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LG Hi-Fi Plus amps up G5's audio (pictures)

The Hi-Fi Plus is a snap-on module for the LG G5 that upgrades the phone's audio experience.

John Falcone
John P. Falcone is the senior director of commerce content at CNET, where he coordinates coverage of the site's buying recommendations alongside the CNET Advice team (where he previously headed the consumer electronics reviews section). He's been a CNET editor since 2003.
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The Hi-Fi Plus is an audio accessory for the LG G5 smartphone, developed in association with Bang & Olufsen.

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The Hi-Fi Plus is one of a handful of debut proprietary snap-on accessories for the new G5 -- it snaps on in place of the bottom bezel.

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Once in place, it's a bit larger than the original bezel -- but it has a speaker and headphone jack that deliver better audio.

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Beware of color mismatch.

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The G5 (and snap-on modules like the Hi-Fi Plus) use the newer USB-C port.

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The G5 also has a replaceable battery.

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If you don't have a G5, the Hi-Fi Plus can connect to some other phones via USB-C when it's paired with its other half (exact phone compatibility is not yet known). Pricing and availability of the Hi-Fi Plus have yet to be announced.

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