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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  • 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. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

3. canner

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

i know right

6. Hypergy

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

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


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 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 ;-)

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Price? I need to know!

5. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 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

7. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

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

8. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012 once you use an attachment, your case can no longer work? that's kind of annoying

9. etotherescue

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Hoping for a front facing speaker module.

11. etotherescue

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

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.

13. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

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

14. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012


15. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 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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