FCC certifies the LG G5 for Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint

FCC certifies the LG G5 for Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint
The LG G5  has finally received FCC certification in the U.S. LG's new flagship (with its modular design) has been approved for Verizon (LG VS987), AT&T (LG H820), T-Mobile (LG H830) and Sprint (LG LS992). The device is expected to be launched in the U.S. in early April. One U.S. carrier that has not had its LG G5 variant approved is U.S. Cellular. The fifth largest wireless operator in the states, U.S. Cellular will reportedly release the new handset as model number LG US992 on April 1st, with pre-orders starting on March 28th.

The LG G5 features a 5.3-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 554ppi. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 820 SoC, featuring a quad-core 2.2GHz and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of native storage (23GB available to the end user). A 16MP rear-facing camera comes with an aperture of f/1.8, and OIS is on board. An 8MP front-facing camera handles selfies and video chats. The removable 2800mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed. The LG G5 comes with a fingerprint sensor, and is just 7.3mm thick. Its metal clad body comes in Gray, Pink or Gold.

With the FCC certification out of the way, LG can now concentrate on important matters, such as launching the handset in the U.S. where it will take on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung's new high-end models already have a head start. But LG is offering a modular design with the LG G5 that allows users to add features and functions by simply sliding in a new "Friend." These accessories offer users of the phone the ability to quickly upgrade the camera, upgrade audio capabilities, and pop in a freshly charged battery.

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source: FCC (1-AT&T), (2-Verizon), (3-T-Mobile), (4-Sprint) via MyLGPhones

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  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(25h talk time)



1. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

LG shot themselves in the foot by having too big of a gap between announcing the phone, and releasing it. Too much time in between can diminish the desire to get the phone. Samsung did it right... they announced the phone and it was available very shortly thereafter everywhere.

2. niteiknight

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

Man, I just want a Samsung or LG phone that I could use on any of the four US carriers without any missing bands. Is that really so much to ask? No, I don't wanna pay for a new phone every time I switch carriers. Or better yet, when travelling overseas I'd like to not be stuck on 3G when popping in a local SIM. I know, #firstworldproblems. But this is a mobile technology website, so par for the course? Just sucks that the iPhone 6s/6s Plus is literally the only true global LTE phone. The Nexus 5X/6P and the Moto X PE are the closest Android equivalents and it sucks (not the phones, but the LTE band compatibility). I know Samsung, if nothing else, could do it nowadays. Other than corporate greed, I can't really see why they continue to make separate models for the US carriers, something that they don't really do in other regions. Hell, even one model for all of North America would be better than what we have now.

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