LG G6 to be released on April 7 in the US


Last month, we heard that the LG G6 could be released in the first half of March, not long after its official announcement. However, it looks like this is true only for South Korea, LG's home country.

According to Venture Beat, which obtained "planning material" related to the LG G6, the new smartphone won't be launched in the US in March, but in April. More exactly, the handset should go on sale nationwide starting April 7, presumably via all important carriers. If that's true, the LG G6 will be available a couple of weeks earlier than Samsung's Galaxy S8, which is expected to hit shelves on April 21.

Unlike last year's G5, the LG G6 doesn't seem to be a modular smartphone. LG already talked about the upcoming handset, saying it'll sport a 5.7-inch display with an unusual 1440 x 2880 pixel resolution. Other features should include dust- and water-resistance, a non-removable battery that won't overheat, a Snapdragon 821 processor, and Android 7 Nougat out of the box.

LG will officially unveil the G6 at MWC 2017 later this month, on February 26. The smartphone might be a bit pricier than the LG G5, though it will likely not cost more than $700 unlocked. To find out more about what to expect from the new device, check out out LG G6 rumor review.

source: Venture Beat

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  • 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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31 Comments

1. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

LG phones, bootlooping since LG G4. until LG start owning up to their mistakes of making phones with crappy components that are intended to fail one month after warranty, they are not getting a penny from me.

3. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Never had a problem with any LG flagship I've ever owned. And I've owned them all from the G2 on down. Just because you have a problem with something, doesn't mean everyone else does.

6. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

In my case, the G4 have the Image Retention effect, but LG does not replace the screen because according to them it's a normal effect of the LCD.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And just because you don't have any problems doesn't mean someone else won't. Stop trying to speak for everyone.

27. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Yo mean like you always do when you troll every Android post Michelle? GTFOH

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Go back to being MG groupie girl.

31. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Still stealing my phrases huh? Why don't you go back to jocking Darkk like a little puppy dog... Oh wait! Even Darkk doesn't like your trolling @ss anymore. Lmao!

26. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

just google "LG phones bootloop" you will see tons of articles. the issue is reported on every LG flags**t since the G4 including the v10-v20. i wouldn't trust their phones' motherboards, let alone water resistance. their phones don't fail immediately, they'd run well for a year, then start getting hot and bootloop just when the warranty expired. it's the cheap components they used they can't stand the test of time. be warned.

12. crossmkd1

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 06, 2017

I own LG G5 4 months and its not bootlooping stop telling lies !

25. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

it won't happen within the warranty period. just wait 12 months. you've been warned

18. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

This site SECRETLY enabling your front cam on smartphone or laptop while you want to leave comment !! So uninitiated little boys here be on alert..

2. fyah_king unregistered

LG taking their sweet time, again.

4. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Too little too late. LG should stop trying to make smart phones.

5. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

This needs to be pushed to the very latest, mid march. By this time, the S8 will have been unveiled and will steal orders from the LG G6. Btw my V20 never bootlooped lol.

7. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Coming out using a 821 processor is a huge mistake.

10. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

The American model may launch with an 835, perhaps this is why it's being released later.

17. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

hmm, you have a point there..

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

They need to release right after MWC... Anything later than that and they've waited to long...

9. Kil4thril

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

Damn Shame they can't get the SD 835. Would be a true beast

11. TechGirl90 unregistered

I am not dissapointed in the slightest about this news, I know these angry comments are going to come concerning this decision and also concerning this stupid argument about using the SD821 instead of the SD835. We need to understand something, the unfortunate reality is whether LG launches the G6 early or later, it will still get overshadowed by Samsung's Products, and it sucks, it really sucks. People will automatically gravitate towards Samsung's product, because of 1.Brand Loyalty 2.Marketing There's alot to blame concerning the estate of each OEM (besides Samsung and Apple) and I'm talking specifically about the products that are available in the US. Some people may get upset for what I'm about to say but the blame for me goes towards 1.The Media (Tech Bloggers/Vloggers included) 2. Mobile Carriers not equally pushing all the oem's product at the level of Samsung and Apple's Products, you go into either a AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint Store, what is the first thing that is thrown in our faces? Samsung flyers, Apple flyers, their display section dwarfs others. Also every time a Carrier is on the TV or the Radio, it mentions Samsung or Apple. 3. Upon Mobile Carriers not equally pushing all OEM'S products, you have the employees who lie to the customers saying that this Samsung/Apple Device is the best device ever, no other one matters (now I know that it effects your commission positively, but it still isn't right). 4. LG takes some blame, sure they may not have the advertising revenue at the level of Samsung, but they still could've marketed their past products better, not using stupid internet memes like Damn Daniel, or a Epic Bottle Flip, and not using a million Jason Stathams, those ads didn't really showcase their device, they didn't really handle the LG G4 bootloop situation well either unfortunately. 5. Us, Me, You, we have to be held accountable as well, granted the LG G4 bootloop was awful, I was a victim of the bootloop, and ever since that happen the grudge is still there, everytime a new device from LG is ready to be released I see this comment alot in the section. There also seems to be a double standard I noticed concerning Samsung and LG, the Galaxy Note 7 situation was dangerous. Samsung did well to take it off the shelves and apologized to the public (let's be honest though, like any corporation, they really do that to save their own backsides). LG messed up with the g4 bootloop, I see no second chance given. Samsung messed up with the Galaxy Note 7 battery issue, they are still given a chance, I don't think that's right that lg gets knocked off but Samsung (an already dominating OEM) still gets another shot. Alot of us don't think for ourselves either, we put in our minds to let the Tech Bloggers/Vloggers decide what device to go for, instead of us going out there to test and see for ourselves. Just because one experience goes well with that user, doesn't mean it will fare the same with Us, Me, You.

14. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Well said.

15. Rydsmith unregistered

Did Techie have a sex change?

16. TechGirl90 unregistered

LMBO!! Definitely not, I'm just a different user who tries to share my thoughts and keep it short but it always ends up long because I have so much to say XD

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

definitely no... if it's Techie, you'll find typo as soon as you read 1st line

19. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Thumbs up bro.. especially the last paragraph.. At this point there's really no big difference in the android world aside a gimmick or the other, yet we still see a large difference in sales between dem "big" companies and "small" companies.. and I think the major reason is one thing...MARKETING!!!

13. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

April? Why not wait for Sd835 then?

20. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Maybe the US variant will come with the SD835?

22. mikehunta727 unregistered

LG definitely has had a history with boot looping issues in multiple devices (Nexus 5X, etc) but I think they solved it by now for sure with the G6... it would be utterly embarrassing if some G6's did bootloop so I am sure they understand this now

23. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

LG always find a way to cripple their flagship somehow. And they wonder why they cant compete with Samsung. LOL

28. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Have 2 friends with G5 that have issues with the LC. The screen starts having ghosting which is rare for an LCD and as been told in most cases it just means a bad LCD. Also forums are filled with issues with LCD. You must be really blind to buy an LG phone after so many issues over the last 2 years.

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