South Korean multinational electronics company, LG, has announced that pre-orders for its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G5, will start from Saturday, 21st of May 2016 in India.
According to LG, the smartphone will be available for pre-orders via retail stores, LG brand shops, and Flipkart.
In a statement released on Friday, LG said the pre-orders will remain open till May 30, 2016 and that those who pre-book the smartphone during this period will get one of the modular companions – the LG Cam Plus, for free. The India pricing for the LG G5 hasn’t been announced yet but it won’t be long now in coming.
LG G5 Retail Boxes
Reacting to the development, Amit Gujral, Marketing Head of Mobiles at LG India, said LG G5 packs a lot of goodies and will definitely wow its users.
“The wait for the most anticipated smartphone, in fact the first ever modular phone of 2016 to arrive in India is now over. Customers can now pre-book the LG G5 and we hope more and more people will take advantage of this opportunity. The G5 is our most innovative smartphone till date and consumers would surely be awestruck on the most innovative modular concept of LG G5. We are very excited to bring LG G5 to India,” he said.
LG G5- Specs and features
Back in February, LG promised that it would launch the G5 flagship in the Indian market in the second quarter of the year, and that it would pack several features which will make it stand out among contemporary smartphones. Seems LG is true to their words.
The biggest highlight of the LG G5 is the modules (or add-ons which is called the LG Friends) that can be attached to work with it. The LG Cam Plus is a camera module that adds physical buttons for camera operations and also expand total battery capacity to 4000mAh.
There’s also an Hi-Fi Plus module, co-developed by Bang & Olufsen, which is a portable Hi-Fi DAC that can work as a standalone portable DAC or with the G5 to enable 32-bit audio playback. LG is expected to showcase more companion devices in India in the near future.
In summary, the LG G5 sports a 5.3-inch QHD display (1440×2560 pixels) and features an always-on display technology which allows users to check time, notifications and battery status among other information. It also sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via a microSD card.