LG G5 and its Friends will make their way to the US early April

by: Jimmy WestenbergMarch 10, 2016


We found it rather odd that LG brought the G5 to MWC 2016 without any word of a release date, but luckily the company is no longer keeping us in the dark. LG has just sent out a press release with word that the LG G5 is coming to the United States sometime in early April. All the major carriers – T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T  and U.S. Cellular – will carry the handset, as well as Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile Stores and B&H. And while there are no specifics as of yet, LG says “select companion devices”, meaning LG Friends, will also be available starting in April.

What’s more, for a limited time LG will include a free extra battery and charging cradle to help you take advantage of the G5’s modular design. For more information on that promotion, head on over to the LG promo page. As of now there’s no official word on pricing or exact availability, but we’ll be sure to update you as we learn more.

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I know it wasn’t all that long ago that LG showed off the G5, but we’ll give you a little overview anyway. It comes with a 5.3-inch IPS LCD “always-on” display, a Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM under the hood, 32GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion up to an additional 200GB. It also comes with a killer 16 and 8MP dual camera on the back and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. And if the 2800mAh battery isn’t enough to last a full day, don’t worry — despite the G5’s all-metal build, you can actually remove the battery.

Interested in learning more about the G5? Check out our hands-on video here!

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Consumer Anticipation for LG Flagship Phone Is High; LG Rewarding Customers Purchasing LG G5 With Free Accessories

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 10, 2016 – On the heels of being awarded the Best New Smartphone at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month, LG Electronics announced today that LG G5 smartphone is officially coming to the United States in early April via major carriers and retailers, including AT&T, Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile Stores, B&H, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The LG G5 introduces a paradigm-shifting modular design that allows for a collection of companion devices, called “LG Friends,” to plug in and transform the LG G5 into a DSLR style camera, a mobile virtual reality viewer and more. Select companion devices and sales channels will also be available starting in April.

The LG G5’s sleek aluminum body and modular type design that allows consumers to easily swap out a depleted battery for a fully charged one in just seconds – a feature other major handset manufacturers do not offer. For a limited time only, LG is celebrating this innovation by rewarding customers that order LG G5 with a free extra battery and battery-charging cradle*.

“You only have to wait a few weeks to get your hands on the LG G5. It’s clear from the consumer polls being conducted by the media that people are incredibly excited about the phone and we’re very proud of the practical innovations in the G5 and Friends as well,” said Morris Lee, LG Electronics MobileComm’s senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing. “The rave responses to the LG G5 from the press and the industry are proof that the smartphone is exciting again and it is obvious that the LG G5 is well worth waiting for.”

Accumulating a total of 33 awards at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, the LG G5 and LG Friends secured LG Electronics’ status as one of the most honored companies at the show. Details about the LG G5 and LG Friends’ pricing and availability are to be announced in the coming weeks.

*For more information about the new LG G5 and the promotion, please visit: http://www.lgg5launchpromo.com.

  • Fabian Taveras

    How much money will the friends cost tho?

    • Arman

      Probably around $100, Fido in Canada has bundled the camera module with G5 and has advertised it as $99 value..

  • Sjoerd

    How about europe, as if they are not one of the biggest markets, jeez i hate why they always seem to not care about anyone else

    • Marawan

      It’s on amazon uk for 529 pounds. Not sure about rest of Europe

  • DaHitman

    Is this camera better than the S7?

    • Zmeg2222

      The LG has dual cameras one wide angle which looks great.

      • DaHitman

        Not an answer, that’s just stating what we know already!

    • Scott Ricketts

      That’s the big question. The camera alone doesn’t seem to be a big jump from the S6 to the S7 and the G4 was neck and neck with the S6. Waiting on reviews.

      • DaHitman

        Its a 16MB so in theory can be hence the question

  • hfakih

    Hi, any of you have information about LG5 dual sim if have an extra slot to microSD memory or are the second sim slot shared to the memmory?

  • Ivy Holmes

    I just got the Android maxx 2, but the store didn’t give me any other options except for this one. A 16GB which I already had. Just an update version because I want the Android. Made me mad when I found out it wasn’t the 32GB.