LG G6 rumored to be unveiled in late February or early March

LG G6 rumored to be unveiled in late February or early March

LG's smartphone business took a heavy hit after the lukewarm reception of its G5 flagship, so the South Korean company plans to change its marketing strategy starting next year.

The Korean media reports LG plans to launch the G6, it's next high-end smartphone, one month earlier than expected. The G5 was announced in late February at MWC 2016 and made it to market in April, but while the upcoming G6 is expected to be unveiled around the same time, it targets a much earlier release on the market (possibly March).

We don't rule out an LG G6 announcement during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 trade fair, which is scheduled for late February. The reason behind LG's decision is to boost the number of G6 units sold throughout the year.

On a side note, if LG G6 will indeed make its debut on the market in March or early April, the smartphone might not have to compete with Samsung's Galaxy S8, which is rumored to have been delayed until April.

LG plans to shift to a more “stable” smartphone strategy starting next year over “bold innovations.” The first step will be to drop the semi-modular design type that made the LG G5 rather unpopular among Android fans.

The South Korean company will focus on services and features that are popular in the Android ecosystem such as mobile payment service, wireless charging, as well as waterproof design.


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12 Comments

1. Xperia14

Posts: 1203; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Good luck LG! I hope that they can finally compete with the other major brands next year in terms of sales.

2. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

LG fans have complained about their battery capacity since G3. Hope they fix this this time. If they don't, the number of units sold for G6 won't differentiate. History repeats!

5. rocketman1

Posts: 99; Member since: May 07, 2016

Dont know wtf ur talking about but i just carry an extra thin battery IN MY FUKEN WALLET. No charger or cable and being glued to an outlet. I run my screen at full brightness and with a battery swap I go from 10% to 100% in 1 minute. WHAT BATTERY PROBLEM? If the g6 doesn't have swappable batteries im out. Its the best feature about it. Fock carrying huge battery packs. The extra lg battery slips in my fokin wallet.

9. Carlitos

Posts: 638; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Relax. He just means ever since the G2 days better you has been getting worse. I myself remember the G2 having a superb battery. s**t lasted for so long. But where since then they seem to last less on a full charge

10. iushnt

Posts: 3055; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It would be so much better if the battery endurance of 1 battery is so good that u don't have to swap at all.

11. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

1+ That's exactly what I'm talking about.

12. Subie

Posts: 2275; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

That might be great for you, but, not everyone wants to purchase an extra battery or carry it with them.

3. shield

Posts: 809; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG G5 It was introduced the day before the MWC and sales between March and April, in addition to the EU in our country is not for sale, nor is V20ka, I hope that this will change.

4. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They might of burn some bridges with that modular design. But time will tell.

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I think the removability will be the same like the G6.

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

V20* my bad lol

8. Chuck007

Posts: 1409; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I wonder who's in-charge of keeping the G6 under wraps. Other than the drop of modularity we literally know jack squat about it.

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