Sprint to Launch LG G5 on April 1

Pre-orders begin Thursday, March 24; Save $150 instantly and get a
free accessory bundle when you buy the LG G5 and trade in your current
working smartphone

For qualified customers, LG G5 will cost $0 down (plus tax) and $24
per month for 24 months

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S) will offer the LG G5 on Friday, April 1, on its faster,
more reliable network with better coverage than ever. Pre-orders for sprint.com%2Flandings%2Flg-g5%2Findex.html&esheet=51305134&newsitemid=20160323006627&lan=en-US&anchor=LG+G5&index=1&md5=0ce759c955fb5faf2a5339e4f25d2b44″ rel=”nofollow”>LG
G5 begin online Thursday, March 24, and in store Friday, March 25.
Customers can save big and get a minimum $150 trade-in credit and a free
accessory bundle1, valued at approximately $80, when they buy
the LG G5 and trade in their current smartphone2.

Accessory bundle details

  • Extra battery
  • Battery-charging cradle
  • USB-C to Micro USB adapter

Affordable, convenient and easy

  • $150 minimum guaranteed buyback with activation of new LG G5 on
    24 monthly installments or full SRP of $576.
  • LG G5 will be available through Installment Billing – the customer
    will own the phone after completing convenient monthly payments. For
    qualified customers, LG G5 will cost $0 down (plus tax) and $24 per
    month for 24 months3.
  • Customers can also get the LG G5 for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in
    rebate via American Express reward card and new two-year service
    agreement (plus tax).
  • No other carrier has a better price than Sprint on unlimited plans
    that include talk, text and high-speed data. For a limited time,
    families can get four lines of talk, text and unlimited data while on
    the Sprint network for $37.50 per line per month4.
  • Consumers continue to have the opportunity to save 50 percent off most
    AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon rate plans when they switch to Sprint5.
    In addition, Sprint will cover switching fees up to $650 per line6.

The LG G5 features a brand new, modular design with not only a sleek,
metal body but a slide-out removable battery that makes it easy to swap
a used battery for a fully charged one in seconds. Plus, with its
135-degree extreme wide angle lens, the LG G5 makes it easy to get more
in the shot.

“The new LG G5, combined with our super-fast LTE Plus Network and
amazing offers, makes this the ideal time to give Sprint a try,” said
Rod Millar, senior vice president-Product and Supply Chain, Sprint. “The
LG G5 is an innovative device that features a modular design, allowing
the customer to add CAM Plus, for a more comfortable way to take
pictures as well as an additional battery. Plus, AT&T, Verizon and
T-Mobile customers who switch to Sprint now can save 50 percent off most
standard rate plans.”

Additional features include:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor
  • Display: 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2,560 x 1,440 / 554ppi)
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Rear standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front 8MP
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
  • Weight: 159g
  • Colors: Silver / Titan / Gold / Pink

LG is also introducing a collection of companion devices with the LG G5
for a greater smartphone experience, whether listening to music,
recording the world around you or taking pictures on the go.

LG Tone Platinum, the newest addition to LG’s TONE Series, will be
available soon for $199.99 (plus tax). The LG TONE Platinum is a new
wireless stereo headset featuring Harman Kardon Platinum Signature Sound
that gives listeners powerful sound optimization, clear voice and
full-bodied sound. Also coming soon, is the LG 360 Cam priced at $199.99
(plus tax) and the LG Cam Plus priced at $69.99 (plus tax). With LG 360
Cam, users can create their own 360-degree content with just one click
and see what they’re recording through the LG G5. It features a compact
360-angle camera equipped with two 13 MP 200-degree wide angle cameras,
1,200mAh battery and 4GB internal memory. And the LG CAM Plus can be
plugged into the LG G5 for a more comfortable way to take pictures and
get more battery for longer shooting times.

For more information, please visit www.Sprint.com/LGG5.

Faster, More Reliable Network

In RootMetrics’ second half 2015 special report “Mobile Network
Performance in the US” Sprint increased its tally of State and Metro
RootScore® Awards (outright or tied), offered strong call and data
reliability in metro area testing, and improved its median download
speeds in several metro markets.

In the second half of 2015 Sprint achieved a total of 212 first place
(outright or shared) RootMetrics® RootScore Awards for overall,
reliability, speed, data, call, or text network performance in 125 metro
markets, compared to 135 awards in 2H14 and 27 awards in 1H14.7

In addition, Sprint’s analysis of Nielsen Mobile Performance Data shows
the Sprint LTE and super-fast LTE Plus Network beat Verizon, AT&T and
T-Mobile by delivering faster download speeds.8

LTE Plus
, available today in more than 150 U.S. markets, takes
advantage of Sprint’s rich triband spectrum portfolio and uses some of
the world’s most advanced technologies in wireless, such as two-channel
carrier aggregation and antenna beamforming. With LTE Plus, Sprint
customers with compatible devices can experience peak download speeds in
excess of 100 Mbps.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more
and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about
most. Sprint served more than 58.4 million connections as of Dec. 31,
2015, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying
innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a
national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands
including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless;
instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You
can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com
or www.facebook.com/sprint
and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1 Requires online registration. Shipped by LG within 6 weeks
of registration.
2 Trade-in smartphone has to be $10 or
greater in value.
3 Early termination of service on
Installment Billing: Remaining payments will be due immediately.
To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be
limited, varied or reduced on the network. Sprint may terminate service
if off-network roaming usage in a month exceeds: (1) 800 min. or a
majority of min. or (2) 100MB or a majority of KB. Prohibited network
use rules apply—see sprint.com/termsandconditions.
Discount applies to base monthly service plan and access charges only.
Discount does not apply to certain charges such as taxes, surcharges,
roaming, premium content, add-ons, and apps. New plan features may not
be an exact match. Discount offer excludes competitor promos/sales and
is limited to consumer plans as of 1/4/16 for: Verizon’s shared data
rate plans for 1GB, 3GB, 6GB, 12GB, 18GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and
50GB; T-Mobile’s Simple Choice rate plan prices for 2GB, 6GB and 10GB;
and AT&T’s advertised shared data rate plans for 300MB, 2GB, 5GB, 15GB,
20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB. Plans exclude unlimited music and video
streaming, data carryover and cloud options that other carrier plans may
offer. Offer/coverage not available everywhere or for discounted phones.
Subject to new-line, $30 activation fee, credit, valid port-in. Customer
must choose from same porting carrier rate card. Savings through March
31, 2018.
6 Requires valid port-in, submission of
previous bill, current phone turn in and online registration. Via
American Express Reward Card.
7 RootMetrics award
rankings and findings based on RootMetrics 2H 2015 Mobile Network
Performance in the US Report (published February 17, 2016), as tested on
best commercially available plans and devices on 4 national mobile
networks across all available network types. The RootMetrics award is
not an endorsement of Sprint. Your results may vary. See rootmetrics.com
for details.
8 Claim based on Sprint’s analysis of
average LTE download speeds using Nielsen NMP data (Oct. thru Dec.,
2015). NMP data captures real consumer usage and performance for
downloads of all file sizes greater than 150kb. Actual download speeds
may vary by location and device capability.


Danielle Babbington, 949-748-3418