Last week brought official confirmation of the LG G5’s arrival in India and now there’s a fresh report which reveals its price. The company itself hasn’t announced the cost of the handset yet, though it’ll probably do so closer to the launch of the device in a particular country.
The LG G5 has been listed for pre-orders at Clove, a UK retailer, which likely means the country will be one of the first to receive it. It can apparently be purchased in exchange of GBP 449.17 (about Rs 42700) without VAT, and GBP 539 (approx Rs 51270) including VAT. The handset is additionally being sold unlocked and SIM-free.
Clove warns that these values for the G5 are not official yet, so it may vary between now and its future unveiling. According to GSM Arena, shipments for the smartphone may begin sometime in early April. The page doesn’t reveal any information about the LG Friends accessories, the main focus of attention around the handset’s launch at the MWC 2016.
A quick look at the main specs of the LG G5:
– Display: 5.3-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
– Memory: 32GB, expandable till 2TB
– RAM: 4GB
– CPU: Snapdragon 820
– GPU: Adreno 530
– Camera: 16MP/8MP rear, 8MP front
– Battery: 2800mAh
– Weight: 159g
– Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
– Connectivity: 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fiac, NFC, USB Type-C
As per a recent report, it looks like the availability of these gadgets will vary according to the region. For instance, the LG 360 VR headset is not going to be sold in Latin America because of the lack of interest in virtual reality in the market. What’s more, the area is getting a Snapdragon 652 processor instead of the ultimate Snapdragon 820 SoC.
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This decision was apparently made in light of the currency appreciation in Latin America and feedback from operators in the sector. There’s no further information on where else this downgraded variant of the LG G5 is set to arrive.