Are you excited about the LG G5? Well... if you've been reading Android Police for the past 24 hours, then you've likely forgotten about this year's MWC flagships because it's all about Android N (#N4LYFE) and the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 will only ship with Marshmallow. Who remembers Marshmallow now? Oh you do? Right on, let's back to the G5 then.
When the device was announced at MWC, the most major US operators rushed to tell us that they'll be offering it on their network. What they didn't reveal though was an exact price or release date beyond a vague "spring" timeline. The latter information is now available thanks to a press release and new landing page from LG. The company is eager to tell you that you can, pretty please, "wait a few weeks"
and not buy the Galaxy S7 until early April because that's when the G5 and its Friends will be released.
It will come to AT&T, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, T-Mobile, Sprint, B&H, Best Buy, and Best Buy Mobile Stores. There's still no exact price or details on which carriers will offer which Friends, but you can sign up to be reminded of the phone's launch at the G5's new landing page.
LG isn't offering a free LG 360 VR unit with each order or pre-order, but for a limited time, you'll be able to get a free second battery and its charging cradle for free with the purchase. That's a nice bonus if you're the kind who runs through their battery in half a day and want to have a spare at hand at all times.
LG G5 Smartphone AND ‘LG FRIENDS’ DEvices
on sale in U.S. early APRIL
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.