By John Wills
The LG G6 will be the next installment from the increasingly popular premium LG smartphone series, and the 6th edition will be the very best. Each year, LG has done a great job gaining respect within an extremely competitive industry, and from what we’re already hearing on the G6 it’ll be one well worth waiting for.
Since the launch of the LG G4, the entire concept has changed that has helped the series compete with the likes of all the big players including Samsung, HTC, and Apple. LG is hoping the LG G6 will further them into being one of the best smartphones 2017, and with all the innovations that are looking to be packed in it surely will be. The many changes in store looks to enhance the on-board power, speed, precision, memory, and will be adding something new for those looking for the very best.
The following preview takes an in-depth look at the upcoming LG G6 rumors, specs, features, concept, price, preorders, and release date info for the 2017 launch.
LG G6 Rumors
The many LG G6 rumors already leaked suggest many big things to come including a larger phone making giving users a truly refined mobile device. Considering all we use our smartphones for, having a bigger, and more user friendly handset is something that we’re all looking for, and LG looks to be giving this to us in the new concept.
The expected launch will come slightly earlier than initially thought as LG is looking to compete with another flagship that will be launched around the same time. With the new Samsung Galaxy S8 due to be launched at the beginning of the 2nd quarter of 2017, expect to see the G6 right around the same time.
We’re also hearing the G6 will be bringing forth some new innovations including eye sensing technology, waterproof, and more health related sensors that you can imagine. As smartphone manufacturers look to integrate all of the very best in technology as a means of promoting a healthier lifestyle, we’re hearing about better, and customizable health related sensors.
Other rumors consist of seamless integration with LG peripherals such as the latest LG smartwatches and LG and 3rd party virtual reality gaming systems. VR headsets are becoming the next wave in gaming, and LG is hoping to be right in the middle of other VR manufacturers like Samsung and many others. Consumers will also be happy to know the price will remain competitive, and may even be slightly cheaper than the launch of the LG G5.
LG G6 Specs
Early rumors on the new LG G6 specs include a bigger display, better outer surround composite making it much more durable, and some camera specs you’ll want to see. The 5.6” display will be one of the best seen in any 2017 smartphone with the true 4K display sporting a resolution of 4096 x 2160. Many analysts believe the 4K display will be too much for smartphones, but we’re hearing just the opposite. The amazing visuals right in the palm of your hands will rival that of any high-end TV right in your living room.
The 4K display will be set-up by the octa-core processor that is believed to be clocked at 3.0 GHz. The blazing fast Qualcomm processor will help with multi-tasking, productivity, and allow the handset to run much cooler, especially if it features the 5 GB RAM that has been rumored.
There will be plenty of colors to choose from, and we’re expecting to see carrier specific variants as seen in previous versions. We’ll be updating you on the very latest rumors and confirmations on all specifications on the new LG G6. Below, we have outlined all of the specifications:
|Specifications||LG G6 Specs|
|Camera Features||Optical image stabilization plus, Dual LED, geo tagging, facial recognition, 3D front and back camera element, auto laser focus|
|Camera – Front||7.0 Megapixels|
|Camera – Rear||24 Megapixels|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Copper, Gold, White|
|Features||Bendable display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, fingerprint scanner, retina eye scanner, wireless charging, rapid charging, waterproof, mini projector, stylus|
|Memory||32, 64, and 128 GB internal memory and expandable to 128 GB with dual micro SD cards|
|Operating System||Current Android 6.0 Operating System|
|Price||$750 USD, 688 Euro – see below|
|Processor||Snapdragon Qualcomm Octa-core 3.0 GHz processor|
|RAM||5 GB RAM|
|Release Date||September 2017 – See Below|
|Screen Display||5.6” 4K display with a 4096 x 2160 screen resolution|
LG G6 Features
We’re hopeful to see many new LG G6 features along with the very best as seen in the LG G4 and LG G5. Each new model has topped the one before, and there’s no reason to expect anything different with the upcoming G6. New features should include eye sensing technology, better waterproof surround, 3D visuals, and some of the best camera features we’ll see in any 2017 smartphone.
We’re hearing the G6 will sport a true 3D display as this is expected to be the top new feature that will be seen in many upcoming flagships. Enhanced with optical image stabilization plus, auto laser focus, and a wider camera lens, selfies, still-photography, and recorded video will seem vibrant and much more life-like.
