ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, LG Electronics' (LG) highly anticipated LG G5 smartphone is available for purchase. The LG G5 can be pre-ordered now online and will be in stores starting tomorrow via major carriers and retailers, including AT&T, Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile Stores, B&H, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. The LG G5 introduces a paradigm-shifting modular design that allows for a collection of companion devices, called "LG Friends," to plug in and transform the LG G5 into a DSLR-style camera, a mobile virtual reality viewer and more.
Unveiled last month in Barcelona at this year's Mobile World Congress, LG G5 is the result of LG's tireless effort towards delivering purposeful innovation for a better life and a more dynamic user experience for its consumers. Capturing the attention of MWC media and attendees alike, the LG G5 amassed a total 33 awards including being named the Best New Smartphone at Mobile World Congress from the GSMA's Glomo Awards, the mobile industry's longest established awards platform for innovation, excellence and achievement.
"The LG G5 and LG Friends have captured the imagination of consumers everywhere with its engaging take on mobile technology," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "Modularity has been talked about for years but no one was able to consumerize it until now, and we're happy to take on the mantle."
The LG G5's sleek aluminum body and modular type design allows consumers to easily swap out a depleted battery for a fully charged one in just seconds – a feature that most other high profile smartphones don't offer. To celebrate this smartphone innovation, LG is rewarding customers that order a LG G5 before April 17, 2016 with a free extra battery and battery charging cradle which also acts as a standalone portable charger while on the go.
For more information on LG G5 and LG Friends, please visit: LG.com/G5.
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About LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc.
LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A. Inc. based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the U.S. sales subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc. a global innovator and trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders. LG's consumer-centric products -- including the flagship premium G Series models -- incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX features that enhance the user experience. The company remains committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing inter-device connectivity between smartphones, tablets and a wide range of home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.
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