The LG G5 pre-registration page
The LG US mobile site has just started pre-registrations for early birds who can't wait to get the device LG USA

LG has commenced pre-registrations for the much-awaited LG G5 a day before the official unveiling of the flagship at the MWC 2016 in Barcelona. Only open to the US region for now, the pre-registrations will most likely be rolled out for other countries as well. However, those signing up for this offer could be the first to know when the handsets may be available for purchase.

"The G5's fast processing speed will make this phone ideal for the ultimate multi-tasker. The G5 offers quick and easy access to all of your favourite apps and programs for when you need them most" says the special page unveiled by the company.

The LG G5 is slated to be significantly different from its predecessors with many tipsters saying it would give a neck and neck competition to Samsung's upcoming flagship Galaxy S7. The phone is rumoured to be powered by a Snapdragon 820 chip-set with 4GB of RAM and has 32GB of internal storage with provision for a microSD slot. An iris recognition scanner, a rear camera with dual LED flash and a removable battery are some of the other features the phone is expected to sport.

LG has begun rolling out the Android 6.0 for some LG G4 handsets and it is expected the G5 will have the latest Android OS pre-installed as it hits the shelves. IBTimes UK is in Barcelona and will be reporting from all of the major events, along with producing our hands-on first impressions of whatever is announced.