LG G5 to retail in Singapore from April 16 at $988

LG G5 to retail in Singapore from April 16 at $988
A model poses for photographs with LG Electronics' new smartphone G5 during its launch event in Taipei
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LG's latest flagship smartphone, the G5, will be available in Singapore from April 16, retailing at S$988.

The G5 CAM Plus (S$158) and Hi-Fi Plus (S$298) modules will also start retailing on the same day. The G5 will be available in Titan, Pink, and Gold colors.

The aluminium LG G5 is LG's first modular smartphone and comes with a removable 2,800mAh battery and expandable storage (via MicroSD card up to 2TB) and 4GB RAM.

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The bottom bezel of the device can be unlatched and replaced with other LG G5 modular attachments, such as the LG CAM Plus and the LG Hi-Fi Plus.

The G5 is also one of the first flagship smartphones with the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC to come to Singapore.

In a nutshell, the Snapdragon 820 SoC boasts twice the power efficiency, and twice the performance over the Snapdragon 810 - the system-on-chip that appeared a fair number of flagship smartphones of 2015 (not the LG G4 though, as it used Snapdragon 808 instead).

Snapdragon 820 also lets the phone capture and playback in 4K resolution, with VR optimization.

The processor also means that the LG G5 has Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0, which is 27 per cent faster and 45 per cent more efficient than charging the phone's battery when compared to its previous generation, according to LG.

Promotion and bundles

LG G5's launch promotion will net you a complimentary G5 battery charging kit. You will get an extra battery for the smartphone with a charger (worth S$168). Promotion is available while stocks last.

Between 16 April to 31 May 2016, you can grab a Module Bundle (which includes the LG CAM Plus and LG Hi-Fi Plus modules) at a reduced price of S$274 (originally worth S$456 together).

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