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LG G6 release date tipped to be March 10, beating the Galaxy S8

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LG G6 release date tipped to be March 10, beating the Galaxy S8
The Mobile World Expo in Barcelona is the biggest event in the industry, and this year it will commence as soon as February 27. While the CES show has become a bit anticlimactic in terms of phone or tablet announcements, the MWC show sits on the opposite side of the spectrum with the biggest brands in mobile vying for attention. We usually see the Samsung and LG, as well as HTC flagships announced a bit before or during the expo days, and this year won't be an exception, it seems.

While Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S8 at that time, and LG has confirmed the presence of the G6 there, the release date of the S8 may very well be after the G6 hits the shelves, if the newest report out of Korea is to be believed. Apparently, the LG G6 will be unveiled on February 26th, the Sunday before the MWC officially starts, as has become customary, and its release date will be on March 10, less than two weeks after. That's the release date for Korea, as LG will try and catch the back-to-school shoppers with the semester starting the same month, but we are certain that the global rollout won't be far behind.

Last year, the G5 was released on March 31, while the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge came on March 11th, but this year LG is trying to capitalize on the rumored delayed release schedule for the Galaxy S8, introducing the G6 three weeks before it released the G5 in 2016. If the S8 indeed lands in mid-April, due to extended quality assurance testing after the Note 7 fiasco, that will leave LG a month of head start before its main competitor to woo buyers towards the G6.

source: ETNews (translated)

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posted on 10 Jan 2017, 05:46 10

1. IosDroid (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Dec 2015)


It's not the launch date that will decide over success of the G6. LG better deliver on a technical basis this year.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 07:33

4. checkmymike (Posts: 158; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


True.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 06:00 3

2. scarface21173 (Posts: 199; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


LG has been trying something different the last couple of years. Hats off to them for that, It didnt really catch on with the mases. Lets hope they come back with something really good.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 06:14 6

3. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1223; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Competition is good for the customers.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 08:57 1

5. fyah_king (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


I cant wait to get one, but please please a bigger battery in there.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 09:09 1

6. frankg (Posts: 166; Member since: 14 May 2014)


LG might beat Samsung in release, but Samsung will slaughter them in sales.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 17:03

8. Settings (Posts: 1892; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Sales doesn't translate better quality though.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 20:55

10. izim1 (Posts: 903; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Neither does lack of sales, does it?

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 12:10

7. Darkkracker (Posts: 210; Member since: 11 Jun 2016)


and it will be on craig lest for half price before the s8 is released also. lol. LG= crap resale value.

posted on 10 Jan 2017, 19:36

9. ibend (Posts: 5694; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


it could steal some S8 selling number, though :-/
but only if.. it can deliver much better image than S7e, and much longer battery life than S7e..
(and no more bootloop)

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