The LG G6, the successor of the LG G5, is one of the most-awaited flagship Android smartphones of 2017, along with the Samsung Galaxy S8.
With both LG and Samsung expected to launch their flagship smartphones towards February end, Android lovers can look forward to some stellar devices soon.
However, it seems that LG could have a slight edge over Samsung as the former may debut its LG G6 in the third week of February, the Sunday before MWC 2017 kicks off. Samsung is anticipated to announce the Galaxy S8 at the MWC. Moreover, the LG G6 could also beat the Galaxy S8 smartphone by hitting the shelves first.
The release date for the LG G6 has been fixed at March 10 ironically two weeks prior to the estimated date of releasing the Galaxy S8.
According to a report from ET News, the LG G6 will make its way to consumers on March 10 beating the Galaxy S8's April release.
"LG Electronics will launch its premium smartphone G6 on the domestic market on March 10th. On the 18th of this month, it will show the entry-level smartphone 'X300'. The company plans to pre-launch high-end and low-end smartphones early in the market (translated)," notes the publication.
It must be remembered that March 10 release date is for the home country South Korea and the global rollout date may be different.
The LG G5 released on March 31, 2016, whereas the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were released 20 days earlier — March 11. It seems LG is trying to take advantage of the delayed release date of the Galaxy S8.
"We cannot disclose the details of the G6 before the announcement, but we can confirm the G6 at MWC 2017 (translated)," revealed an LG official.
The unnamed official also expressed confidence that the premium smartphone launched by LG Electronics is far ahead of its potential competition in the market.
Sources believe that if the Galaxy S8 releases in the middle of April, coming from an extended quality assurance testing after the debacle of the Note 7, it will leave Samsung lagging behind.
This headstart would benefit LG and would give it the opportunity to attract potential buyers looking for a new top-end Android smartphone.
The LG G6 is rumored to sport a 5.7-inch QHD + screen and may house the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 6 GB of RAM.
Unlike the LG G5, the LG G6 will allegedly not be modular. The device will likely be waterproof and dustproof and will support wireless charging function.
With February around the corner, we will soon know what surprises LG has in store. Whether its alleged early release will eat into Samsung's sales remains to be seen.