Looking to nab THE greatest phone showed at MWC (in my opinion), the G5?
I know I am. I've had the Optimus G, the G2, the G3 and still using my G4. I need to complete the collection.
Well, today they've announced the official date of the phone for Canadian carriers as April 8.
Prices weren't announced as they're saying the carriers will set that price.
There are some carriers that will offer a bonus if you preponderance (I believe on the G4 it was a spare battery and microSD card... Maybe this year you'll get on of the LG 'friends' items for free?
Are you excited? I know I am.
LG’s First Modular Smartphone to Hit the Canadian Market
LG G5 to Launch in Canada April 8
TORONTO, March 8, 2016 — LG Electronics’ highly anticipated LG G5 will be available in Canada April 8, 2016. Since its global unveiling at Mobile World Congress in February, where the LG G5 was the most honoured device at the show, it has been widely praised and awarded for its Slide out Battery and Modular Type design. This gives the user a greater, and more flexible, smartphone experience.
“The LG G5 is a game-changer for the mobile space in Canada,” said Valerie Malone, Director of Marketing, LG Electronics Canada. “The fact that Canadians will also be able to purchase LG Friends, or companion devices, means they will be able to expand the capabilities of their G5 to capture more content, including 360-degree photos and videos.”
The LG G5 will be available at all major carriersincluding Bell, Eastlink, Fido, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS, Videotron and WIND Mobile. The following retailers will also carry the LG G5 at launch; Best Buy, Tbooth wireless, The Source, Costco, and WIRELESSWAVE.
“We are absolutely thrilled at the response from our carrier partners,” said Ross Snow, VP, Mobile Communications Sales, LG Electronics Canada. “We’re working on some really interesting promotions. For example, customers who purchase the LG G5 on pre-order will receive a bonus offer at participating carriers.”
Product highlights of the LG G5 include:
- All metal aluminum body and Slide-out Battery to easily swap out a depleted battery or attach select LG Friends
- Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 capable (2.0 adapter included)
- Dual lens rear camera lets you choose between a standard or a 135 degree wide angle lens to capture more
- Always-on Display makes notifications just a glance away without waking the G5
- Excellent battery life, thanks to the Low Power Location Estimation technology, enhancing battery efficiency by as much as 41.9 per cent
- aptX HD: 24-bit Hi-Fi Wireless Audio
- Expandable memory through microSD card slot (can support up to 2TB)
- Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
- Display: 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi)
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB UFS ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Camera: Rear: Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front: 8MP
- Battery: 2,800mAh (removable)
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
- Weight: 159g
- Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / USB Type-C / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2
- Colours: Silver / Titan / Pink
Additional information about LG Friends availability and timing will be announced at a later date*. LG G5 pricing to be determined by carriers.
*Accessories/Friends sold separately. Availability will vary by carrier/retailer.