LG already announced that it will launch its flagship G5 smartphone along with the LG Friends companion devices in United States in early April via major carriers and retailers. Today the company has announced that the smartphone will go on sale globally, including Korea starting from March 31st. It will be available from April 1st in the US through a 2-year contract from Sprint or Verizon at $99 and an unlocked unit without contract will cost $799.99 (Rs. 53,275 approx.), according to an ad.
LG already announced that it will offer a free extra battery and battery-charging cradle as a part of launch promotion for limited period. A new ad also reveals that it will include a USB Type-C to micro USB adapter for free.
The smartphone has a new box to showcase the phone’s removable battery. In Korea, it is offering a free CAM Plus Camera attachment worth 99,000 won (US$ 85 / Rs. 5,660 approx.) and a battery pack (extra battery and cradle) worth 39,000 won (US$ 85 / Rs. 5,660 approx.) for free with the phone as a part of promotion. It will offer Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play and H3 by B&O PLAY earphone bundle for customers initially at discounted rate of 289,000 (US$ 248 / Rs. 16,520 approx.) along with the phone.
Update: LG has announced that the smartphone will roll out in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, among others after releasing in Korea and the US. It will roll out approximately through 200 carriers and operators worldwide.