Report: LG G4 to be priced higher than Samsung Galaxy S6, lower than Galaxy S6 edge

Report: LG G4 to be priced higher than Samsung Galaxy S6, lower than Galaxy S6 edge
As we get closer to the April 28th media event at which LG will unveil its new flagship model, we are still in the dark when it comes to pricing of the handset. But some light has now been placed on the subject. A report published on Thursday suggests that in South Korea, LG will price the LG G4 at a range in between the Korean retail price of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. This would mean that the handset will be priced in the country somewhere in between $795 USD and $910 USD.

In South Korea, where the LG G4 can be pre-ordered from SK Telecom, KT and LG U+ for $825, howling noises were heard coming from prospective LG G4 buyers in the country once they realized that LG's new flagship was priced higher than the $795 USD charged for the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6.

Korea's Economic Times quoted an LG official who said that while the pricing was not set in stone, it will remain in between the pricing range of Samsung's flagship handsets. And while our math skills might have eroded with age, this means that the LG G4 will be priced above the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 no matter how you slice it. The LG official quoted by Economic Times said that this is because the manufacturer considers the LG G4 to be more like the premium priced Galaxy S6 edge than the Galaxy S6.

With the natural leather back on the LG G4, the 16MP f/1.8 rear camera, and one-year free screen repair, LG is looking at its flagship as being a premium model that deserves a premium price. Still, it might be difficult for LG to keep the LG G4 priced above the Galaxy S6. The latter is considered the best smartphone ever produced by Samsung and South Korean smartphone buyers might not see any reason to pay $30 USD more for the G4.

We should learn more about pricing in other markets, including the U.S., when the LG G4 becomes official next Tuesday.


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source: ETNews via GforGames

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50 Comments

1. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Genuine Leather is acceptable for the price, but Snapdragon 808.

15. redbull1

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

$800+ for a plastic phone? That's going to be LG's down fall. I hope the rumors arnt true. They will have the best camera on the market, and top of the line specs. But a snapdragon 808? And a plastic phone? Even Samsung finally got away from plastic because the majority of people don't want plastic phones anymore. And now your going to pay more for a plastic phone vs a premium build phone

17. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Actually LG G4 uses Genuine Leather, my problem is Snapdrgon 808, we can pay less and get more with Galaxy S6.

41. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

the price is for the Korean. its a fact that most lg phones are always more expensive here in Korea. but its worth because lg always give good deal and good support and service

23. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I will pay $800 for a phone if it has an sd card and removable battery regardless of plastic or metal. Flexibility to augment my device and ensure accessibility is more important. I always use a case anyway which negates the look and feel. John B.

25. samsboy unregistered

Then who is ripping off consumers, Apple, Samsung or LG?

26. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Pick one or all three. My point is that I don't believe in paying a good chunk of money on a phone that would barely function if it cannot connect to the cloud. My utimate device is one that has a metal body but keeps all the options so I can still function if no internet connection. Until then, I favor the options over materials. John B.

38. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apple. Only fools or ifans would say they are similar businesses and equally guilty. Apple has like zero overhead and it all goes into their pockets, which their 110 billion and growing liquid assets would attest too. Samsung's profits actually go to the consumers after a hefty chunk of it goes into their manufacturing overhead. I mean running ram, CPU, display, chip manufacturing, modem manufacturing isn't free. Which is why those ifixit price estimates part by part is so full of crap it's ridiculous. So after a big chunk of their profits go into covering their factories and all their employees, a lot of it goes back into R&D for future LTE, display, camera, and manufacturing technology. Apple just has employee overhead and whatever idea they steal, change enough to patent, and sue. Apple has been riding on software they created 10 years ago and charging QHD, 4gb ddr4 ram, gorilla glass 4 and 4000 mah battery prices for 750p, 1gb of ddr3 ram, 1850 mah, and a variation of gorilla glass 1. How anyone can come up with another answer besides Apple is stupid. Just look at the annual increase of the Canadian prices of iPhones vs the flatline prices of Samsung and LG products.

16. samsboy unregistered

Wait a minutes. Everyone seems to be happy accepting the price of the G4 which is more expensive than the s6 which spot the same internal storage. Can someone tell me why this G4 is not being overpriced as regard complains that came due the prices of the s6. Or is it a big prove that a lot of people hate Samsung for no good reason?

22. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Removable battery and Sd card. Nuff said

24. samsboy unregistered

Yeah and plastic which is cheap. Can you look for a valid reason.

29. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Are ypu for real? Such a hollowminded person u are. Sd card can even take up to 2tb memory so its more future proof. Battery replacable. Leather back option. The S6 edge is good but the regular s6 is boring. Samsung fanboys are even more annoying than apple fanboys. Wow never imagined this day... Fyi, I'm considering the S6 edge myself, but this LG seems much better for the money Note: Plastic is cheap, so is alu and glass on a phone. It just feels plastic so the leather back makes it better (leather = most expensive of all those i just counted)

31. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Actually a phone having removable battery means it doesn't have full unibody structure and design, also it means usually its made from mostly plastic, that all helps a phone being cheaper. All in all S6 price is fine for what it is and the materials it uses, not to mention how thin it is, This s**t is overprice as f**k if this rumor has any truth in it. Epic fail for LG considering G3 was much cheaper than S5 and was considered the best value for money last year.

32. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I personally do not hate Samsung. My last three phones were the S2, 3 and 4. My bone of contention is that they eliminated two key features that I find invaluable. I cannot support this. So I will need to either purchase the S5 , Note4, wait to see what the Note5 will bring, or choose another brand. I am more emotionally attached to what works best for the money I spend rather than getting attached to a device that eliminates the functions. John B.

39. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

People hate Samsung and no matter what any company does, no one beats Apple in overpricing. So in that sense, I don't blame LG for trying. If Apple can get away with murder every year, LG might as well try this year. I can see the psychology behind it. There is a certain camp that will never support Apple so they choose Android by default. Android has generally been underpriced for 8core CPUs, 3000mah batteries, and even low end phones having at least 1080p screens. They are probably targeting the people that won't pay Apple prices for mid range hardware but will pony up the cash for high end hardware. The G4 has the QHD quantum display, huge battey, lots of ram, genuine leather, and apparently completely revamped software. High end camera. The Samsung haters will pay for it. It really isn't the worst you can do if you are a Samsung hater. What else would they get? A HTC One M9? Rofl

40. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Keep in mind that they don't get Apples wholesale/Costco type discounts for buying in huge bulk and they don't get Samsung's family discounts and connections. So generally their costs are higher.

43. QWERTYslider unregistered

Not the consumer's problem and the consumer will not pay for them. WHERE IS THE FINGERPRINT SCANNER ????

46. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I think it is the consumers issue to a certain extent. It is our job to create a better world and vote with our wallets. Apple is already robbing people dry and it's up to the consumer to stop them. Unfortunately, the stupid isheep are freely giving them even more power.

42. QWERTYslider unregistered

How they F can LG justify a price equal to the S6? It should be at least $100 lower. LG need specs that are BETTER than the #1 Android company to compete at the same price. LG's price needs to be lower for the same specs. LG's price needs to be MUCH LOWER for lower specs. WHERE IS THE FINGERPRINT SCANNER ????

44. oldjackbob

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Why are you so interested in a fingerprint scanner? Personally, I don't want one - the Supreme Court has declared that the police can force you to unlock your phone if it has a fingerprint scanner, but they can't force you to type in an unlock code or trace an unlock pattern. So the one thing I have NO desire to have on my phone is a fingerprint scanner!

47. QWERTYslider unregistered

#1. Im not a criminal. Apparently you are. #2. All the best smartphones have fingerprint scanners.

48. oldjackbob

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

So the fact that I value my 4th Amendment right to privacy makes me a criminal? And I guess the fact that I value my 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion and my 2nd Amendment right to bear arms makes me a terrorist? So apparently I'm a criminal, and apparently you're a communist.

49. alouden unregistered

I was wondering the same too: at least they should have priced it at the same level as the GS6. And I was wondering if it would have a fingerprint scanner too. I was really looking forward to one. I am really fed up with knock code. It works less often than not.

2. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

BOOOOOOOO!!

7. KENTOZ

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

8. bendgate unregistered

Is it your hobby or stupidity to hate Sony on every articles? This article isn't even related to Sony.

10. KENTOZ

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

It's a fact sir and the truth I hope you get better soon Have a nice day sir

18. bendgate unregistered

"I hope you get better soon" They said they will fix me with iOS 9. (Sorry, couldn't resist)

12. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Forgive my brother Kentoz

9. mixedfish

Posts: 1561; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Nobody wants an overpriced, underpowered phone. Watch this thing drop to under $400 in 6 months.

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