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

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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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