INTRODUCING A MORE PLAYFUL AND INNOVATIVE LG UX 5.0
- 03, 28 2016
SEOUL, Mar. 28, 2016 — With the imminent consumer rollout of the new LG G5, LG
Electronics (LG) will also be introducing a new version of its mobile user interface, LG
UX 5.0. Designed for a more playful and innovative mobile experience, LG UX 5.0 will
offer advanced features and greater convenience not only for LG G5 users but owners of
upcoming smartphone models as well.
Based on Android’s latest Marshmallow OS, LG UX 5.0 conveys LG’s philosophy on
the future of mobiles. LG UX 5.0 is an enjoyable, enhanced and user-centric UX that
supports easy connection for optimal control of LG Friends and delivers a more
convenient and powerful experience by adding new functions that allow users to enjoy
the G5 to its maximum potential.
“We analyzed the lifestyle of smartphone users to provide a superior mobile experience
and greatly expanded the usability with LG UX 5.0,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO
of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “LG UX 5.0 and G5 were
designed to provide an innovative user experience that reflects the needs of our most
An Enjoyable UX for Connecting with LG Friends
The highlight of LG UX 5.0 is LG Friends Manager, a versatile application that enables
users to easily connect with and control the modules and accessories known as LG
Friends. LG Friends Manager intuitively detects nearby accessories for easy pairing
with LG G5, easily downloading and installing all the required apps from the Google
Play Store. No hassles, no hunting. With LG Friends Manager, the process of
connecting the LG G5 to its Friends couldn’t get any easier.
LG Friends Manager generates a different display for each LG Friend. When paired
with the 360 CAM, the screen on the G5 will display photo previews and the available
shooting modes. The Friends Camera Album in the Gallery enables users to categorize
and manage images captured with LG Friends such as 360 CAM and Rolling Bot.
An Enhanced UX for a Powerful Visual Experience
The greatest advantage of LG UX 5.0 is its enhanced support for LG G5’s extremely
powerful camera. Image and video capturing has never been so enjoyable with features
Zoom In & Out – Seamlessly switch between the standard 78-degree lens to the 135-
degree wide angle lens by simply pinching the screen.
Auto Shot – An enhanced version of Gesture Shot, take the perfect selfies with this
smart feature which triggers the shutter as soon as the users’ face is recognized.
Multi View – Captures different angles of images at the same exact moment using the
front and rear cameras of the G5 and the LG 360 CAM.
360 Wallpaper – Images taken with the LG 360 CAM can be displayed as a 360
panorama, shifting in sync with movements of the G5.
Pop-out Picture – Combine two images taken simultaneously with the standard and
wide angle lens to create a picture-in-a-frame effect.
Film Effect – Raise the level of effects with this set of filters that deliver an “analog”
feel to photos. Use Camera Preview to preview and change a filter on the fly before
taking the shot.
A User-Centric UX for Greater Convenience
LG refined its user interface and included several new smart features on LG UX 5.0 to
enhance usability and convenience, such as:
New Home – LG combined its Home Screen with the App Drawer in LG UX 5.0 to
simplify the user experience. Users who prefer the traditional style can download the
Home & App Drawer directly from the settings menu on the LG G5.
LG Health – Upgraded for UX 5.0, LG Health provides a Beginner as well as Advanced
mode matched to the user’s profile. Start with Beginner and switch to Advanced once
your activities reach a certain level, staying motivated along the way with visual details
of your progress.
Always-on – Avoid the hassle of turning on the smartphone display just to check the
time. With Always-on, all your key information including the date, notifications and
SMS icon are displayed on the screen at all times.
Smart Doctor – Keep your G5 performing at its optimal level with solutions and tips
based on your usage habits.
World Clock – Enhanced with an attractive graphical user interface, this smart clock
displays the time in selected cities around the world and immediately syncs them to
whatever local time you set for easy scheduling of phone calls and meetings.
File Manager – Navigate the G5 as easily as navigating your PC with direct access to
any folders or files indicated by the directory path at top. Use the new search filter to
find documents, videos and images anywhere on your G5.
Quick Help – Find answers to any questions about the G5 quickly and easily or request
feedback by e-mail.
LG Backup – Use LG Backup and NFC to restore conveniently from other Android
phones and now record conversations from your favorite messenger app.
Diverse Security Method – In addition to LG’s familiar Knock Code, accurate
fingerprint recognition is now built into LG UX 5.0 to provide added convenience and
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile
communications and home appliances, employing 83,000 people working in 119 locations around the world. With
2015 global sales of USD 48.8 billion (KRW 56.5 trillion), LG comprises four business units ― Home
Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance & Air Solution, and Vehicle Components ― and is one of
the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators.
LG Electronics is a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics,
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About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and trend setter in the mobile and wearable
industry with breakthrough technologies and innovative designs. By continually developing highly competitive core
technologies in the areas of display, battery, camera optics and LTE technology, LG creates handsets and wearables
that fit the lifestyles of a wide range of people all over the world. While helping to enhance the mobile user
experience by incorporating unique, sophisticated designs and intuitive UX features, LG is also committed to guiding
consumers into the era of convergence and Internet of Things, maximizing inter-device connectivity between a wide
range of smartphones, tablets, wearables, home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit
About LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd
LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd (LG Electronics Singapore) is a fully-owned subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., the
pioneer and market leader of the Korean electronics industry for over five decades. LG Electronics Singapore
operates three business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications and Home Appliance & Air Solution.
In recognition of its vision to enrich people’s life with smart technologies and innovative design, LG Electronics
Singapore has been recognized with prominent local and international accolades, such as the CNET Asia Editor’s and
Readers' Choice Awards, HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards, Red Dot Design, and GfK No. 1 Awards. For
more information, please visit www.lg.com/sg.