LG has been playing second fiddle to Samsung and Apple in the smartphone game for some time. Although their products are generally accepted to be superior to that of its main rival Samsung’s, the South Korean company doesn’t enjoy the same level of recognition just yet.
Looks like LG is hoping that things will change with their latest LG G5 smartphone, announced at the Mobile World Congress 2016 at Barcelona. Updated processors and hardware are all present, but the headline grabbing feature for LG’s new phone is its modular design, where you can attach dedicated modular accessories to add features to the phone. The first two modules revealed are Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play, a portable hi-fi player developed with B&O Play that has an integrated DAC, and CAM Plus, a module that will expand the phone’s camera capabilities by adding a dedicated shutter button for photos and videos as well as extending its battery life. The modular design puts the LG G5 in a unique position and we can’t wait to see how versatile the modules are in the real world.