Every year the Mobile World Congress introduces us to some seriously-good new smartphones, and last month's show was no different to previous years, except this year we had both LG and Samsung show off their latest and greatest. Previously, Mobile World Congress has been Samsung's show to steal, but LG and the new G5 tried hard to steal some of the limelight this year. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are now available to purchase all over the world right now, but the G5 is still making its way to the market. While a number of the larger North American carriers have come forward with pre-order dates as well as promotions, the global launch has now been set for March 31st.
According to media from South Korea, the global launch of LG's latest in their G-series will launch worldwide come March 31st. This matches up with previous announcements from a number of carriers with pre-orders starting round about now. We've already heard that LG will be heading out a second battery pack to customers in the United States, similar to the promotion they ran with last year's LG G4. What promotions LG will be running depends on where you are in the World, with the United States getting a free battery, some markets getting a free Cam Plus module and this latest report suggesting at least one-third off of the Bang & Olufsen audio module.
Elsewhere, rumors are appearing that Best Buy will be running a special offer on the $799 LG G5 for just $99.99 on a two-year activation on either Sprint or Verizon, down from the usual $199.99 contract price. AT&T and Verizon are also rumored to be launching their pre-orders for the LG G5 any day now, so those eyeballing the latest from LG will have a lot of choices before long. Nevertheless, the G5 is launching hot on the heels of Samsung's Galaxy S7 duo, and we're sure the South Korean giants will be going at it throughout much of the rest of the year with these flagships. More information on different regions and their particular promotions will no doubt keep on coming in, so be sure to keep checking back.