LG G5 was unveiled at the MWC 2016 tech show in Barcelona and even though other devices released on the same date as this flagship have already hit the market, for instance, Samsung Galaxy S7, the Life’s Good crew seems to be taking things a little slow.
The South Korean company recently announced that it will be making the device official in the United States and other regions of the world as from “early April.” However, the announcement did not mention any specific date. The good news now is that we finally have a date as to when you can see this device arrive in the country.
If current reports remain true, the LG G5 will be available on U.S. Cellular as from April 1. This is great news for any person who has been waiting for a chance to lay their hands on this first modular flagship smartphone and a first-ever unibody flagship from the Life’s Good company. If you want to make pre-orders, the doors start opening on March 28. Starting this date until April 17, anyone who will get a new LG G5 smartphone will also land a free package that includes a battery, charging cradle as well as a USB Type C adapter. Usually, this accessory bundle costs about $80.
At the moment, we cannot be sure whether this date only applies to U.S. Cellular, but all we can tell is that all major carriers in the country, including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile will be offering this device once it is here. Don’t be surprised if the other four carriers decide to unleash the LG G5 at around the same time as U.S. Cellular so as to ensure even competition in the market.
Is this an April Fools’ Day prank?
According to Droid Life, the fact that LG had previously indicated that it will be announcing the new LG G5 in early April eliminates any thoughts of an April Fools’ Day prank. However, with the company having not confirmed any specific dates for the release of this device, you might want to take this report with a grain of salt in your eyes.
If you are on U.S. Cellular, you can get the LG G5 for an off-contract price of $636. However, there is also an option to take it on a contract basis where the carrier allows users to pay $199 on a two-year deal or simply $26.50 installments for 24 months. At this point, it cannot be determined what T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will charge for the G5.