Update: T-Mobile has just announced that customers will be able to order the LG G5 from its online store from March 29th. Anyone who orders before April 5th will be able to claim a free LG 360 CAM, and those who buy before April 17th can get a the free battery bundle mentioned below.
Following the recent announcement that the LG G5 would be available from major US retailers in early April, Best Buy has launched pre-orders through its online store for the all-metal modular flagship.
Both AT&T and Sprint versions are available in gold, silver and titanium, but if you want pink, you’ll need to go with Sprint. And while Verizon models aren’t available to pre-order yet, Best Buy will be accepting orders for those on Thursday, March 24th.
Currently, the retailer is offering Sprint and AT&T models for a subsidized $99.99 with a two-year contract, that’s $100 off the recommended $199 on-contract price. However, customers do have the option of purchasing on an AT&T or Sprint installment plan and claim $100 back via gift card. As previously announced, customers can snag an accessories bundle when they pre-order the new device. This includes a spare battery, charging cradle and a Micro USB to USB Type-C adapter.
While Best Buy launched pre-orders in the US, LG finally announced pricing of the G5’s modular ‘Friends’ in a blog post in Korea. The Plus Cam module which adds physical camera controls and a 1,000mAh battery pack costs ₩99,000 Korean Won ($86 USD). The B&O package — which consists of the Hi-Fi Plus DAC module and H3 earphones — costs ₩289,000 Korean Won ($249 USD), and the battery pack, consisting of a spare battery and charging cradle, is ₩39,000 ($34 USD).
Sadly, the announcement doesn’t include pricing for the awesome rolling bot or the drone remote. Still, it’s interesting to see how the pricing compares between the immediately available modules.
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