LG has unveiled its new flagship at the Mobile World Congress, which took place from 22 to 25 February, but this phone will reach the stores in April. The good news is that preorders for the US customers will start on March 18 and they will buy the G5 from Best Buy, as this retailer has made this announcement on its official website.
The US retailer hasn’t specified the price tag for the new G5, or when it will be shipped out to customers, but according to lgg5me, the device will cost $650 and the rumors say that it will arrive in the owners’ hands in the first week of April.
The fans from the UK are already able to preorder the phone from Amazon, where it costs £529 and it is specified that it will be officially released in April 8. The Canadian fans should expect the same release date, being sold by Rogers and Fido in a first phase, which will offer a free CAM Plus camera accessory to those who will preorder the G5 before the end of this month.
LG G5 – Specifications
The new G5 will have full metal body with a brand new design. The physical buttons that were previously located below the rear camera will now sit on the sides, the new dimensions of the phone will be 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm, resulting in a total weight of 159 grams. Compared to its predecessor, it will have a smaller IPS LCD (always on) screen with a diagonal of 5.3-inch and will support a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at 554 ppi, being protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The device will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and will be available in two variants of chipsets, processors and graphics cards: the first variant will be the premium model with a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset which houses a dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo CPU and a dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo CPU, alongside an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM; the second variant will have a weaker Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chipset with a quad-core Cortex-A72 CPU and a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, which will be backed by an Adreno 510 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
On the rear side, the G5 will have a 16MP camera with f/1.8 optics and a secondary 8MP camera with f/2.4 optics, which will support laser autofocus, OIS (3-axis) and LED flash, while the front camera will be 8MP and will have an aperture of f/2.0. The internal memory will support expansion from 32GB to 200GB, while the battery will be removable and will support a capacity of 2800mAh.
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