LG G5 pre-orders open on March 18 in the US (at Best Buy)

LG G5 pre-orders open on March 18 in the US (at Best Buy)
While LG and Samsung announced their new flagship smartphones (G5 and Galaxy S7) on the same day, the devices won't hit the market at the same time. The Galaxy S7 will be released on March 11 (with pre-orders available starting today), while the G5 should be launched sometime in April. What about pre-ordering the G5? Well, Best Buy just revealed that we'll be able to pre-order the new handset in the US starting March 18 - that's one week after Samsung releases the Galaxy S7 series.

As a reminder, all major US mobile carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint) already confirmed that they'd offer the LG G5. We assume that they'll start taking pre-orders at about the same time as Best Buy. LG didn't say how much the G5 will cost, but we expect it to have a price similar to that of last year's G4: around $600 off contract.

The G5 is made out of metal, and is LG's first modular smartphone - its bottom can be detached, allowing users to change the battery, or attach a module that makes the handset better at taking photos, or listening to music. The smartphone runs Android Marshmallow, and is powered by Qualcomm's top of the line Snapdragon 820 processor. Make sure to check out our LG G5 hands-on for a closer look at the device.

source: Best Buy via Droid-life

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  • Display 5.3 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo LG UX UI


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