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LG G5 arrives with modular design, three cameras

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It’s not even been a year since LG’s 2015 flagship, but the next big thing is already here.

LG has today announced the LG G5, its entrant into this year’s high-end smartphone fray, at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress technology tradeshow.

The handset’s aesthetic is starkly different to the LG G4, but its hardware is assuredly more impressive.

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LG G5 specs & features

The LG G5 features a sizable 5.3-inch display, and runs on Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 820 processor.

It’s not the most svelte handset on the market at 7.5mm to 8mm thick, but the plus side is a hefty 2,800mAh battery under the hood.

In terms of memory, the LG G5 sports 32GB base storage, with 4GB of RAM on board. There’s also a microSD card slot for good measure.

A 16-megapixel rear-facing camera will handle most of the G5’s photography, plus an 8-megapixel selfie shooter on the front. But there’s also a second 8-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens on the back.

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Some obvious improvements include nearly doubling brightness to 900 nits, plus the addition of a USB-C charging port. There’s also a fingerprint sensor to boot.

The final standout feature is the ‘Always On’ screen, which will perpetually display notifications to the user without the faff of having to actually wake the phone.

The handset’s design is obviously premium, with a complete metal body that eschews antenna slits. It’s also available in the following colours: Silver, Titan (grey), Pink, and Gold.

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Naturally, the LG G5 will run on Google’s latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, an upgrade from last year’s Lollipop OS.

The LG G5 release date is currently set for early April. Unfortunately, we’re not yet privy to pricing details, so stay tuned.

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