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LG G5 B&O Hi-Fi DAC module might not arrive in the US

LG G5 B&O Hi-Fi DAC module might not arrive in the US

Some friends they are turning out to be. The LG G5 is barely out the door, and not even yet in some markets, and already it might be involved in some controversy. One of the so-called Friends of G5, the modules that give the smartphone its distinct flair, might not be coming to certain key markets, including the US. And the company remains mysterious about the disappearance of the Bang & Olufsen module from its websites, which doesn't inspire much confidence either.

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Galaxy Note 6, G Flex3 to use beefed up Snapdragon 823

Galaxy Note 6, G Flex3 to use beefed up Snapdragon 823

Qualcomm has barely had time to enjoy its return to prominence after a disastrous 2015 and already the rumor mill is starting to churn for its next mobile processor. Given the amount of flak it received for the Snapdragon 810, however, the chip maker seems to be proceeding with more caution this time around. With most of the early 2016 flagships already on the loose, attention it turning to the later half's stars, the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 and a surprising LG G Flex3. Both, say sources, will run on a Snapdragon 823 instead of the 820.

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LG G5 SE apparently won’t be smaller than the LG G5

LG G5 SE apparently won’t be smaller than the LG G5

Given the timing of its trademark, many naturally considered that the "LG G5 SE" would be following in the footsteps of Apple's small but terrific iPhone SE. Considering the market has just confirmed renewed interest in smaller smartphones, the chances of that happening have been increased. LG, however, might have had something else in mind with its "Special Edition" name, if it indeed means that. The packaging of the official LG G5 QuickCover case hints that the LG G5 SE will, in fact, be exactly the same size as the flagship.

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LG G5’s modular design makes teardown and repair a breeze

LG G5’s modular design makes teardown and repair a breeze

LG has always bucked the trend when it came to certain features that its peers were seemingly throwing away. Particularly, it has stuck to replaceable batteries and microSD cards even when almost everyone else turned away from them. In that area, the LG G5 isn't that different, but the Korean manufacturer did one better. It took modularity to heart and implemented it in the very core of its flagship. The end result is probably one of the easiest high end, premium flagship to tear down and repair.

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LG G5 Review Part III: what no other phone has

LG G5 Review Part III: what no other phone has

The LG G5 is an enigma. Do you decide that you want to go with a device that's tried and true, only updating in iterations? Or do you want to go with a device that's made by a company that wants to try something relatively new, and maybe even a bit risky on their part? The LG G5 is part of a legacy of dependable devices, but places a lot of trust in you, the end user. As the bottom of the device can be detached, they're trusting that you have the ability to take responsibility for a machine whose guts you can access quite easily. Can you handle that?

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LG G5 is metal – seriously, it really, really is

LG G5 is metal – seriously, it really, really is

For those of you that've heard the rumor - or read the rumor - that the LG G5 was actually made with plastic while attesting to being made of metal, let'd dispel that nonsense right now. In addition to the obviousness of the truth we can see in our own experience with the LG G5, LG's own Ken Hong has produced details in spades showing how the device is made of metal and why it was made with the processes LG chose. It begins with the aluminum alloy called LM201b, developed at the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology.

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LG G5 Camera Review Part II: Trip to Mt. Rushmore

LG G5 Camera Review Part II: Trip to Mt. Rushmore

This past weekend my family and I traveled to Mt Rushmore - I brought the LG G5 along for the trip to shoot some photos. What you're about to see is a set of photos captured with the LG G5's primary camera as well as its wide-angle-lens camera, both using the LG G5's standard camera app. Note that these photos were not captured with any LG Friends accessories, just the basic camera. Also keep an eye out for the photos captured not by me, but by a 4-year-old, inexperienced photographer. You'll find the results interesting, I assure you.

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LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 camera WAR

LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 camera WAR

Today we're taking the LG G5 and the Galaxy S7 out for a ride to a few different photo spots - some inside, some outside. This is a very basic initial set of tests for the two devices, and we'll leave a lot of the decision-making to you. All of the photos have been captured with the LG G5 and Galaxy S7's basic camera app, utilizing their "Auto" settings right out of the box, as it were. Herein lies the first of several battles between the two.

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New wireless chargers are 3x faster, and compatible with existing phones

New wireless chargers are 3x faster, and compatible with existing phones

For the last several years, it seems like everything in our lives has a cable attached to it. Sure, our phones, laptops, watches, and other devices are wireless for most of the day. But eventually you have to plug them in, and that means getting all of your cables out, and plugging them into their respective ports. Well LG Innotek is working on a new wireless charging system that hopes to cut down on the amount of cords in your house.

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Jason Statham punches, dances, dresses in full LG G5 commercial

Jason Statham punches, dances, dresses in full LG G5 commercial

The name Jason Statham perhaps evokes images of near impossible fight scenes, high-speed car chases, and a bald head. Mr. Transporter himself shatters all those preconceived notions in the full version of LG's TV spot for the LG G5. The video is just half a minute long but that's probably more than enough to delight, entertain, or unsettle some people. And perhaps that's the message LG wants to get across about its latest flagship smartphone, always ready to play dress up and be whatever you want or feel like you want it to be.

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LG G5 Camera samples from the NY Auto Show

LG G5 Camera samples from the NY Auto Show

I spend a lot of time on the road in my role as an automotive journalist, and that means I'm always on the lookout for versatile tools that allow me to capture as much of a given experience as possible without taking up a huge amount of space in my luggage. Until recently the demands of video and photography have compelled me to juggle a variety of cameras and recorders to make sure I can not only snap in-the-moment pics for social media and online sharing but also grab more composed shots suitable for publication.

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LG G5 launch date starts March 31 for Korea, April 1 for US

LG G5 launch date starts March 31 for Korea, April 1 for US

LG is unsurprisingly hyped to get its 2016 flagship into the hands of customers worldwide. After bidding its time, seeing Samsung and Apple make a ton of headlines and sales, it's time for its LG G5 to take center stage. Hopefully with the same amount of fanfare and sales as well. Starting March 31, the somewhat modular smartphone will be available in South Korea. The next day, April 1, the LG G5 will ship in the US, and that's no joke. Of course accompanying it will be the "Friends" that make the G5 a bit more exciting.

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