Modular phones are eagerly awaited. We all know it. We all want it. But there is still some way to go.
However, a new report out of Korea says there is a possibility of a modular design of sorts in the eagerly awaited LG G5. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. It’s not completely customisable, it’s just one specific part. The battery. Having a user replaceable battery is an important feature for a lot of people but lately it has become a rare feature since making it non-user replaceable keeps the phone slim. LG apparently has the solution to that.
The report says the device will have a detachable ‘modular’ bottom part, which will enable a simple slide-in-slide-out action for the battery. This obviously leads to a thought process involving detachable connectors for parts such as the speaker, microphone and USB port. An alleged eyewitness claims that in an effort to slim down the phone, LG will be reincorporating the volume buttons to the side unlike their current buttons on the back.
Considering the invites for its event on Feb 21st are being sent out, the rumours are only going to get more intense. Other rumours include the phone having a 5.6-inch QHD display and the new Snapdragon 820 processor powering it.