Would releasing the LG G6 earlier help LG in raking some more fans its way?

Would releasing the LG G6 earlier help LG in raking some more fans its way?
Latest rumor on the street (Smartphone Ave?) is that LG is planning to release the G6 earlier than expected — maybe in early March, in an attempt to gain better momentum and boost sales before its main competitors make their own smartphones available. This news dovetails reports of Samsung planning to delay the Galaxy S8 a bit, while it figures out what went wrong with the Note 7 and to make absolutely sure that it won't happen again.

LG hasn't had much luck with its flagships lately. The G4 was interesting, but barely got people to open their wallets, and the G5's modular design is fun to think about, but it seems no one is interested in actually using it as it was implemented. And while the V20 is a great phone, everything about it signals “niche product”. In any case, LG definitely needs something to draw attention back to its otherwise pretty nice mainstream phones. Dual cameras weren't it, and modules didn't seem to do it last time. Whatever the company has planned for 2017, having an extra month of breathing room so that customers can be exposed to the new gizmo without much interference could actually help. What do you think?

Do you think the LG G6 arriving a month earlier would help its sales?

Absolutely. LG makes great phones, it just needs some breathing room to shine
29.21%
Depends on the device and features
41.9%
Nah, LG should spend more time ironing out any possible kinks. Don't make it a second Note 7
12.59%
I am pretty sure the G6 doesn't have a chance no matter what
16.3%

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22 Comments

1. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

I rather have them take more time and release a fault free phone(hw & sw), unlike the G4 with the boot loop of death and bad executed G5

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I'd rather they make a normal sized phone instead of just phablets. When you target a very competitive sub segment of an industry as your main target, you're gonna have a bad time.

2. civicsr2cool

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Fix bootloop issues and we MIGHT come back LG

4. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

No difference, htc and lg should just dissapear. Every year is a let down.

6. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

For you. Alot of people love their phones.

8. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Obviously not enough since their sales are very low

13. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Well, I am sure there are fans of everything, but that's doesn't help a product sale well, and if it doesn't sell well, you might see the end of it pretty soon.

18. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

HTC 10 is boss.

9. cozze02

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

you should just "disappear" from this forum!

14. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Youre just hurt because i tell the truth

19. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

For you maybe, I have enjoyed my G2, G3 and now the G4. I guess I am one of the lucky ones as I never experienced any bootloop issues.

5. sissy246

Posts: 7106; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And there it is, PA's jab at the note 7.

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3103; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I love PA's jabs at Samsung. Funny s**t.

10. yalokiy

Posts: 988; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

They make good phones, but put small batteries in them that last much less then their competition. No wonder they have no success.

11. yalokiy

Posts: 988; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

It doesn't matter when they release their new phone. If it's bad, nobody will buy it, of it's good, people will buy it anyway.

12. almostdone

Posts: 447; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

There is not a lot wrong with LG phones except the poor battery life. They have removable batteries but they have poor battery life. Somehow they have not worked how to get the most out of the cells.

15. giovanni23

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

After the g4 bootloop issue which I experienced with the first try I gave them, I will never purchase another mobile from them. Makes no sense making great phones that don't even last the warranty period

20. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Every time new phones are released there are a few bad apples in every batch. That's like saying I will never buy a Samsung phone because my Note 7 exploded. Well not all Note 7's had this problem. I have had my G4 since release date and haven't experienced one bootloop issue.

16. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Hopefully they just make a good solid device that's more V20 than it is G5. The V20 is great

17. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

What kind of a stupid poll question is that. It's the same as saying "If you run instead of walk to the store will you get there faster?".

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

G5 is bad, but it's sales number still much higher than HTC10 or xperiaX

22. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Bootloop will come ahead of an LG flagship... More seriously i think LG should not rush to be 1st this year.

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