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LG G5 hitting the US in early April with free battery in tow

LG G5 Battery Cradle

LG has finally announced just when the G5 is coming out in the US, setting it up for an early April release. The brand is still keeping mum on the exact date for some reason.

The LG G5 will likely hit US stores on April 8, the same day set for its arrival in the UK and Canada. The company hasn’t announced the phone’s US price either. As per Amazon UK, the handset can be bought in exchange of £529 (about $750). An earlier listing by another retailer had pegged its cost at £539 including VAT.

According to a press release, the G5 will be available in the US via major outlets and carriers including U.S. Cellular, Sprint, Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile Stores, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and B&H. The manufacturer has also announced that it’s giving away a free second battery and battery-charging cradle to buyers of the handset.

A rapid recap of the main specifications of the LG G5:

– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
– Display: 5.3-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– Camera: 16MP/8MP rear, 8MP front
– CPU: Snapdragon 820
– GPU: Adreno 530
– Memory: 32GB, expandable till 2TB
– RAM: 4GB
– Battery: 2800mAh
– Weight: 159g
– Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
– Connectivity: 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fiac, NFC, USB Type-C

This is a limited-period offer, although LG hasn’t elaborated on just how long it’s going to be around for. The promotion should serve to make the flagship smartphone more attractive to potential customers, given one of the highlights of the phone is its easily swappable battery feature.

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The release of the LG G5 will also see the launch of the brand’s cohort of Friends. Again, there’s no word on which accessories will be sold.


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