LG launched its flagship smartphone, the G5, this yr with a novel modular design. It was one of many first Android operating smartphones that had the flexibility to swap a panel and change it so as to add a brand new characteristic to the gadget.
The underside a part of the smartphone would come out and you possibly can connect a DAC or a digital camera management module. It did had a serious problem although, one needed to take away the battery together with the modules or what LG known as ‘mates’. The swapping was not seamless. The smartphone was positively a singular providing, but it surely didn’t do properly. LG had huge plans for the smartphone together with a fuller ecosystem, however by the month of June it was clear that the smartphone was a failure. In actual fact the gross sales have been so unhealthy, the corporate fired a bit of its smartphone designers.
Now in keeping with a report, LG is not going to proceed to make use of a modular design for the upcoming G6 flagship handset. Google had lately introduced the tip of Undertaking Ara, which was a disappointment for a lot of. LG taking the same path is no surprise in any respect.
Motorola and Lenovo on the opposite had have a extra promising modular smartphone technique. Their new Moto Z smartphone together with the magnetically attachable Moto Mods appears to be extra dependable and seamless. It has already opened up the Moto Mods design open for builders, which is nice factor. However the true query right here is, will the corporate handle to maintain the modular smartphone dream operating?