LG chief tips an $800 price tag for the G6 in Korea, March 10 release date


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.

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. As for the US launch and sales targets? Here's a tip, straight from Mr Cho himself:


source: Korea Herald (The Investor)

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  • Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)

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23 Comments

1. kumar1234 unregistered

LOL. Good luck LG because at this price point you are really going to need it.

2. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Hah! I know right?

5. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

A big LOL to LG

20. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

As I previously suspected, all "big name" flagships are getting a price hike this year. Samsung, Apple, LG, Sony, to a small degree OnePlus, and maybe even Motorola and HTC. I plan to see what Nokia has to offer, and if it's nothing special, OnePlus or Xiaomi for me.

22. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This thing is DOA with that price point and fragmented specs...

3. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

OMG so cheap. It should be atleast 1800$

4. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Lol :)

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

This will be the same equivalent price for Gs8/s8+ since its tipped to have the high end specs,curved glass,etc.

12. raky_b

Posts: 415; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Samsung will cost at least 100$ more

7. arming

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 23, 2016

800$ for lg phone with 821? within a month they will have cut price by 20% and skew the first customer . what a good move lg .

18. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

True.

8. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Really lg? Well, Guess the year will belong to the iphone once again. Cant wait to see how the iphone x swallows the competition tbh.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they know they can't sell that much with last year's specs, so they decide to rape their fan's wallet, before doing massive price cut right after S8 released... and probably they'll release new variant of G6 with SD835, wireless charging, hi-fi audio at the same price, lol...

13. raky_b

Posts: 415; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

well, we'll be smart enogugh to wait and see...this would be great device for price of 500-600$. all those whou buy it before s8 come out are not very smart...not because they are buying LG and not "best ever" samsung for a 150$ more then this, but for a fact that this WILL go down with a price in just 2 months,and it is so obvious. if LG don't do that...well, S7, HTC 10, OP3T and many other will still be better sold devices.

10. jest30

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

Kinda sad to watch this as i (was) huge lg fan.. Mybe it would work if they were renamed to faiLG

11. raky_b

Posts: 415; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

compared to S8's 850$ start price, this is god choice, but there is a lot other devices with same spec (minus screen size) that cost half of it's asked price. i think this will be werry bad year for phone inovations...p10 si basiclly overprised p10, G6 is what g5 should look like, S8 will be overprised and uglyer s7edge, sony is still in 2015....iPhone will be copy of S8....and expencive one... so, 2016 flagship devices are better choice to all

14. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

No Quad DAC, no wireless charging and an OUTDATED 1/3" image sensor for $800?! No thanks LG.

15. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

$800? And it will be like, $1200 in my country? Hahahaha! No thanks.

16. TechGirl90 unregistered

If it do cost 700 dollars unlocked in the states (Korean currency to USD currency), then it's not too bad, not too good either. I wonder what prices the Carriers will put this device for, I know Sprint goes the cheaper route most of the time compared to it's competitors, but we'll see. :)

17. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I really believe I will pass on this one....will buy the V20 instead....don't think another month waiting to pay $700 or more for this phone is worth the it...I really don't like Samsung's edge displays so not an option for me especially when I need a new phone now.

23. ddridge

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 26, 2016

I looked at the v20 and was quite impressed. I need the water resistance so I'll stick with my almost 1 yr old s7 and see what September brings for flagships.

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... You know... I'm really starting to reevaluate the necessity of replacing my smartphone every two years. Prices keep jumping and I'm at the point where I can't justify giving up the funds for some added functionality. My Nexus is still a rock solid device and I think I might hold onto it for a bit longer than usual.

21. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

DOA...

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