LG gets ready for G5’s April 1 release with new promo spot
It’s been a month since LG’s flagship G5 smartphone launched at MWC, but now the handset is very nearly here, with retail availability beginning in a little over a week. And while we know you’ll have the chance to get your hands on the phone not too long from now, the question of exactly when that might be has harder to pin down. First we saw Canada and the UK getting ready for the G5’s arrival on April 8, before US carriers started talking about April 1. Then LG itself mentioned a March 31 global release, and other US carriers pushed the date up further still, saying they could start shipping by March 29. As if all those options weren’t confusing enough, now LG’s got a new video promo out, claiming the phone will arrive on April 1.
As this date comes from LG Mobile Global, and not some regional branch, we have to assume it supplants what we were previously told about a March 31 start to sales. We just hope that this isn’t some elaborate April Fool’s joke, but right now all signs very much point to the phone’s imminent release.
Speaking of jokes, though, take a look at the clip embedded below: either that user’s messing with us, or he’s got the fastest-booting smartphone in existence, ready to fully boot and jump right in to media playback only a fraction of a second after the phone’s battery is inserted. Incredibly rapid boot tech, or a little suspension of disbelief for the sake of marketing? We appreciate LG wanting to highlight its phone’s removable battery, but the company’s not doing itself any favors by depicting that feature in an inaccurate light.