The LG G5 is another hot Android smartphone today. Together with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the new premium flagship from the other South Korean tech giant is making waves within the mobile industry because of its unique modular design. It’s not fully modular yet but the idea of being able to replace one component or add accessories is what makes the phone more attractive to the mobile users.
We’ve compared this one with the previous LG G4, with the Samsung Galaxy S7, and recently the Sony Xperia X Performance. We already mentioned that the “Friends” make all the difference. We learned that a souped down version will be available in Latin America and that it’s coming to AT&T and Verizon this spring.
For those in Canada, you’ll be happy to know that LG is making the smartphone available in the country starting April 8. LG Electronics Canada’s Director of Marketing Valerie Malone proudly said, “The LG G5 is a game-changer for the mobile space in Canada”. She’s positive that the new phone plus its “Friends” will “able to expand the capabilities of their G5 to capture more content, including 360-degree photos and videos”.
LG also announced the mobile carriers who will be offering the new LG G5 as part of their product lineup. There’s WIND Mobile, TELUS, Videotron, Bell, Fido, Eastlink, Rogers, MTS, and SaskTel. Retailers like Costco, WirelessWave, The Source, Tbooth Wireless, and Best Buy will also sell the new LG phone. We have no details on pricing plus promotion deals yet but we’ll know in the next few weeks.
To review, the LG G5 comes equipped with the following: 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum screen, 2560 x 1440 resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB RAM, 32GB built-in storage, microSD card slot, 16MP camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 2800 mAh removable battery, 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and USB Type-C port. Phone already takes advantage of the always-on display, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, and 24-bit Hi-Fi Wireless Audio technology.