Remember the LG G5 with the bulky module? It might be a camera-centric grip with a 1,100mAh battery inside

Remember the LG G5 with the bulky module? It might be a camera-centric grip with a 1,100mAh battery inside
Remember yesterday's leak that showed us a purported LG G5 with its Magic Slot expansion slot in action, with a peculiar module strapped on its back? We were not sure what we were looking at, though we had our guesses, as we could discern a dial, a couple of buttons, and what appears might be a microUSB or USB-Type C port, of sorts. 

Turns out we might be ogling at a a module dubbed the LG Cam Plus, which will function as a battery grip for the phone. According to Evan Blass, a.k.a. @evleaks, it comes with a couple of essential camera-centric controls, like a physical shutter, zoom dial, and a flashy toggle. Apart from allowing you to hold your G5 in a easier fashion, the grip also doubles as a supplemental 1,100mAh battery, which works in concert with the replaceable native one.


Mr Blass also reveals that LG has another module in the portfolio, an audio-centric one. Called LG Hi-Fi Plus, it will allegedly improve the native audio output of the device. It is also said that other devices will be able to connect to the Hi-Fi Plus module in order to enhance their audio, which sounds a bit sketchy at this point. We guess further details will be more than welcome.

Blass says all of these will be part of an accessory ecosystem, reportedly called "G5 and Friends". Part of it might also be LG's rumored 360-degree VR headset and a... drone, dubbed "Rolling Bot"? Yes, it looks as if LG might have unleashed its imagination on the accessory front this time around. Solely judging by the name, we might speculate that it will probably look like Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' BB-8 droid, though that's a nerdy fantasy of ours. Supposedly, the LG Rolling Bot will be able to roll around your house, turn smart appliances on and/or off, and even allow you to interact with your pets, if you're that lazy. 

We guess LG will have lots of details to uncover come its pre-MWC keynote, provided that all of these turn out to be real, of course!


source: VentureBeat

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29 Comments

1. Urosz

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

cant wait for realse

2. Plutonium239

Posts: 1178; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The camera grip is essentially a copy of that of the Lumia 1020.

3. hemedans

Posts: 750; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

lumia one was sexy, this is ugly copy

12. carlemillward unregistered

Right on the money.

4. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

For something that size I'd expect closer to a 10,100mah battery than a pitiful 1100mah, and all you need to improve the audio is a $1 USB DAC like I use on my phones since audio quality through headphones on Galaxy S has always been pitiful.

5. Plutonium239

Posts: 1178; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Well, if the phone is thin, which it probably is, this grip isn't large enough to fit a 10,100 mah battery inside it, not even close, but they could probably fit something larger than 1,100 mah.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

even better if change its shape to be more comfortable to hold, and fill it with extra battery, add proper external mic, and add more button for manual setting (plus DSLR lens mounting, if possible :-/ )

7. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

It has to fit the camera module hardware in it as well. From these blurry pictures, it is not large enough for anything over 2,000 mAh.

8. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Interesting ...

9. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Thats really ugly

10. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

The hate is real here. Why comment if you don't like LG or what they're putting out? Waste of time. I, for one, can't wait to see what they have instore.

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

So only butt kissers should comment?

17. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

So you're a butt kisser if you prefer something? That's retarded. But then again, look who it's coming from. For the understanding impaired, I think it's foolish and a waste of time to comment on something you don't like and would never buy. It's trolling. Thoughtful comments are one thing, but statements like, "it's ugly" are childish and dumb.

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

So you're a hater if you find something ugly? That's just-as retarded...hypocrite much? Pointing out their opinion about the product is as much as a waste of time as you pointing out your opinion. Stop being so arrogant thinking only those who think like you should post their opinion.

19. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Stop being so arrogant in thinking asshats like you who enjoy trolling have a right to mess up a post with your nonsense comments. And who mentioned hater? It's just retarded to comment on things you'll never buy or use or have never bought or used. But you kow... If you like being retarded, by all means... Carry on!

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Claimed-Galaxy-S7-Edge-pops-up-with-prices-and-box-contents_id78373 Comment #20. Hypocrite much, Bobby? Or is it only wrong to make those types of comments against LG?

21. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Back to swinging from my nutz I see. How's the taste? And I do love trolling CRAppl3 and Samsung fanboys. Especially since they troll everything that isn't Apple or Samsung.

22. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm not a fanboy of any OEM, Bobby. My comments never sway toward any particular company. I buy whatever makes the most sense for my money at the time. Also, I didn't troll anybody. But, please, continue to completely ignore the fact that I called you out for doing exactly what you just jumped on someone else for doing. That's the definition of fanboy-ism. Also, please continue to throw out insults since you got caught & you can't come up with a more mature response.

23. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

You're under the impression that I actually give a sh*t about what you're saying. Way to be delusional. Fact is, you jumped into the middle of a conversation that had absolutely nothing t do with you. The very definition of riding my jock. Another fact is that I never said I wasn't trolling in that comment. I routinely troll Apple and Samsung fanboys because I can't stand them. I admitted that and freely admit it now. I do it because they routinely troll everything that isn't Apple or Samsung. I troll trolls. Happily so. While you just felt like interjecing yourself into something that had nothing to do with you. But go ahead and ignore those facts.

24. g2a5b0e unregistered

The only thing I'm under the impression of is that you're a hypocrite. Thank you for admitting to that. Carry on with your trolling ways.

25. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

And you carry on with yours. Because what you did here was come just to troll me. Carry on with new jack swinging from my nutz too. You must enjoy the taste.

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

Thanks. It's great. Really appreciate it.

27. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

I'm sure you do. Being that you keep coming back and responding.

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

Why? Because you enjoy playing internet tough guy? I'd like to see you tell me to my face I'm swinging from anything. You'd be shaking in your boots. Your type cracks me up. Keep on hiding behind your computer playing your macho games. Don't expect me to respond or even look at anything else you have to say. You're f**king pathetic.

29. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

ROTFLMAO!! Who's playing "Internet tough guy" now. There isn't a Soul on this Planet that's scared of you dude. This Heart don't pump no type of kool-aid. I'd tell you all of this and more to your face and you wouldn't do a thing. But I'll bet you keep responding because you love the taste. Keep swinging!

11. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

It's usefull but horrendous!

13. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

So ugly, and 1,100 mAh is really nothing to write home about.

14. rsiders

Posts: 1898; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The real thing, if this is real, will be prettier than this. Also I'm trying so hard to hold onto my V10 but these G5 rumors are fighting me hard on that.

15. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 650; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I don't see how this could be comfortable to hold.

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