Updated: LG G5 release date, news and features

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Update: The LG G5 release date is closer than ever, as pre-orders begin tomorrow, at least in the US. Here’s everything we know about this new Android phone.

The LG G5 is the first modular smartphone from the South Korean company, and it has an all-metal design. This means you can upgrade it with accessories, but still appreciate its premium look and feel.

That’s good news for anyone looking to buy a new smartphone in 2016. Even though the LG G4 got a lot right, its design kept it from properly challenging the more ornate Samsung Galaxy S6.

LG G5 release date
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The LG G5 is an entirely different phone this year. Its a 5.3-inch Android phone with a QHD display and metal body. It feels smooth in the hand with seams only for its modular bottom chin.

It’s still a bit plain compared to the glass-and-metal Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. But that’s okay, because its internals and modular expansion idea are anything but ordinary.

Watch our special LG G5 preview walkthrough below