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Now that you’re relatively well acquainted with LG’s first ever modular smartphone, catching a glimpse of the G5 in action at Barcelona, it’s time to delve into exactly what makes this full-metal beast so special.

In short, it’s not (only) about what the LG G5 itself can do, but what its “Friends” bring to the table once attached to the ingenious new battery slot. You know, the one that does the impossible, appeasing both fans of user-replaceable cells and aluminum unibody aficionados.

More than half a dozen LG G5 Friends just went official at the Mobile World Congress, but the CAM Plus and Hi-Fi Plus are arguably the most eye-catching of the bunch. As the names suggest, they add to the G5’s already remarkable photography and sound capabilities, pandering to shutterbugs and audiophiles like no high-end smartphone before it.

We don’t mean to spoil the surprises and diminish the wow factors of the two companion devices, i.e. super-premium handheld accessories, but let us prepare you for the below embedded hands-on video by saying the LG CAM Plus combines practical camera controls and additional 1,200 mAh battery juice, while the Hi-Fi Plus supports 32-bit 384KHz high-definition audio playback.

The latter module doesn’t radically change the G5’s external appearance and can even connect to other phones or PCs, like standard DAC audio players. The former, well, let’s just say it’s a little less visually subtle, though there’s only one way to find out more:

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