T-Mobile's LG G6 might be released on April 7

The LG G6 is hitting shelves this month in South Korea and other select markets, but we've heard that it may not be released in the US before April. While all major US carriers already confirmed the upcoming launch of the new smartphone, they only mentioned that the device would be available sometime "this spring." Fortunately, it looks like this doesn't mean late spring. Or at least not for T-Mobile.

Promo material posted on Twitter (apparently by someone who works at T-Mobile) shows the magenta carrier's G6 with an April 7 date on its home screen. Quite often, promo images like these can reveal launch dates in this manner - via what's seen on a phone's home screen. 

A previous rumor had it that the LG G6 would arrive in the US exactly on April 7. And this day will indeed be a Friday, as the screen of T-Mobile's G6 shows (you can see that if you zoom in close enough on the image above). Thus, we are certainly expecting T-Mobile to start selling the new handsets on April 7.

At the moment, we don't know how much the LG G6 will cost in the US, but it's probably safe to assume it's not going to be cheaper than $600 off contract. Until we hear more on this, make sure to check out our LG G6 preview for a closer look at the device.

source: Twitter via Phandroid

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1. TechGirl90 unregistered

I might continue to purchase my devices Unlocked. Can't wait until this device is available! I really hope this will be a good year for LG and that they succeed, but LG has to push the mess out of their marketing and improve their Customer Service. It's funny, I'm rooting for a Corporation that don't really care about me.

8. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

No removable battery = FAILURE Glass instead of Aluminum = FAILURE LG just committed suicide.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't forget their exclusive Bootloop Fail feature.

15. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Don't forget Thier G5 was a failure, and now the G6, bigger failure. The G4 I loved because due to the angular shape rather than this ugly Pixel look_alike phone.

22. Cat97

Posts: 1983; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

No removable battery = bigger battery and water resistance Glass instead of aluminium = wireless charging

23. hazard1

Posts: 239; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

I am ignoring the repeated "=FAILURE" posts and answering at face value: I really don't think so. Glass allows for wireless charging, which they will strangely offer in some markets. Well apparently the US only. Besides that, maybe their research shows that maybe more people prefer the look of glass. Maybe it is "more premium." I really do not know. I do know the non-removable battery allows for the sealed waterproof phone (of course the GS5 was also waterproof, but clumsily so). All I am saying is I do not necessarily agree with all of their moves. Some are just dumb; e.g., in some respects the G6 is a downgrade from the V20. But it seems more people are calling for waterproof phones, care more for "premium looks" and perks such as wireless charging. LG is just responding to what they perceive to be consumer demand and trends in the industry. They do not care what you or I think.

9. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You know what's even funnier? Hating and trolling a corporation that also don't really care about you ;)

10. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

= success

2. Dallaslegend81

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 03, 2017

Trying to decide between this, Xperia ZX premium, or galaxy s8. Decisions, decisions.......

12. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Go for xperia xz premium its safe and doesn't explodes.

19. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The bezels on that phone in fact, do explode

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Responding to an irrational comment with something no better that the comment itself, isn't helping your rebuttal.

20. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

depends on your hand size, i believe s8 is going to be a bigger phone. XZ is more compact. just my opinion

21. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You're wrong. The 5.2" XZs has the same dimensions as the 5.5" S7, while the 5.5" XZ Premium is a much bigger device. And since his comment was about the XZ Premium, your advice isn't ideal if you want to talk about dimensions.

3. hazard1

Posts: 239; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

LG, LG, LG....I too root for you. But you manage to shoot yourself in the foot. But at least the release in the rest of the world will not be delayed (just the US). So that is an improvement. Still, in the US, LG's release will probably be an afterthought. Now if we could have fewer variants: in the US 32 GB internal storage, no DAC but with wireless charging, in Asia, 64 GB internal storage hifi DAC. no wireless charging....Geez! Oh and work on the marketing. Samsung's GS8/GS8+ will be released later, but they seem to have become the masters of the "leaks" so much so that we are talking more about the GS8 than the G6. If the US version of the G6 had 64 GB internal storage, it would have been my phone for the next year or two, hands down. Right now, I am probably looking at getting the GS7 edge until the GS8 (unlocked) is more affordable later in the year.

4. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Cant wait for it..

5. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

If you can wait till April 7, better wait till April 21 :)

6. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

The G6 is like 100 times far far better than that bricky x-for-rape xz. Very dishonest and lame judgment from stupid mwc committee.

16. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

That was childish. No need for that. You could've engaged in an argument and provide a ground of reasoning.... In regarding post 7

18. mikehunta727 unregistered

"childish" like your 800th account arte right? We already know what hallyu was thinking and was going to say. "Sony sucks they steal tech , korea ," this and that etc

11. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Yup Loop Good G6 is 100 times more likely to fail.MWC committed did good by naming xperia xzs as a winner.

17. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

On the Xperia Z, the four shsrp corners of the metal frame, which is carved out from a bar of aluminum, recreate perfect spheres. Fabrication requires precision on the level of hundredths of a millimeter. As if that were not difficult enough, the corners gradually merge with sides cut perfectly flat. This produces a bar with spherical qualities along the edges and in the corners, which come into contact with your hand. These precise semicircles where the flat sides meet the four corners show the overall build quality. Incorporating roundness in Xperia Z design was both practical—because it’s more comfortable—and iconic.

14. TechGirl90 unregistered

I know some of you may find the Bootloop situation humorous, but it's actually not. The same goes for any situation that occurs with a phone, whether it's a battery defect or a software defect, it's not funny. It's almost like some of you want this problem to continue with the devices instead of being rectified. I hope they fixed this issue, I don't want to have the bootloop issue happen to me again like what happen to my LG G4. Fortunately I haven't heard of any bootloop issues to occur with the LG V20, so maybe there's an acknowledgement from LG and they're looking to make sure the same issue is fixed with their G series.

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