T-Mobile announced today that they have already shipped out the LG G5 to those who pre-ordered the modular smartphone. Initially slated for an official release on April 1st in the US, T-Mobile has gone ahead and delivered the device to its new owners.
When the LG G5 made its debut at the Mobile World Congress over a month ago, it triggered the curiosity of a number of people. Considering it was not your traditional smartphone, the G5 gained much attention for its modular design. Apart from the design, the G5 comes with a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1440×2560 and 554ppi. It is being powered by a 2.2GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM, an internal storage of 32GB and a microSD card slot for up to 2TB memory expansion. On the back, there is a 16MP camera with 4K video recording while an 8MP front-facing sensor is available in front. The device also comes with a 2,800 mAh battery for up to 20 hours of talk time and 15 days in standby mode.
Perhaps one reason why so many people grew curious of the G5 is the modular accessories it comes with called LG Friends. Through these, users can switch and play between the LG CAM Plus, LG Hi-Fi Plus, LG 360 CAM, LG 360 VR, and the LG Rolling Bot.
Now that T-Mobile has started shipping out pre-orders of the G5, they have started to entice more people to purchase the device. Starting today until April 17th, T-Mobile will give you a free LG Battery Bundle with battery and docking station worth $80. They will also be giving away a free LG 360 CAM worth $200 for orders accepted before April 5th. You can get the LG G5 from T-Mobile for a price of $629.99 full retail or for $26.25 per month for the next 24 months.