Carriers start getting ready to welcome the LG G5
Mobile World Congress may be an international event, but when we’re talking about big-name Android flagships, you’d better believe that the major US carriers are taking interest in these new phones, no matter where they’re announced. LG just took to the stage in Barcelona to get the expo started with its first headliner launch, introducing the metal, modular G5. We’ve already gone hands-on with the smartphone, its accessories, and even had the chance to compare it with last year’s V10. As we get ready to take a more in-depth look at the G5, we’re already hearing reports of US carrier interest, with the first couple stepping up to announce their early plans.
Both Verizon and AT&T have confirmed their intentions to sell the G5. Verizon tells us that it will carry both the phone itself and a number of the handset’s accessories – the LG Friends – with sales beginning sometime this spring.
AT&T similarly announces plans to add the G5 to its stable, but it’s even a little less forthcoming with details than Verizon’s own open-ended news. So while pricing and availability specifics will have to wait, we know that it’s coming at some point.
We’ll update this post with news from additional carriers as any more step forward with their own plans.
Update: Sprint, too.
Update 2: T-Mobile also tells us that the G5 will be gracing its network, with pricing and release info to follow.
Source: Verizon, AT&T