LG Mobiles has officially announced today that the LG G5 and V10 smartphones have been certified by the U.S. National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for enterprise and military usage.
The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) certification is generally recognized by the governments of 25 Common Criteria member countries, that includes Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. According to the company, both these devices are equipped with LG’s GATE technology for enhanced platform, network, and application security that will allow for secure and reliable access to enterprise data. Also, the LG G5 and V10 feature Google’s Android for Work which leverages the LG GATE network capabilities. Basically, Android for Work can separate and secure work apps from personal apps.
On this occasion, Chris Yie, Vice president and head of marketing Communications, LG Mobile, said:
“With the growing importance of higher security in business these days, we believe a firm security platform is a must for mobile workplace devices. This certification is confirmation that LG smartphones are among the most secure mobile devices available today.”
LG G5 Specifications
The LG G5 features a 5.3-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD always-on display along with 3D Arc Glass. The always-on display will let users check the time, battery status, and notifications without waking up the phone. The display’s backlight only illuminates one small part of the overall display, so only 0.8% of the phone’s battery drains in an hour, according to LG.
It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It has 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, that can be expanded up to 2 TB via microSD card. The flagship smartphone runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with the latest LG UX on top of it.
The G5 sports a 16 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Optical Image stabilization (OIS) 2.0, Laser Auto Focus, manual mode and support for 4K video recording. It also comes with a 8 megapixel secondary rear camera with 135-degree wide-angle lens. On the front, there is a 8 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The smartphone is 7.7~8.6 mm thick and weighs 159 grams. It comes with a fingerprint sensor located below the dual rear camera setup. LG has also unveiled a hardware expansion modules named CAM Plus and Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play.
The LG G5 includes 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C and GPS as connectivity options. It packs in a 2,800 mAh removable battery under the hood that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
LG V10 Specifications
The LG V10 features a 5.7-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD In-cell Touch Quantum display that has a pixel density of 513 ppi. There is another 2.1-inch (1040 x 160 pixels) IPS Quantum Display that also comes with a pixel density of 513 ppi. It is powered by a 1.8 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit processor along with Adreno 418 GPU. It has 4 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 64 GB of internal memory that can also be expanded up to 2 TB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS with LG UX 4.0 custom skin on top of it. The updated OS from LG comes with a lot of new features retaining some proprietary software like Knock On, KnockCode and health app.
The second display will let the user view information like weather, date, time and battery icon while the main display is off. There is also an option to set it to always-on. The users can set shortcuts of their favourite apps in the second screen to launch them quickly. Notifications can be displayed on them discreetly without blocking the view of the main screen.
The V10 rocks a 16 megapixel rear primary camera with LED flash, Optical Image stabilization (OIS) 2.0, F/1.8 aperture, Laser Auto Focus. It can also record 4K videos. It comes with a manual mode for video to adjust options like shutter speed, frame rate, ISO, white balance and focus while recording.
On the front, there is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with dual lens setup – one has 80-degree standard angle and another comes with 12-degree wide-angle. Now, that is a fancy selfie camera. “For the wide-angle shot, the V10 employs a sophisticated software algorithm to combine images from the two separate lenses which are just far enough apart to provide two different points of view”, according to LG. There is also a multi-view recording option that will capture at different angles utilizing all the three cameras.
The phablet has a 8.6 mm thick body that weighs 192 grams. The frame is made up of SAE grade 316L stainless steel that will ensure maximum durability and the soft Dura Skin on the bottom and the back offers protection from direct impacts. According to LG, the phone also meets the US Military Standard MIL-STD 810G to withstand a fall of up to 1.2 meters. There is a fingerprint sensor at the back. It comes with a 32 bit Hi-Fi DAC by ESS Technology for enhanced audio output and Qualcomm Technologies’ TruSignal antenna boost technology that intelligently optimizes signal strength to reduce dropped calls, faster data and better call coverage.
The LG V10 includes 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC and Slim Port as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a 3,000 mAh removable battery that supports Quick Charge 2.0 and the phone charges from 0 to 50 in just 40 minutes.