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LG G5 & Friends Win At Mobile World Congress
LG's Newest Smartphone Sweeps the Competition at the Mobile Industry 'Oscars'

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics amassed a total of 33 awards at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 including the event's top honor, Best Mobile Handsets & Devices Award, securing status as the most honored company at the show.

LG G5 & Friends Win At Mobile World Congress

The awards recognized the Modular Type innovation behind LG's latest flagship smartphone, the LG G5 and Friends, demonstrating how the company is at the forefront of mobile communications. LG G5 and Friends earned top honors from Android Authority, Digital Trends, Trusted Reviews and Ubergizmo, among others.

"The initial response to our new LG G5 has been phenomenal and rewards the effort our experts have made to create something genuinely innovative and unique in the smartphone space," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The G5 and its Friends modules are aimed at giving consumers a more playful smartphone experience and these awards suggest that we have offered something truly different in the market."  

LG unveiled the G5 to high acclaim before a 2,000-strong crowd prior to the main MWC event. The flagship smartphone is a brand new design with a sleek, metal uni-body featuring a Slide-out Battery and a Modular Type design that gives a greater smartphone experience. Complete with LG Friends, a collection of companion devices, the G5 can be transformed into a digital camera, Hi-Fi player and more.

With an estimated 100,000 attendees, MWC 2016 is the mobile industry's keystone event. Awards won by LG at MWC 2016 include:

GSM Association (GSMA)
Best Mobile Handsets & Devices: LG G5

Major Revelação: LG G5

Best Smartphone: LG G5

Android Authority
Best of MWC 2016: LG G5 / LG Friends

Android Central
MWC Top Pick: LG G5 / LG Rolling Bot / LG 360 VR

Android Pit
Best Innovation: LG G5

MWC 2016 Winner: LG G5 / LG Rolling Bot

Chip Chick
Most Innovative: LG Rolling Bot

Computer Bild
Best Innovation: LG G5 & Friends

Digital Trends
Top Tech of 2016 Winner: LG G5
Top Tech of 2016 Audio: LG Hi-Fi Plus

Expert Reviews
Best of Innovation: LG G5
Best Smartphone: LG G5

Know Your Mobile
Best of Innovation: LG G5
Best Smartphone: LG G5

Men's Health
Editor's Choice: LG G5

Best Smartphone: LG G5
Most Innovative Company: LG Electronics

Best Smartphone: LG G5
Best Accessory: LG Rolling Bot

Best in Show: LG G5 & LG Rolling Bot
Best Phone: LG G5
Best Wearable: LG 360 VR

Best of MWC: LG G5

Tom's Guide
Best of MWC: LG G5

Tom's Hardware
Best of MWC: LG G5

Trusted Reviews
Best of MWC 2016: LG G5

Best of MWC: LG G5 / LG Friends

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About LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc.

LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A. Inc. based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the U.S. sales subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc. a global innovator and trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders. LG's consumer-centric products -- including the flagship premium G Series models -- incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX features that enhance the user experience. The company remains committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing inter-device connectivity between smartphones, tablets and a wide range of home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit

LG G5 & Friends Win At Mobile World Congress
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