LG is super serious about offering a number of cool hi-tech accessories for its latest flagship, the LG G5, in order to enrich its features and make the device more appealing to technology enthusiasts in general. One of such gadgets is the LG 360 Cam which is equipped with two 13 MP sensors and supports recording of 360-degree pictures and videos. In light of the camera's upcoming global launch which is expected by the end of the month, the South Korean consumer electronics manufacturer has released a video which demonstrates how simple and intuitive its upcoming LG G5 accessory actually is.
As you can see in the short clip below, syncing a smartphone with another device used to take no less than eight steps but the company did its best to streamline that process with its new LG Friends Manager app which can now accomplish the same task in only three steps. The said video uses LG G5 and the 360 Cam as an example to illustrate that point. In order to connect the 360 Cam with LG's latest flagship, all one needs to do is power on the accessory by pressing one of its side buttons, install the correct modular card, and then press the shoot button located on the front of the gadget. Seems simple enough, right? In case you want to be super conservative about power consumption, pressing and holding the aforementioned power button puts the 360 Cam into a power-saving mode while exiting it is just another tap of a button away.
As for the app itself, the LG Friends Manager can also serve as a remote control for the 360 Cam. For example, you can shoot a picture, preview it on your phone, and proceed to forward it to someone or something directly from the camera. Naturally, the 360 Cam is just one of the LG G5's potential "Friends". If you don't like the ability to record 360-videos, maybe you could use a home monitor, a VR headset, or an additional battery. Well, LG will have you covered with a plethora of LG G5 Friends, i.e. accessories. The unique modular design of LG G5 took a lot of people by surprise when it was announced during the Mobile World Congress in February, but it soon became clear that the South Korean company had to get outside of its comfort zone in one way or another in order to make its latest smartphone stand out among the always growing sea of Android flagships. It should soon be clear whether or not LG has made the right move with the modular concept of the LG G5.