LG sets US release window for G5, first LG Friends accessories: when will they land?

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LG announced its modular G5 flagship back at MWC, the same day as we saw Samsung go official with the Galaxy S7. But launching a phone is only half about the big on-stage debut; it’s also about getting the phone into stores. And while the Galaxy S7 is already hitting the hands of users, the G5’s path to market has been a lot less clear. LG itself didn’t offer much in the way of sales specifics when introducing us to the phone’s hardware, neither for the G5 itself nor the “LG Friends” accessories arriving to pair with the phone. US carriers talked about the G5 landing this spring, but when exactly? We still don’t have a specific date, but LG is finally sharing an update on G5 US availability, revealing that carriers and retailers alike will begin G5 sales in early April.

We already learned that Canada will see the G5 arrive on April 8, and while we don’t know for sure if the US release date will match, this now-confirmed early April window sure makes it seem like a likely enough candidate.

More than just the G5 smartphone, though, LG says that early April will also see the start of sales for LG Friends accessories – well, some of them, at least. LG is only willing to say that “select” products will begin sales in about a month, but isn’t yet getting very specific about just which of these accessories it’s talking about – and which might have a longer path to retail.

We’re also still interested in picking up some news about pricing, but LG isn’t sharing those just yet – but it promises that more details will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

Source: LG

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