LG launched the World’s first ever modular smartphone to South African consumers on the 5th April 2016. The idea behind the LG G5 modular design was because LG wanted to standout to the rest of the premium-end smartphones in the industry and build an all metal device whilst retaining the removable battery. Until this innovation, both were not possible.

The LG innovative modular type design gives the G5 the ability to transform into a digital camera, hi-fi player and more all while keeping its traditional removable battery in an all metal uni -body design for the first time ever. The modular design of the G5, the slide-out bottom, is a standout feature and headline grabber. The camera grip called the Cam Plus and the Hi-Fi Plus, take advantage of the handset’s modular capabilities by attaching to the bottom of the phone.

The G5 weighs 159 grams and the rear power button and fingerprint scanner is vastly improved over the LG G4 and LG V10. There is still an IR port on top, one of the few remaining devices with this capability. The removable bottom has a better fit and finish. The top of the 5.3 inch QHD display has a cool effect with the glass curves down towards the back.

The 5.3-inch QHD IPS Quantum display on the LG G5 offers an Always-on feature, the first on an IPS smartphone display. First introduced in the LG V10 as the Second Screen, the Always-on feature has been enlarged for the main display to show time, date continuously, even while the screen is in sleep mode.

Reflecting LG’s longstanding reputation as a leader in smartphone cameras, the LG G5 has two cameras on the rear: one with a standard 78-degree lens and another with a 135-degree wide angle lens, the widest available in any smartphone. 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. The wide angle lens makes it easier for users to capture more landscape, taller buildings or larger groups without having to position oneself further from the subject.

“As part of the G5 family, LG has introduced a modular design first of its kind in the world, wide range of companion devices, aptly called LG Friends, to deliver fun while providing a new mobile experience far beyond traditional smartphone boundaries,” says Deon Prinsloo, General Manager at LG Mobile  South Africa.