Feb 17th, 2016

Earlier today we got our first look at one of the LG G5’s upcoming Magic Slot modules. We assumed — because of the large hump — it was an extended battery pack (or even a mini projector) and it looks like or initial guess wasn’t too far off.

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Clearing the air on exactly what we saw is Evan Blass, better known in tech circles as famed tipster @evleaks. He claims the module is something LG is calling the LG Cam Plus. This module connects to the phone and provides hardware buttons for the camera, acting like full fledged point and shoot with physical shutter release, zoom, and flash toggle. The best part? The hump houses a beefy 1,100mAh battery inside. Now that’s something we can get behind.

Blass also mentions LG has one other module they’ll be showing off at MWC, a DAC the company built with the help of Bang and Olufsen. This digital to analog converter, dubbed the LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play, will not only boost the sound experience of media stored on the phone, but can even enhance audio fidelity of other Android devices or PCs routed through the device. Pretty high-end stuff.

It may be an eyesore, but we’ll hold off final judgement until we can both the LG G5 and its Magic Slot modules in person. Wont have to wait too much longer. LG’s big event is scheduled for this Sunday, February 21st.

[VentureBeat]

 

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