ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of unveiling the LG G5 at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, LG Electronics today announced an enterprise offering of its newest flagship smartphone. Continuing its leadership in enterprise security in the corporate workplace, LG G5 will be ready out-of-the-box not only with its standard LG Gate (Guarded Access to Enterprise) but now adding Android for Work – the first LG device to do so – allowing corporate IT decision-makers and enterprise mobility managers the ability to control and protect data for the mobile workforce better than before.
Android for Work balances IT's need for security with a personal users need for convenience and simplicity. Support for Android for Work has been added to LG G5 affording users the ability to segregate work apps from personal apps and secure them in a separate container. Furthermore, the Android Play Store for Work also features business specific applications putting Android's power and flexibility to work on the go with best-in-class productivity.
Encased in a sleek, aluminum uni-body design and Slide-out Battery to easily swap out a depleted battery for a fully charged one in seconds, the LG G5 surpasses its predecessor. Designed with the 3D Arc Glass featured in the smartphone's 5.3-inch display creates a gentle curve and a smooth colorful metal surface through an advanced microdizing process which takes anodized aluminum to a whole new level. Furthermore, the insulated antenna is invisibly integrated into the body without disrupting the seamless look of the aluminum uni-body. LG designers took the metal body concept one step further by adding a Shiny Cut edge for added contrast and better "hand-feel".
Always On Display for Enhanced Convenience
The 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum display on the LG G5 offers an Always On feature, the first on a main smartphone display. The concept of the Always On Display was first introduced in the LG V10 as the Second Screen and now that feature has evolved on to the main display to show the time, date and battery status continuously even when the G5 is in sleep mode. This means that you can always see the time at a glance, even during important meetings or when your hands are full.
To minimize power consumption, LG redesigned the display driver IC memory and power management function so that the display's backlight only illuminates one small part of the overall display. Thanks to this technology, the Always On Display requires only 0.8 percent of the battery's full capacity per hour to operate. With consumers turning on their smartphones up to 150 times a day mostly to just check the time, the G5's Always On Display will make a notable difference in the life of the battery over the course of the day.
Another advanced display feature in the LG G5 is Daylight Mode, which gives the G5 exceptional outdoor visibility beyond that of current auto brightness technology. Daylight Mode detects surrounding light conditions and instantaneously increases or decreases the brightness of the display, up to 850 nits. Even before your eyes have adjusted to the different lighting conditions, the G5 will be ready.
Improved Security Features
LG G5 comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor that confirms a user's identity, ensuring that business content remains secure and private. LG G5 supports LG GATE for Enhanced Enterprise Security Features and Manageability Functions including:
- Enhanced Exchange Active Sync (EAS): enforces simple security polices and secure corporate data to provide wireless email and PIM sync.
- FIP 140-2 Validated: Government-grade security module for enhanced protection for government accounts that require the highest-level of security.
- Multi-Headed VPN Client Software: allows employees to remotely access corporate VPNs securely while on the go.
- Expanded Mobile Device Management Support: Affords corporate IT managers and decision-makers the ability to control and protect data and configuration settings for LG devices with major MDM vendors such as Mobile Iron, SOTI, SAP, AirWatch and Fiberlink.
- Pending Government Certifications include: DISA STIG; NIAP MDF PP v2.0; CSfC.
More Performance, More Efficiency
The LG G5 offers many other innovations designed to revolutionize today's mobile work force, such as:
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
The LG G5 is equipped with the powerful yet energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor that offers advanced features such as 64-bit performance, Adreno 530 graphics and lower-power Hexagon DSP as well as Qualcomm Spectra™ 14-bit dual image signal processors (ISPs) designed to deliver high resolution DSLR-quality images and additional power savings. The Snapdragon 820 processor also has an integrated X12 LTE modem that supports Category 12 download speeds of up to 600 Mbps and LTE Category 13 uplink speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0
The LG G5 offers Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for incredibly fast charging. By employing an intelligent algorithm, Quick Charge 3.0 is 27 percent faster and 45 percent more efficient than the previous generation.
Low Power Location Estimation (LPLE) Technology
The LG G5 has excellent battery life, thanks to the Low Power Location Estimation technology. This solution enhances the battery efficiency by as much as 41.9 percent by improving the power consumption related to location-based apps.
- Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
- Display: 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi)
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB** UFS ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Camera: Rear: Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front: 8MP
- Battery: 2,800mAh (removable)
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
- Weight: 159g
- Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / USB Type-C) / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2
- Colors: Silver / Titan / Gold / Pink
*Specifications may vary depending on the market.
**21GB of usable memory due to pre-existing content;
About LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc.
LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the U.S. sales subsidiary of LG Electronics USA Inc., a global innovator and trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders. LG's consumer-centric products — including the flagship premium G Series models — incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX features that enhance the user experience. The company remains committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing inter-device connectivity between smartphones, tablets and a wide range of home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.
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