A report from December claimed the LG G5 would come with a “Magic Slot” hardware enlargement port. A leaked image seems to point out the new feature in action with a cumbersome module hooked up to the smartphone.
Lengthy earlier than the iPhone, Apple tried to place itself as prime canine within the mobile world when it launched its first PDA, the Newton, in 1993. When the device was introduced, it was applauded for its design, features and stylus, however its $ seven hundred price and unreliable handwriting recognition software allowed one other firm to drive Apple out of the PDA (private digital assistant) enterprise when Steve Jobs returned to the corporate and cancelled the Newton platform and units.
The Palm Pilot one thousand and Pilot 5000 went on sale in March 1996, and Palm’s Graffiti handwriting recognition software was extra correct than Apple’s Newton. The units bought for $ 299 and $ 399 and allowed customers to upgrade the RAM by buying a module from Palm. The unique inventors of the Palm Pilot began their very own firm, Handspring, which bought Palm OS-based mostly PDAs and constructed upon the power to upgrade and add features to its handhelds by way of a “Springboard Expansion Slot.” MP3, GPS and digital camera Springboards have been launched, however crucial turned out to be one which reworked the PDA right into a smartphone.
Handspring launched a Springboard module in 2000, the VisorPhone, which magically turned the PDA right into a smartphone and was the precursor to the massively-fashionable Treo smartphone collection from Palm.
In December, we reported that LG was planning to introduce an identical enlargement slot to the LG G5, referred to as “Magic Slot,” and described as a method to permit customers so as to add hardware modules to the upcoming smartphone to be able to broaden its features.
Whereas we now have coated quite a few LG G5 leaks since then, the “Magic Slot” feature appeared to vanish — till now. Android Authority has posted an image of the LG G5 with a “Magic Slot” module hooked up to the smartphone. As you possibly can see within the above image, the module is cumbersome and is inserted on the underside of the handset. It is unknown what this module truly does, however might be an prolonged battery, though the source factors out that the module features a dial and a number of other buttons.
Fortunately, LG will announce the LG G5 in a number of days on Feb. 21, and we should always hear all the “Magic Slot” particulars and features on the occasion. As all the time, we’ll maintain you posted on any new particulars as they turn out to be obtainable.