LG G5 flagship smartphone along with the LG Friends companion devices were unveiled last month at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona. LG has also revealed that the device will go on sale in USA by early April via all major carriers and retailers. Now, the company has announced that the G5 will go on sale globally, including Korea from March 31, 2016. It will also be available in USA from April 1 via a 2-year contract from Verizon or Sprint at US $99, however, if you want an unlocked unit without contract, it will cost $799.99 (INR Rs 53,106 approximately), revealed an ad.
LG had previously announced that a free battery and battery charging cradle will be provided as part of the launch promotion for a limited period. A USB Type-C to micro USB adapter will also be given for free, revealed a new ad.
LG G5 Specifications
The LG G5 features a 5.3-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD always-on display along with 3D Arc Glass. The always-on display will let users check the time, battery status, and notifications without waking up the phone. The display’s backlight only illuminates one small part of the overall display, so only 0.8% of the phone’s battery drains in an hour, according to LG.
It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It has 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, that can be expanded up to 2 TB via microSD card. The flagship smartphone runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with the latest LG UX on top of it.
The G5 sports a 16 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Optical Image stabilization (OIS) 2.0, Laser Auto Focus, manual mode and support for 4K video recording. It also comes with a 8 megapixel secondary rear camera with 135-degree wide-angle lens. On the front, there is a 8 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The smartphone is 7.7~8.6 mm thick and weighs 159 grams. It comes with a fingerprint sensor located below the dual rear camera setup. LG has also unveiled a hardware expansion modules named CAM Plus and Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play.
The LG G5 includes 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C and GPS as connectivity options. It packs in a 2,800 mAh removable battery under the hood that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The LG G5 is available in Titan, Gold, Pink and Silver color variants