LG’s G5, which promises to give the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge some competition, is heading to Singapore officially in April. We don’t have the exact date yet, but the good news is that we have the pricing as well as details of LG’s special promotion.
M1, Singtel, StarHub and LG Mobile official retailers will be carrying the phone and with every purchase there’ll be a G5 battery charging kit (while stocks last) that will comprise of a spare battery and charger worth S$168.
The all metal body will one-up its competition in that it will have a user-replaceable battery, allowing users to bring a spare for when they need it.
Apart from that the phone also runs a Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 graphics, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with support of microSDs up to 2TB.
Its modular design also allows the attachment of modules such as the LG Cam Plus that can be attached through the battery slot to add physical camera buttons as well as a comfortable grip. It even comes with its own 1,200mAh battery.
Another attachment is the LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play that adds 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC upsampling technology first seen on LG’s V10. It supports 32-bit, 384KHz audio playback and can also be attached to any smartphone or PC to function as a Hi-Fi DAC.
Both the LG Cam Plus and LG Hi-Fi Plus can be purchased as a Module Bundle for a promotional price of just S$274 from 16 April to 31 May. After that it will cost S$456 to purchase.
Other highlights of the LG G5: its two rear cameras, one with a 78-degree lens and the other a 135-degree wide angle, the widest so far on a smartphone. Its 5.3in Quad HD IPS display will have an Always-on feature that will allow you to see the time at a glance.
Also coming to our shores is the 360 Bundle comprising the LG 360 VR goggle and the LG 360 Cam, a 360-degree angle camera. You can purchase them both together for just S$590 from 1 May to 31 May, after which the price will revert to S$946.
Need more excuses to throw money at LG? It’s also offering the LG Rolling Bot for S$398 (usual price S$498) if you purchase it with another LG item. The bot has an 8MP camera and can be used to remotely monitor your home or just entertain/annoy your pets and loved ones. It’ll be available in June 2016.
Check out our review of the LG G5 before you go LG mad.
The LG G5 will come in titan, pink and gold colour options and is priced at S$988.