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First official LG G5 launch date revealed: April 8 (in Canada)

First official LG G5 launch date revealed: April 8 (in Canada)

LG today announced that it's releasing the G5 (its latest and greatest flagship smartphone) on April 8 in Canada. This is the first time when LG is revealing an exact launch date for the G5, instead of saying that the handset should be available sometime in "early April."

While LG didn't mention how much the G5 will cost, it provided a list of all the places (mobile carriers, and retailers) where Canadian customers are going to find the smartphone: Rogers, Bell, Telus, Videotron, Wind Mobile, SaskTel, MTS, Eastlink, Fido, Best Buy, Costco, The Source, Tbooth wireless, and Wireless Wave. Pre-orders are expected to start from late March, and some carriers will be offering bonuses: Rogers, Fido, and Videotron are bundling a free CAM Plus (pictured above) - this offers extra grip for better photos, and has its own 1200 mAh battery.

Unlike LG's previous flagship handsets, the G5 is made out of metal. Another novelty is the phone's modular design, which allows users to easily swap out its battery, or connect one of the LG Friends accessories (like the CAM Plus that we mentioned above). To find out more about the device, check out our LG G5 hands-on.

We assume that the LG G5 will also be released on, or around April 8 in the US. All major US carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) already confirmed that they'd sell the G5, though for now there's no word on pricing. Are you planning to buy the LG G5?

sources: NewsWire Canada, Mobile Syrup, Rogers
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posted on 08 Mar 2016, 17:05 2

1. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2101; Member since: 29 May 2014)

Can't wait for this to be released on T-Mobile!

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 17:27

3. canner (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)

i know right

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:12 1

6. Hypergy (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)

I really belive LG has a chance if they include both modules for free.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 17:26 4

2. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 1021; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)

It has a 1200 mAh battery which adds to the G5's 2800 mAh to make 4000 mAh.

But yeah, this looks good to me. Would be great to get an additional battery and either of the two accessories. Lookin' hot in the silver, too ;-)

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 17:28

4. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

Price? I need to know!

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:06 3

5. Pattyface (Posts: 1646; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)

I'm liking this phone more and more... If LG can come with the freebies like they did last year on the g4 I may purchase one

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:29 2

7. android1234 (Posts: 173; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

Its going to lose alot of potential customers releasing a month after the S7.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:55

8. PersianHobo (Posts: 69; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

wait...so once you use an attachment, your case can no longer work? that's kind of annoying

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 19:05

9. etotherescue (Posts: 39; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

I hope AT&T offers the CAM PLUS at a discount or for free.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 19:11 1

10. BLSEOTB (Posts: 334; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)

Hoping for a front facing speaker module.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 23:19

11. etotherescue (Posts: 39; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

That would be cool. Hopefully someone manufacturer thinks of that.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 00:18

12. Furbal (unregistered)

Hopefully there is a ton of 3rd party stuff released. LG better keep the modules constant for at least 2 generations. That is one benefit to apples S format, accessories work for multiple years.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 01:20

13. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 1010; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)

I would like to have a module with stereo speakers and capacitive buttons. I don't mind paying extra $100 for this.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 01:40

14. GMS85 (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


posted on 09 Mar 2016, 09:17

15. celinedion (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jan 2016)

New lg action cam (like gopro with 13mp 2k recording), lg aerobot, lg gamepad, lg stylus, lg wireless charger, lg mic plus, lg led plus, lg dock, lg stand, lg keyboard, lg aka chip, lg waterproof case, lg e ink screen, lg mega screen (like asus transformer), lg lens, lg cigarette (yes!)

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