LG already promised that it will launch its G5 smartphone with a modular design along with Friends companion devices in India in Q2 2016. Today the company has announced that it will start pre-booking for the smartphone in the country from tomorrow, May 21, 2016 till May 30, 2016, exclusively on Flipkart. LG also announced that all the customers who pre-book the phone will get a free LG Cam Plus companion device.
The G5 has a 5.3-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD Quantum always-on display that lets you can check the time, battery status, and notifications without waking the phone. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with LG UX, has a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, OIS 2.0, Laser auto focus, manual mode and a secondary 8-megapixel rear camera with 135-degree wide angle lens.
LG G5 Specifications
- 5.3-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD always-on display, 3D Arc Glass
- Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
- 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- 16MP rear camera, laser auto focus, dual-tone flash, 4K video recording
- 8MP secondary rear camera with 135-degree wide-angle lens
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7~8.6mm; Weight: 159g
- Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
- 2800mAh (removable) battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
The LG G5 comes in Silver, Titan, Gold and Pink colors. LG did not say the exact date of the launch or the pricing yet, but it will likely launch in the first week of June. We went hands-on with the G5 at the MWC, check out the video below.
Commenting on the pre-booking announcement, 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.
Anil Goteti, VP – Business, Flipkart said:
We are happy to partner with LG to host the pre-bookings of LG G5. Backed by new-age technology and unique add-ons, this new device will offer customers an enhanced user experience. We are confident that the G5 will be well received by the customers.
Sunil Lalvani, Vice President and President of Qualcomm India, said:
Qualcomm Technologies is very pleased to work with LG on their latest flagship device, the LG G5, featuring the Snapdragon 820 processor with Qualcomm® TruSignal™ Multi-Antenna Boost technology, enabling a superior and reliable connected experience. LG and Qualcomm Technologies have worked together for many years with the shared goal of enabling new and exciting user experiences for consumers. We look forward to seeing the LG G5 launch in India.