LG is also expected to host a launch promotion for the LG G5 from March 28 to April 17, offering consumers a free battery, battery charging cradle, and USB Type-C adapter, according to Droid Life.
LG announced the G5 in February at Mobile World Congress and has only stated that the device would be available in early April. So far, retailer Best Buy said it will begin accepting preorders for the flagship smartphone March 18, but has not indicated when it will begin selling the device. Carriers in Canada, including Rogers, Bell, Telus, Fido, MTS, SaskTel, Eastlink, Videotron and Wind Mobile are expected to offer the LG G5 from April 8. The four major U.S. carriers, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have been completely silent about their LG G5 availability.
“Since Mobile World Congress, we have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the LG G5 because we can’t wait for our customers to take advantage of LG’s most innovative device on our high-quality, national network,” said Joe Settimi, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. “The LG Friends devices along with the LG G5 create a totally new smartphone experience that can enhance and simplify our customers’ lives.”
- U.S. Cellular will begin the pre-sale for the LG G5 on March 28, and it will be offered for $0 down.
- With U.S. Cellular’s $0 down installment pricing, qualified customers make 24 monthly payments of $26.50
- Customers can upgrade this device in as little as 18 months if they trade it in for any new device with installment pricing.
- With a two year agreement, the LG G5 will be available for $199.99.
- if a current customer refers a friend to U.S. Cellular, and the friend chooses to activate a smartphone on a Shared Connect plan, they both will receive $50.
Just to recall, LG G5 Major specs include :
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
- 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi)
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB UFS ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Rear Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front 8MP
- 2,800mAh (removable)
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / USB Type-C / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2
- Silver / Titan / Gold / Pink