LG's new G5 smartphone has arrived, and its got some fun company.
LG has showcased its latest smartphone the G5, and aside from being an all-metal, tri-camera whippersnapper, it comes with a posse of modular gadgets and accessories that put some tantalising extra functions in the palm of your hand.
The modular gadgets, which LG has fondly christened the G5’s ‘Friends’, will be available to buy separately alongside the phone, lending it all sorts of cool tricks that a regular smartphone could only ever dream of.
First up is the LG Cam Plus. It’s an enlarged camera grip that plugs directly into the base of the phone, with a small key on the side to pop open its lower section. Once in place, it’ll make snapping one-handed shots on the phone a dream, with a physical shutter button, dedicated video recording key, and a jog dial for operating the G5’s camera zoom.
Not content with just jollying up photo time, the LG Cam Plus also prolongs the phone’s battery life up to 8 hours.
Friend number 2 is the LG Hi-Fi Plus. It snaps aboard the G5 in the same way as the Cam Plus, and packs a 32-bit DAC and amplifier combo unit tuned by none other than audio wizard Bang & Olufsen. Put simply, this little fella is going to make G5’s audio sound good. Like, stupidly good.
It’ll process and upsample content from any app making a noise on the G5, including the likes of YouTube and Vine, as well as Spotify, Deezer, and so on. It also comes with a pair of H3 B&O headphones to make the most of the supreme audio quality.
The rest of LG’s friends include a 360˚ VR headset, a 360 camera, and a sleek stereo headset. The whole gang connect to the G5 seamlessly via the LG Friends Manager app. Read more about them here.