The V20 phablet was just launched and it has a latch button which, if pressed, it gives access to the removable battery. However, this device doesn’t actually come with a modular design, as the South Korean company has given up on the concept. But rumors suggest that the upcoming G6 will bring a more advanced modular concept.
LG has introduced the “Friends” ecosystem alongside the G5, allowing users to add all kinds of modular accessories for the device. The V20 was expected to adopt the modular platform, but it came as a conventional phone, and fans started speculating that LG will no longer use the modular system on the next G6, which will be released next spring.
Well, according to LG spokesperson Ken Hong, the manufacturer was already working on the V20, then it released the G5, and they preferred to develop the former in its initial form, without changing anything about its design. This is why the V20 wasn’t a modular phone, but Hong has added that LG will make more modules work and that the G6 will take the concept even further.
For now, the only rumors about the G6 suggest that the flagship will be released in April 2017, it will have a 4K screen, a Snapdragon 830 chip, an improved wireless charging technology and will cost around £500.
But, if you’re interested in purchasing the G5, then you should know that it has a 5.3-inch IPS LCD screen with a QHD resolution, which is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) processor backed by Adreno 530 graphics and 4GB of RAM. Its internal memory is expandable from 32GB to 256GB and it has a dual camera setup on its back, consisting of a 16MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.4) combo, an 8MP front camera and a removable Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery.
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