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LG G6 'Planning Material' Reveals U.S. Release Date Ahead Of Mobile World Congress Launch

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LG will unveil its next-generation flagship smartphone on Feb. 26. A new report reveals the handset will get an official release in the U.S. on April 7.

Mobile World Congress 2017 is quickly approaching and tech fans can expect to see some new smartphones and tablets announced at the event. Samsung is widely expected to announce a new 9.6-inch Galaxy Tab S3 that will supposedly ship with an S Pen stylus and some sources claim the company will show off its upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus to select media but won't actually launch the handsets at the show.

Samsung has used Mobile World Congress to launch its latest flagship Galaxy S smartphones over the last couple of years and LG has since made MWC the official launching ground for its next-gen LG G series flagship smartphones. Last year, the company unveiled the LG G5 at Mobile World Congress 2016 and it will do the same with the LG G6 at this year's show. Now, a source has revealed when U.S. customers can expect the LG G6 see a release on all major carriers.

LG G6 Planning Material Reveals U.S. Release Date

VentureBeat has gotten hold of what is supposedly official LG "planning material" for the LG G6. LG will reportedly begin selling the LG G6 in its home country of South Korea on March 9. In somewhat of a surprising move, U.S. carriers like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will reportedly begin selling the new smartphone on April 7.

Some recent reports have claimed that LG would release the LG G6 shortly after its introduction supposedly to capitalize on the delay of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

LG G6 Design

Unlike last year's LG G5, which featured a modular design that allowed users to swap out the bottom of the smartphone to attach different accessories, including an enhanced audio player, swappable battery, and camera, the LG G6 will abandon the previous design for a solid metal build that will be both waterproof and dust-resistant.

LG G6 Specs And Features

The LG G6 will supposedly rock a 5.7-inch Quad HD+ display with a resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 and the new screen technology allows the panel to consume about 30 percent less power than the display found on the LG G5. It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, as Samsung has exclusively secured the new processor for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The smartphone will use dual 16-megapixel rear cameras with laser focus, 4K recording, and 12-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies and video chat.

We recently reported that images of the LG G6 leaked, which provide a close-up look at the new design. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any additional details as they become available.

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