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LG G5 Singapore launch date announced

By James Lu - on 4 Apr 2016, 5:06pm

LG G5 Singapore launch date announced

We finally have an official launch date for LG's latest flagship smartphone. The G5 will launch on 16 April 2016, retailing at S$988.

LG's CAM Plus (S$158) and Hi-Fi Plus (S$298) modules will also start retailing on the same day. The G5 will be available in Titan, Pink, and Gold colors.

The aluminum LG G5 is LG's first modular smartphone and comes with a removable 2,800mAh battery and expandable storage (via MicroSD card up to 2TB) and 4GB RAM. The bottom bezel of the device can be unlatched and replaced with other LG G5 modular attachments, such as the LG CAM Plus and the LG Hi-Fi Plus.

The G5 is also one of the first flagship smartphones with the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC to come to Singapore. In a nutshell, the Snapdragon 820 SoC boasts twice the power efficiency, and twice the performance over the Snapdragon 810 – the system-on-chip that appeared a fair number of flagship smartphones of 2015 (not the LG G4 though, as it used Snapdragon 808 instead). Snapdragon 820 also lets the phone capture and playback in 4K resolution, with VR optimization. The processor also means that the LG G5 has Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0, which is 27 percent faster and 45 percent more efficient than charging the phone’s battery when compared to its previous generation, according to LG.

Promotion and bundles

LG G5’s launch promotion will net you a complimentary G5 battery charging kit. You will get an extra battery for the smartphone with a charger (worth S$168). Promotion is available while stocks last.

Between 16 April to 31 May 2016, you can grab a Module Bundle (which includes the LG CAM Plus and LG Hi-Fi Plus modules) at a reduced price of S$274 (originally worth S$456 together).

For more info on the G5, check out our hands-on coverage from MWC 2016

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