The LG G5 is considered one of the main Samsung Galaxy S7 rivals, but although the latter is already available for purchase in a handful of regions, the former appears to be getting ready for an April 1st market release. After the LG G5 cleared the FCC last week and following the smartphone’s appearance in the virtual stores of Carphone Warehouse and B&H, Best Buy joins the party with its own LG G5 offers for U.S.-based customers willing to pre-purchase the device along with a carrier agreement. In addition, Best Buy spices things up by pairing LG’s flagship with a $100 gift card and a couple of accessories worth $90.
Although Best Buy’s pre-order program for the LG G5 at Sprint and AT&T was supposed to go live on the 18th of March, as yet the only variant available for pre-purchase via the aforementioned retailer is Sprint’s, carrying a price tag of $99.99, down from the usual price of $199.99 on a 2-year carrier agreement. AT&T’s customers will be able to pre-order the LG G5 via Best Buy “Soon” for the price of $22.97 per month for 30 months on an AT&T Next agreement, and they will also receive a $100 Best Buy gift card with the activation of an AT&T monthly installment plan. To make the offer even more interesting, Best Buy bundles the LG G5 at Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon with a replacement battery, a charging cradle, and a USB Type-C to micro-USB adapter worth $90, for free. However, as far as Verizon goes, pre-orders for the LG G5 on Big Red’s network will apparently commence later this week, on March 24.
The LG G5 headed for the U.S. market sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with two Kryo cores clocked at up to 1.6 GHz, and two additional high-performance Kryo cores operating at frequencies of up to 2.15 GHz. The handset is also equipped with 4 GB of RAM, an Adreno 530 graphics chip, 32 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot which can read up to an additional 200 GB of external storage, and a 16-megapixel main camera complemented by a secondary 8 MP wide angle sensor, laser autofocus, and an LED flash. An 8 MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture sits on the front panel, and all the components rely on a removable Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 2,800 mAh. At Sprint, the smartphone is available in Silver, Titanium, Gold and Pink, whereas AT&T will offer the device in Titanium, Silver, and Gold.