front facing 8MP camera.
We had a first look at the device a few weeks ago, here’s what we thought about it then. A longer piece will follow shortly.
Announced together with the G5, are a few other attachments and gadgets that LG calls “Friends”. These include the LG Cam Plus modular attachment, a 360 degree camera and a VR Headset.
LG G5: The price of friendship
Unfortunately, the prices of these “Friends” have not been confirmed. Though the LG Cam Plus will be available as an un-bundled, additional accessory when the phone hits the shelves in a few days.
Here’s a quick video where we added the LG Cam Plus modular attachment to the G5.
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“Smartphone consumers in the UAE are saturated in terms of the experiences they get from devices. The launch of the LG G5 provides us the unique opportunity to satiate the evolving consumer demands for flexibility, adaptability and fresher experiences.”
Yong Geun Choi, President of LG Electronics Gulf
“Qualcomm Technologies is pleased to work with LG to help deliver upon a shared vision of offering consumers the best mobile experiences with the new LG G5, which features one of the most cutting-edge premium tier processors, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. LG and Qualcomm Technologies have a long standing relationship and we look forward to continuing our collaboration to bring innovative and exciting devices to consumers in the region.”
Jay Srage, President for Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe, Qualcomm International Inc.
LG G5: Get ready to play
|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|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Size||149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7~8.6mm|
|Network||LTE / 3G / 2G|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.0 compatible) / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2|
|Colors||Titan / Gold / Pink|