At Mobile World Congress smartphone manufacturers always jockey for pole position in the spotlight. This may explain why LG saw it fit to attract the journalist first by hosting an event in the afternoon before the conference opened.

The company announced the LG G5, its latest flagship, together with a host of accessories. But the biggest theme so far from everybody, is that virtual reality (VR) is going to be a big deal in the coming months.

Apart from the phone, the company also revealed the 360 VR headset, which has been designed to be comfortable and still give users that feeling of immersion VR should give you. The Snapdragon 820 processor will help this along handily given how the chip has proven itself in other high-powered flagships such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5.

The 360 VR is just one of many new accessories called LG Friends. These have been designed to pair with the G5 and give it a few quick and handy upgrades.

The LG Cam Plus for example extends the controls of the camera giving you a manual shutter, zoom features and improved stability.

 

 

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.