LG goes into future modules for smartphones

Mar

31

2016

LG will continue in the future by making smart phones, where users can add modules. The South Korean manufacturer brings this week with the G5, its first smartphone on the market with support for modules.

The support modules users can bottom of the G5 replaced by a camera grip or a module that adds audio hardware, as revealed at the presentation of the device last month in telecom exhibition Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

LG late tech site The Verge know that in the future will go with the ‘modular’ design. Whether that means that modules also fit the G5 will fit future models, let the manufacturer at the center. The wording of the spokesperson been about vaguely, as a designer in an interview compares extensions with cases that users often also forced to replace with the purchase of a new device.

The South Korean manufacturer is the first major smartphone maker experimenting with these extensions. It is still unknown whether there will be more modules and if so, what it will be. Although LG G5 refers to as “modular” smart phone, which is not quite the case. Users can just click modules on the bottom, but other components of the device are not exchanging via modules, as with Project Ara it can Google. The Dutch FairPhone two more possibilities to exchange parts.

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