Barcelona, Spain: The home of the MWC. The GSMA Mobile World Congress or MWC, is a combination of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring leading executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world. From the 21st of February to the 25th of February, there will be a plethora of new tech revealed and we from that point onwards lapping and drooling will ensure.
First things first. What does MWC 2016 promise to deliver? Well for starters, we have LG and Samsung announcing and revealing their lineup of flagship mobile phones.
LG unveiled the new G5 a metallic, unibody device that has a few interesting features up it’s sleeve. For starters, as we mentioned, it comprises of a metallic unibody design with a side-mounted volume rocker, and a power button built into the fingerprint sensor on the back. The entire device is wrapped in round edges which LG calls the “3D Arc”.
Here’s where things get interesting. The bottom cap of the LG G5 can be removed. Why, you ask? Well LG states that this give you access to a replaceable battery and also the possibility of adding a number of modules such as a camera grip or a hi-fi audio module. Yes you read that right.
To remove the cap, simply press the lock button on the left side and pull it out. The cap and the attached battery then slide out allowing access to the interior of the device. As for the camera grip, it’s called the LG Cam Plus and also offers an additional 1200 mAh of power and manual controls for the shutter and zooming function. The grip also eliminates the possibility of the phone slipping out of your hands. The second module showcased was the dedicated audio module from Bang & Olufsen, called LG Hi-Fi Plus. This includes a 32-bit DAC and a dedicated 3.5 mm headphones port.
Other specs include a 5.3 inch Quad HD IPS LCD with an Always-On mode that shows the clock and notifications at all times. It is powered by a Qualcomm’ Snapdragon 820 processor backed by 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 530 to handle all gaming and fulfill your graphics hungry needs. In terms of storage, you’re looking at 32GB of storage plus a microSD card slot as well. Thanks to Quick Charge 3.0, you can refill 80% of your 2,800-mAh battery in just under 40 minutes.
On the snapping front, the LG G5 features a standard 16MP camera and a wide-angle 8MP camera that will, depending on the scene, combine the inputs from both cameras into one image. You can also switch between the wide-angle camera and the regular one manually from the camera app itself.
In an interesting turn of events, LG has also decided to scrap the venerable app drawer seen on almost all android phones. According to LG, users don’t really care about the app drawer so removing it makes their life simpler.
The UI too has undergone a facelift. The notification dropdown has black or light green icons on a white background and even the settings menu is now organized in a single column again with the revamped color scheme.
While there is no confirmation on pricing, the LG G5 is expected to go on sale in April. While a phone comprising of these specs will certainly not be cheap, the question on everyone’s minds is exactly how expensive the device will be. This includes the accessories such as the camera grip and the Hi-Fi audio module as well.
What are your thoughts about the new LG G5? We would love to know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start. A caravan stop consists of different sessions about creating unique ideas for startup ventures and strategies for financing those ideas.
Come join the sessions on the 19th of December, starting with 2 pm at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
The event is free of charge! REGISTRATION is mandatory for this event
(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount Likuid Members: 20% discount Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount
Likuid Members: 20% discount
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount
Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity to help each other having a more productive digital nomad new year and build better cooperations for teamwork.
During this peer to peer learning session you can share your experiences to help others and learn from other practitioners. Together, dive into the most painful problems and brainstorm on solutions. It’s for you if you resonate with some of these questions:
How do I integrate work, life and travel?
How do I keep motivated to achieve?
How do I keep engaged with a client?
How do I manage my time and energy?
How do I get clients?
How do I find people to collaborate with?
How to deal with time differences?
How can I make human interactions with slack profiles?
How to set realistic goals in constantly changing environment?
What are the best tools & methods for productivity?
What’s the secret of aligned teams?
What are the best skills for a digital nomad?
ABOUT THE METHOD:
“We create space for meaningful conversations, experimental and peer to peer learning. Nothing frontal, no preaching. But space for your very unique questions.”
+ Full-day mentored learning program
+ Breakfast on the roof
+ BBQ lunch on the roof
+ Goodie bags & Take-home handbooks
+ Post-event networking
ABOUT THE HOST:
Kitti is a digital nomad herself and a marketing consultant for innovative companies and early stage startups. She is a conversation ambassador for tedxdanubia, hosted meaningful conversations on ideas worth spreading. In the past years she worked in self organized teams, practiced facilitation, joined peer to peer networks, decentralized teams and cocreated a collective of freelancers. She is a cofounder of a sustainability startup that just secured its first round of investment. Worked as a mentor for many startups, and in the meantime she visited more than 15 countries.
Are you a Sri Lankan female entrepreneur or a local social business? Reach out for your discounted tickets!
PRICE IN SRI LANKAN RUPEES:
Regular: LKR 5000
Early Bird till 16th of Dec: LKR 4000
Likuid Members: LKR 4000
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): LKR 2500
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
5 Charles Place 00300 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup. He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup.
He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain technologies.
1. Work with Hyperledger Fabric and Explorer.
2. Business use case with Hyperledger Blockchain Framework
3. Q&A session
This is a Free session. Register here
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Startup X Foundry
07, Charles Place, Colombo 03, Colombo
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