The LG G5 is one of the most anticipated phones of 2016 (alongside the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge variant). As such, it’s not small bit of news to learn that we just got an official date for the smartphone’s Canadian release. April 8th is the date to circle on your calendar, but what’s more is that we’ve learned that Canadians are getting a pretty awesome extra perk with their G5’s.
According to Rogers and Fido, those who pre-order the device will get the CAM Plus camera accessory on the house, so long as supplies last. The CAM Plus is one of the G5’s much-touted “friends” that adds physical camera controls and enhanced camera features to the smartphone. Already a favorite among photography nuts, the accessory is one of the major reasons some users are opting for the G5 over the Galaxy S7. Considering the module retails for $100, that’s a pretty sweet add-on to get for free.
According to Videotron, pre-orders will begin on March 31, and they are also expecting to bundle a free CAM Plus module. No word yet from the other carriers, but we wouldn’t be surprised if this became par for the course for the G5 in Canada.
The G5 has proven to be a divisive smartphone, with some denouncing its aesthetic as lackluster. Although it’s certainly not as sleek-looking as the Galaxy S7, it’s no slouch in the specs department, what with the Snapdragon 820 SoC riding along under the hood, 4GB of RAM, two rear-facing cameras, and, of course, the modular capabilities that Samsung frankly just doesn’t have a response to in the S7 line.
What are your thoughts regarding the G5 and its release with a CAM Plus? Does this impact your decision to spring for it at all? Let us know your take on this smartphone’s launch in the comments below!