LG G6 Tipped For March 10 Release, Will Beat Samsung Galaxy S8 To The Stores

11 January 2017, 5:51 am EST By Abhijeet Kar Tech Times
A new report reveals that the release date of the LG G6 smartphone is March 10. If the LG G6 smartphone launches on this date, it would have a slight edge on the Samsung Galaxy S8 which will hit the shelves in April.  ( LG Electronics )

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 as opposed to 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 in advance on March 11. In the current circumstances, LG is trying to take advantage of the expected release date of the Galaxy S8 which has been delayed. 

"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 their confidence claiming 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, courtesy an extended quality assurance testing after the debacle of the Note 7, it will leave Samsung lagging behind its South Korean rival by almost a month.

This headstart would benefit LG and would give it the opportunity to attract potential buyers looking for a new top-end Android smartphone. 

Rumored Specifications 

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, as well as support wireless charging function. 

With February round 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.

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