LG G5 Hits the U.S. This Week

LG G5 Hits the U.S. This Week
The LG G5 is set to make its U.S. debut on Friday, April 1st, but its advanced features are already getting buzz.

Early reviews of the LG G5 have been glowing, though most have touted the smartphone's camera over its modular capabilities. The G5 features a premium aluminum design, a 5.3-inch IPS Quantum QHD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Protection, a 2,800 mAh removable battery, 4 GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 2.15 GHz Quad-Core Custom 64-bit Qualcomm Kyro. It also supports up to 2 TB of expandable memory, on top of its 32 GB of built-in storage. The most impressive feature, according to Mashable's Raymond Wong, is the G5's trio of cameras. The G5 features an 8-megapixel f/2.0 front-facing camera, as well as one 16-megapixel f/1.8 camera, and one 8-megapixel f/2.4 camera on the back of the device. The primary 16-megapixel camera has a 78-degree angle field, while the secondary rear-facing camera has a 135-degree ultra-wide angle FOV, making it the widest of any smartphone camera.

The LG G5 is set to launch in the U.S. on Friday, but, according to new reports, T-Mobile has started shipping the smartphone early. Tech Times reported that some T-Mobile customers have already gotten their hands on their pre-ordered devices. This is not the first time that this has happened this year. Earlier this month, several U.S. carriers deviated from the global release date for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, shipping the devices ahead of schedule. Many customers who had pre-ordered the devices reported getting them on or before the official March 11th release date. T-Mobile was the first carrier to start shipping the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge as well, though AT&T and Sprint followed soon after. AT&T is also shipping the LG G5 ahead of schedule.

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