LG has announced that its recently unveiled G5 flagship smartphone is going to land in the US sometime in early April. Oddly enough the company hasn’t revealed the actual release date for the handset, but that could very well be April 8 – because the G5 is launching on that day in both Canada and the UK.

You’ll find the G5 in stock at such carriers and retailers as AT&T, Best Buy, B&H, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon. Prices are still not known though.

Emulating a promotion that we’ve seen run many times for last year’s G4 and V10, LG will give people who buy a G5 in the US a free second battery and charging cradle. This offer will be available for a limited time, but the company hasn’t said exactly how long you’ll have to take advantage of it.

At the same time as the phone, LG will also release the G5 Friends in the US. These are the modular accessories that were presented at MWC last month. Some of these help ‘transform’ the G5 into things like a « DSLR style camera » or a mobile virtual reality viewer.

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