Very recently, Best Buy added a new page targeting potential LG G5 buyers, with the preorder window going live on Friday. But then, there was no word on the official release date or the price.
Now, Droid Life, citing a reliable source, says the LG G5 will be released on April 1 under carrier U.S. Cellular and it can be preordered from March 28.
Speaking of pricing details, U.S. Cellular will apparently sell the LG G5 for $636, without a contract. The other way is to pay $199 under a 2-year agreement. Alternatively, customers can also opt for $26.50 per month plan spanning 24 months.
As of today, there is no official confirmation available to ascertain the release details specific to Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. However, U.S. Cellular-specific information should give an idea of the price ambit specific to the power-packed LG G5, which trumped the Samsung Galaxy S7 in the preliminary benchmark test.
LG fans should note that the G5 will ship with an extra battery cell, a USB Type-C adapter and a free charging cradle. This promotional offer is apparently valid from March 28 through April 17. The total worth of these freebies is about $80.
Moving on to key LG G5 specifications, it features a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display, packed with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels resolution. Under the hood, Snapdragon 820 SoC powers the handset. The hardware configurations are backed by 4 GB of RAM.
Speaking of software, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow runs the LG G5 with Optimus UX 5.0 on top of it. A dual-camera setup consisting of 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors is mounted on the back of the handset. In addition, there is also an 8-megapixel secondary snapper for selfies at the front.
A modest Li-Ion 2,800 mAh removable battery unit helps keep the lights on. The Quick Charge 3.0 technology onboard will help charge the G5 from 0 percent to 83 percent in 30 minutes. Apart from the 32 GB storage space, LG has also housed a microSD card slot to facilitate expansion.
Readers should however note that, U.S. Cellular has not confirmed the price and release date yet.