LG G5 Hi-Fi Plus audio module skips over the U.S. market

FCC certification or some other technicality could be the culprit, as LG wouldn't rule out bringing it to our shores in the future.

Bad news if you were looking forward to some killer audio with your new LG G5. It looks like the B&O Hi-Fi Plus module won’t be on sale in the U.S. anytime soon.

As first spotted by Android Authority, the item has been removed from the U.S. page for LG Friends, which lists all the modules that can pair up with the new G5. Yet on the UK site, the module is there and ready for purchase.

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LG’s Hi-Fi Plus G5 module isn’t for sale right now in the U.S.

LG offered a brief statement, declaring that, “At this time, we don’t have an availability date set for the Hi-Fi DAC, and so don’t have timing to share. As soon as we have an update, we will follow up.”

This indicates there could be an issue with FCC certification or something else that is preventing a U.S. sale, and that it could return in the future. If that happens, we’ll update you here.

The impact on you: This is definitely a bummer if you were looking to trick out your G5 with some some high-quality audio. While you could order an international module, it would require the right software for the module and phone to talk to one another. And if FCC certification or another issue is the holdup, you still might be out of luck.

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