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LG unveils smartphone with dual camera, virtual-reality set

LG unveils smartphone with dual camera, virtual-reality set

The always-on Display on the G5 allows users to view notifications time, date and other information without waking the G5.

With an all-metal body and a 5.3-inch screen at 2560x1440, the G5 resembles a smaller, prettier version of last year's Nexus 6P. The LG G5 body dimensions are: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm, and it weighs no more than 159 grams.

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The headset runs on a 1,200mAh battery that LG claims will allow for up to 70 minutes of constant video recording.

If you are more of an audiophile, you can plug in an external DAC (digital-to-analog converter) made by B&O in the same way. LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY stands out for its simple yet elegant Scandinavian design as well as premium sound technology. When you choose Verizon, you can unlock the full potential of the LG G5 with Verizon's 4G LTE network, ranked number one by Root Metrics for overall network performance across the United States for the past five consecutive testing periods.

The main camera on LG's upcoming G5 smartphone will have two lenses, including one with a wide angle. Pop-out Picture combines images taken by the standard and wide angle lens to create a picture-in-a-frame effect.

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LG has opted for the newish USB C slot, which means it charges fast and can be plugged in upright or upside down - it's all the same.

One company watcher, however, suggested that the G5's standout feature had more promise. As only a section of the backlit display illuminates, it does not take a toll on the battery. With consumers turning on their smartphones up to 150 times a day mostly to just check the time, the G5's Always-on Display will make a notable difference in the life of the battery over the course of the day. Something that's easily achievable with the LG G5. Even before your eyes have adjusted to the different lighting conditions, the G5 will be ready.

On Sunday afternoon in Barcelona, Huawei launched its MateBook - a hybrid of a smartphone and a laptop. The connected companion devices are part of the new LG Playground ecosystem and are known as LG Friends.

"With its modular design, to change batteries and add accessories, LG's new flagship smartphone is renewing LG's portfolio and a smart attempt to challenge its eternal Korean rival", said Forrester analyst Thomas Husson. Unlike rival Samsung, LG opted to make a headset that has its own display, rather than relying on your smartphone to provide the visuals. LG also unveiled a VR camera accessory, letting users shoot their own 360-degree videos and images.

The 360 Cam has 4GB of internal storage, but the included MicroSD slot offers additional storage. A partnership with Google lets users instantly upload to YouTube and Google Street View to show off immersive tours of real-world places. If you've got a cat, there's an added bonus too - the LG Rolling Bot comes equipped with a laser. Sprint is quiet about price and color options, only confirming that it's going to sell the LG 360 CAM and LG TONE Platinum Bluetooth headphones.


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