LG India launched its Flagship, the LG G5 today in Delhi today. The phone was available for pre-order on Flipkart at a price of INR 52999/-. The customers who had pre-ordered will get a free camera module (LG CAM Plus) with the phone. Other orders starting today, will get a free battery and charging cradle along. This device is available on Flipkart in Silver, Titan and Gold colours.
The LG G5 has a Quad HD IPS Quantum display, a metal unibody phone featuring a slide-out Battery and a modular type design. The G5 is also one of the first modular designed phones which would be available for consumers to buy.
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.
The LG CAM Plus, which comes free when you pre-order the phone is a versatile camera module that can be attached through the battery slot to deliver a comfortable grip and convenient control of a standalone camera. The LG CAM Plus provides physical buttons for power, shutter, record, zoom, LED indicator and comfortable grip. It also offers intuitive auto focus and exposure lock, features usually found on standalone digital cameras. When attached to the LG G5, it provides an additional battery capacity of 1,200mAh to allow for longer shooting times for more fun and enjoyment. The Slide-out Battery helps you easily swap out a depleted battery for a fully charged one in seconds. One can also buy this module separately, no official prices announced yet but should be available around INR 7000.
The LG 360 CAM is a compact 360-degree angle camera equipped with two 13MP 200-degree wide angle cameras, 1,200mAh battery and 4GB internal memory, which can be supplemented by a microSD card. The LG 360 CAM can be easily connected to the LG G5 allowing users to create 360-degree content. The LG 360 CAM provides 2K video and 5.1 surround channel recording on three microphones to help users effortlessly create high-quality 360-degree contents.
Thanks to the partnership with Google, images taken with the 360 CAM can be uploaded to Google Street View and YouTube360, adding the fun of sharing creative contents with others. The images will also be available to view on the LG 360 VR or other smartphones or devices that are capable of 360-degree content. This module would be available to buy in the coming weeks and would roughly cost about INR 16000.
More pictures from the launch event here –