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LG G5 launches on March 31st

LG G5 Android flagship global launch March 31, 2016
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The official global launch date is now official, and US customers will also get an extra battery and a charging dock for free.

LG unveiled the new G5 flagship back at MWC 2016 and, despite its metallic body, microSD slot, and removable battery, it received mixed feedback. Back then, the company did not announce the launch date, but now everything is finally official - LG G5 will launch globally on the last day of this month.

LG G5's most interesting feature is the ability to add specialized modules called Friends to further enhance its capabilities. For example, the list of available modules includes a camera grip and a dedicated module LG has developed with notorious brand Bang & Olufsen. Depending on the market, the retail bundle contains a Cam Plus camera module or an extra battery and battery charging dock. In the US, a micro USB adapter that allows LG G5 to work with older USB cables.

LG G5 will be available un-activated at Best Buy for $799 USD, and it looks like the Hi-Fi Plus audio module will get a 38% discount, but its price has not been revealed yet. We will get back to LG's flagship once it begins to reach major carriers in the US. Pre-orders on AT&T and Sprint have started earlier today, with others to follow soon.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-18 (Update: 2016-03-18)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.