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LG Hi-Fi Plus not coming to the US anytime soon

LG G5 Android flagship in the US not to get the Hi-Fi audio module soon
Although it was expected to hit the US this month, the Bang & Olufsen DAC module for the LG G5 flagship has been delayed and its date of arrival is unknown for now.

LG G5 promises to offer a lot, mainly thanks to the ability to use additional modules to enhance its features. Known as "friends," these modules can add manual camera controls and additional battery capacity, Hi-Fi audio capabilities, and more. Unfortunately, it looks like the Bang & Olufsen DAC module that promises to turn the flagship into an audiophile's dream is not going to reach the US market anytime soon.

According to Android Authority, all references to this audio module for the LG G5 have been removed from the official LG websites in the US, but this also happened in Canada, South Korea, and Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, even if LG answered Android Authority's question about the DAC module, their reply does not carry good news. "At this time, we don’t have an availability date set for the Hi-Fi DAC, and so don’t have timing to share. As soon as we have an update, we will follow up," the company wrote.

Since there is no logical reason to keep such an accessory away from a market like the US, most chances are this is only a delay. The possible causes include problems with the FCC certification or a disruption in the supply chain. We will get back to it as soon as we hear anything new, so stay tuned.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-11 (Update: 2016-04-11)