LG has announced that pre-bookings for its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G5, will begin in India from Saturday. The smartphone will be available for pre-booking via retail stores, LG brand shops, and Flipkart.
The company made the announcement in an emailed statement on Friday, and said the LG G5 pre-bookings will remain open till May 30. Those who pre-book the smartphone during this period will get one of the modular companions free alongside – the LG Cam Plus. The company has not announced the pricing of the LG G5 for the Indian market so far. We can expect LG to announce the pricing near local release date.
Speaking about the development, Amit Gujral, Marketing Head – Mobiles, LG India, said, “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.”
The biggest highlight of the new LG G5 flagship is the modules or add-ons called the LG Friends, meant to signify the companion devices that can be attached to the G5. LG Cam Plus is a camera module that adds physical buttons for camera operations along with expanding the total battery capacity to 4000mAh. The Hi-Fi Plus module, co-developed by Bang & Olufsen, is a portable Hi-Fi DAC which can be used as a standalone portable DAC or with the G5 to enable 32-bit audio playback. The South Korean company can also be expected to showcase the companion devices in India with the LG G5 including LG 360 VR, LG 360 CAM, LG Rolling Bot, LG Tone Platinum, H3 by B&O Play, LG Smart Controller, and LG Friends Manager.
As for the specifications, the LG G5 sports a 5.3-inch QHD display (1440×2560 pixels) featuring always-on display technology. The always-on display will allow users to check time, notifications and battery status among other pieces of information. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded using a microSD card.