Some friends; LG G5's hi-fi sound module will not be sold in the US, Canada, Korea or Puerto Rico (Updated)

Some friends; LG G5's hi-fi sound module will not be sold in the US, Canada, Korea or Puerto Rico (Updated)
UPDATE: We asked LG for comment on the matter, and this is the response we just received: "The Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play is not yet confirmed for the US, Canada or Puerto Rico. It is, however, selling in Korea, just not the same version that will be available elsewhere." 

LG has made a big deal about the modular design of the LG G5. Want to turn your phone into a digital point and shoot camera with a photographer's grip and 1200mAh of additional battery power? Simply insert the appropriate yellow card with the camera module, and it is all done. Other so-called "Friends," include a wireless headset, a VR headset, the LG 360 degree camera (known quite fittingly as the LG 360 CAM) and the B&O Hi-Fi audio module that increases the quality of music and other sounds coming from the LG G5.

What? You say that you can't find the B&O module on the LG Friends website? Just look harder. After all, it was posted there just yesterday. You still can't find it? Time to let you in on a little secret. This "Friend" won't be sold in the U.S., Canada, Korea or Puerto Rico. Any reference to it on the LG Friends website in the affected countries has been removed. LG hasn't given an explanation for its decision, although we can assume that it has something to do with the company not having enough supply of the module to cover expected sales in the U.S., Canada, Korea and Puerto Rico.

If this is a simple problem with supply and demand, there is still hope that LG will be able to get enough inventory built to offer the audio module to LG G5 users some time later this year.

source: LG via AndroidAuthority

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