LG has announced that the G5 and friends will be available for purchase in April. While pricing and exact launch dates are still to be confirmed, at least those who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the smartphone will have some idea as to when the smarthpone will hit shelves in the U.S.

It's stated that major carriers will stock the phone, as well as Best Buy, B&H and other participating retailers. The confirmation of "early April" also fits in with what we're hearing in Canada with LG announcing April 8, not to mention the pre-order listing with the same date going live on Amazon UK.

Press Release


ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 10, 2016 – On the heels of being awarded the Best New Smartphone at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month, LG Electronics announced today that LG G5 smartphone is officially coming to the United States in early April via major carriers and retailers, including AT&T, Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile Stores, B&H, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The LG G5 introduces a paradigm-shifting modular design that allows for a collection of companion devices, called "LG Friends," to plug in and transform the LG G5 into a DSLR style camera, a mobile virtual reality viewer and more. Select companion devices and sales channels will also be available starting in April.

The LG G5's sleek aluminum body and modular type design that allows consumers to easily swap out a depleted battery for a fully charged one in just seconds – a feature other major handset manufacturers do not offer. For a limited time only, LG is celebrating this innovation by rewarding customers that order LG G5 with a free extra battery and battery-charging cradle*.

"You only have to wait a few weeks to get your hands on the LG G5. It's clear from the consumer polls being conducted by the media that people are incredibly excited about the phone and we're very proud of the practical innovations in the G5 and Friends as well," said Morris Lee, LG Electronics MobileComm's senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing. "The rave responses to the LG G5 from the press and the industry are proof that the smartphone is exciting again and it is obvious that the LG G5 is well worth waiting for."

Accumulating a total of 33 awards at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, the LG G5 and LG Friends secured LG Electronics' status as one of the most honored companies at the show.

Details about the LG G5 and LG Friends' pricing and availability are to be announced in the coming weeks.