The LG G5 launch date is fast approaching for nearly all the major carriers, both nationally here in the U.S. as well as globally in other regions, and the latest carrier to mention pricing details is Sprint, having just announced that the device will cost qualified buyers $0 down, with a monthly price tag of $24 for 24 months on top of their standard monthly phone bill cost. Sprint's announcement follows other carriers AT&T, T-Mobile and others who will also be taking pre-orders for the phone soon. Sprint mentions that pre-orders for the device are to begin on March 24th online which is this coming Thursday (tomorrow), so consumers and Sprint subscribers who are interested will be able to officially make a purchase of the new LG flagship in just a handful of hours from now. For those that want to place their pre-orders in a Sprint retail location, that capability will open up one day later on March 25th which is this coming Friday.
Beyond the pricing details and the pre-order date for the LG G5, Sprint will officially launch the phone on April 1st which is when anyone who subscribes to Sprint will be able to either order the phone online or walk into a local retailer and purchase one while also being able to walk out with it that same day. This launch date shouldn't come as too much of a surprise since a commercial for the device that popped up on LG's YouTube channel earlier this morning had already confirmed the launch date.
While not all customers will be able to qualify for the $0 down, they may still be able to save some money on the overall cost of the phone if they opt to trade-in their old device, as Sprint will be offering a minimum of $150 in trade-in value for current smartphones at the time of purchase. For customers who take advantage of this, they will also be able to grab a bundle of free accessories (which includes an extra battery, a battery charging cradle, and a USB C to micro USB adapter) that Sprint states is valued at a total of $80, it's worth noting though that customers will not be able to pick up these accessories in store as they will have to register their phone purchase from Sprint with LG, who will then ship out the accessories within six weeks of the phone purchase. If buying the phone on a monthly lease price isn't your thing, Sprint will also be offering the LG G5 at a cost of $200 with a two-year contract with an additional savings of $50 through the mail-in rebate reward American Express card, bringing the total price down to just $150 after customers receive the rebate.