With the newly announced G6, LG broke a number of traditions for its flagship line - the phone is no longer with a removable battery, and at the same time carries a chassis made out of premium, glass and metal materials. It's certainly one of the most beautiful LG phones in the G-series, and has the specs to match, with a novel 5.7" display that is Dolby Vision/HDR 10 certified, flaunting a fresh 2:1 aspect ratio to make it futureproof.
The only ho-hum thing is the Snapdragon 821 chipset, but, given the trouble with producing enough 10nm processors to be housed in Samsung's own creation, LG would have missed a golden sales opportunity if the G6 shipped in sync with mass idle production of Snapdragon 835 chipsets. On the other hand, the phone is certainly a looker, and comes with one of the best screen-to-body ratios we've seen in a flagship handset, with 78% pure screen at the front. In fact, it is as big as a compact 5.5-incher, despite fitting in a 5.7" panel, quickly becoming the standard to beat in that metric. When can you get your hands on this puppy, and how much will it cost?
LG pulled an LG, and didn't announce price nor availability, but various company reps and credible leaks pegged the pricing at about $700, and the launch date March 10 globally (but the first week of April for the US). There have been no official confirmations on any of those tips since the announcement event, but now the LG Electronics' head of the mobile division Cho Juno sat with Korean media at the MWC expo, and disclosed the pricing and availability for Korea. How much? Well, the exact quote is "the phone will hit the Korean market first on March 10. The price starts at 899,800 won (US$796.85)."
There you have it - usually the pricing in the US is about a Benjamin less than the tag in Korean currency, so we can expect the G6 to cost about $700 at Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile indeed. That's a bit more than the G5, which launched at $629 on T-Mobile last year, but we were already warned beforehand that the G6 will cost $50-$60 more than the G5 at launch, along with all other 2017 flagships that are tipped to be more expensive than their 2016 predecessors.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2880 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)
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and will drop as soon as S8 released
posted on Feb 26, 2017, 6:48 AM 2
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The only way I'd buy it is if it costs 600 dollars at most here.
posted on Feb 26, 2017, 6:54 AM 0
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COMPLETE ALUMINUM build with a REMOVABLE BATTERY is the solution. NO REMOVABLE BATTERY = FAIL GLASS BUILD = FAIL LG just committed suicide. F THEM. The G4/G5 were great, then LG copied craApple. The S5 was awesome, then Samsuck copied craApple. Now, every phone is a insult to everyone who can think for themselves.
posted on Feb 26, 2017, 2:48 PM 0
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Ok... so right now its going against the S7, S7 edge and the iPhones. Which are buy one get one free right now. It has identical internal specs compared to the S7s in some markets ... This thing is DOA. No amoled screen means no day dream.
posted on Feb 26, 2017, 7:08 AM 4
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Sammy fans are now in bootloop
posted on Feb 26, 2017, 6:50 AM 5
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$649-$699 with that ugly design + old processor and nothing special? Hahahahaha what a joke.
posted on Feb 26, 2017, 6:54 AM 2
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Hahahah that ugly design and old processor won't endangered the life of their users. Unlike samsung grenade 7
posted on Feb 26, 2017, 6:59 AM 4
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I'm so glad I was able to get that V20 deal for $360 at T-Mobile. I was planning on getting the G6 if it was around $600, but I don't see this phone as much of an upgrade over the V20 so I just decided to get that at a fraction of the price.
posted on Feb 26, 2017, 8:04 AM 1
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Wasn't bought off,no groundbreaking innovation, patiently waiting for my dear S8
posted on Feb 26, 2017, 9:19 AM 0
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