Oh my god.. LG,what have you done!! If these rumours indeed comes out to be true,then LG is going to have a clear winner in their Hands.. What a concept. #real_innovation
A not so jigsaw like Project ARA. LG have kept it simple which means increased reliability and no worried about one module looking older than the other if added a while after the core device is purchased. By slotting in modules, they are not visible. Clever, but as it's not a standard, may be hard for them to succeed from because the phone will be one of many other models and soon become obsolete as new form factors arrive. Need to be a world standard.
Been looking fwd to the G5 since I decided to skip the G4..a good phone I must add. All these sound interesting and intriguing. Have to wait for Sunday to digest all these stuff.
well, lg noticed that playing safe is not a key to the success. They really do some risky steps with these devices and now makes it more interesting. It is a good step if that slot will not be just for battery replacement but will be as well for something more like expanded battery - people will love those really. Would nice to see replacable hardware as well but would be hard to find hardware. I am waiting for a day when we will be able to build our own mobile phones Like gaming pc rigs. Just like Google project Ara. I hate replacing whole phone just because newier phone has a new processor.
AnonD-411799, 19 Feb 2016samsung is going to introduce galaxy slot next.We don't mind. Both LG and Samsung are Korean company. So, sharing innovation and technology is not the first between them. LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy Round; remember. Both company actually pretty much have similar tech. Anyway, I bet LG G4 owner would be crying by now. Hahaha. Told you so. Leather G4 is ugly and useless compare to this. I want this G5!
Mainly I hope for 2 things on G5:
1. Speaker must be great (not worse than on G4). Would of course want stereo speakers, but I doubt it will happen. Big phone manufacturers dont pay attention to speakers sadly. Only some chinese makers, do but other parts is not up to my expectation due to non-remoavble batteries, etc.
2. Battery must be removable (it seems it will be, yay), so I can hope Zerolemon will put out epic 8000-10 000mAh battery soon after.
And of course, SD card slot is must be. Waterproofing would be nice, but I doubt it will happen.
Apple, who loves to steal other companys' designs, will certainly steal this design, too.
So this is what the (failed) Google Project Ara should have been. Good job, LG ! I hope there is a magic slot with a huge battery.
Sliding battery from the bottom of the phone doesn't sound good. I'm afraid of how ZeroLemon will create a 3x higher capacity extended battery for G5 with this design. Because extended batteries require the phone's back cover to be removable.
Sebstin, 19 Feb 2016Followed by slot mini, slot plus, slot A1..., Z1,, Slot mini plus etc..
Year 2016-17 will b... moreyes they must copy this from Lg now.. ^_^
new Scenario :
Lg : reload your gun solider
Samsung : yes sir
Everyone should give lg credit for being innovative n thinkinf out of the box
AnonD-411799, 19 Feb 2016samsung is going to introduce galaxy slot next.Followed by slot mini, slot plus, slot A1..., Z1,, Slot mini plus etc..
Year 2016-17 will be flooded with so many junk sammy...
AnonD-411799, 19 Feb 2016samsung is going to introduce galaxy slot next.in the dreams ... he he
LG seems to be making history with first ever (sort of) modular phone. Reminds of the days of the PCMCIA slot on old laptops....!!!