LG Electronics' has announced that the new LG G5 phone will be available to consumers in Canada this coming April.

Since its global unveiling at Mobile World Congress in February, the phone has been touted for its slide out battery and modular design, which are both said to give users a more flexible smartphone experience.

Consumers who buy the phone will also be able to purchase LG Friends, or companion devices, allowing the phone to capture more content, including 360-degree photos and videos.

The LG G5 will be available at all major carriers including Bell, Eastlink, Fido, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS, Videotron and WIND Mobile, Best Buy, Tbooth wireless, The Source, Costco, and WIRELESSWAVE, with a bonus offer available for those who pre-order the phone at participating carriers.


Product highlights of the LG G5 include:

- An all-metal aluminum body and Slide-out Battery to easily swap out a depleted battery or attach select LG Friends

- Dual lens rear camera with both a standard lens and a 135 degree wide angle lens

- Always-on Display

- aptX HD: 24-bit Hi-Fi Wireless Audio

- Expandable memory through microSD card slot (can support up to 2TB)


Key Specifications Include:

- Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor

- Display: 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi)

- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB UFS ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)

- Camera: Rear: Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front: 8MP

- Battery: 2,800mAh (removable)

- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

- Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm

- Weight: 159g

- Network: LTE / 3G / 2G

- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / USB Type-C / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2

- Colours: Silver / Titan / Pink


The LG G5 will be available for purchase in Canada on April 8th, 2016.