Other features include wireless charging, rapid charging that will take significantly less time to fully charge the handset, and we’re hearing that the new Android 6.0 will be preinstalled. Stay tuned for more updates on the features to come.
LG G6 Concept
The LG G6 concept will take into account of what consumers want and need, and the new concept will look to integrate everything we’re looking for. From all of the top features that will keep us secure while on the go, and keeps us the most productive at the same time. We’re hearing that LG will be looking to boost their own specific peripherals as well as many 3rd party apps that will keep you connected, but more importantly, secure.
Durability is something that LG has done a great job with in each of their previous releases, and this will be even better in the G6. The multiple variants of the G6 has given consumers a whole lot of choices, but rumors are out the plastic variants will be a thing of the past. As consumers look to more of a higher quality metal composite, expected to see a new metal unibody surround only. Unfortunately, if this holds true, the battery will be irremovable.
LG G6 Price
One of the best aspects of previous LG G smartphones has been the price as they have been launched slightly less than other high-end competitors. We’re hearing the same with the LG G6 price as the rumored launch price here in the US is believed to start around $750. This is much less than early reports of other flagships such as the Galaxy S8, iPhone 7s, and Galaxy Note 7.
Competitive pricing isn’t the only thing to expect as LG is expected to be giving away a free bundle at the time of launch. For those who preorder the device or buy a new G6 near the time of launch, this could mean a free wireless charger, micro SD card, or other free accessories.
Many cell carriers may be giving away some freebies as well, and we’ll update you with the latest carrier prices as soon as we get it. Here in the states, you can expect Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, and T-Mobile to feature the launch, with all having comparable launch day prices. Monthly installment prices are expected to be in the area of $33-35/month for a 24-month lease or you can purchase the phone outright starting around $750 in the US.
A list of the expected G6 price is below for most of the larger markets worldwide:
|Country||LG G6 Price|
|Australia||1017 Australian Dollar|
|Brazil||2619 Brazilian Real|
|Canada||985 Canadian Dollar|
|China||4657 Chinese Yuan|
|Denmark||5130 Danish Krone|
|England||479 British Pound Sterling|
|Hong Kong||5814 Hong Kong Dollar|
|Hungary||212,928 Hungarian Forint|
|India||47,759 Indian Rupee|
|Indonesia||10,134,000 Indonesian Rupiah|
|Japan||93,352 Japanese Yen|
|Nigeria||149,287 Nigerian Naira|
|Philippines||34,260 Philippine Peso|
|Poland||2868 Polish Zloty|
|Russia||47,066 Russian Ruble|
|Singapore||1037 Singapore Dollar|
|South Africa||9578 South African Rand|
|South Korea||878,940 South Korean Won|
|Switzerland||734 Swiss Franc|
|Taiwan||23,763 New Taiwan Dollar|
|The Netherlands||688 Euro|
LG G6 Preorders
LG G6 preorders will be made public through carrier’s right after the official announcement which is believed to be sometime early May. We’re hoping to see everything confirmed at the Mobile World Congress event in early March of 2017, and if we it happens, preorders and the release may even come earlier than expected.
LG will be looking to do just this considering another flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be launched around the same time. Either way, you’ll want to take advantage of preordering the new G6 as this will be your best chance of securing the handset on launch day. Previous models have sold out relatively quick, and those who preordered the handset had the best chance of getting it on launch day. In some cases, many consumers through carriers received their handsets a couple of days earlier through preorders versus those who purchased it on launch day, in-store.
Most carriers will allow you to preorder the LG G6 with no money down, and may even be throwing in some free stuff. While everyone loves freebies, getting something when you were already going to purchase the new handset should be a foregone conclusion. We’ll be updating you with all the preorder information from all of the top carriers including Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, US Cellular, Rogers, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Flipkart, and all of the others.
LG G6 Release Date
The LG G6 release date will be here before you know it, and if you’re contemplating on picking up a new phone soon then you may want to hold off for the latest LG handset. The new G6 will aim to please, and starting early 2nd quarter 2017 you’ll see it for the first time. LG has done a great job with surprising everyone, and the same is expected with the next best Android smartphone.
We’re expecting the official announcement to come either during MWC in 2017 which will be early March or towards the end of the month. There’s typically a huge launch event that displays everything to see, which will be followed by preorders and consumer availability. We’ll be updating you with the latest release date rumors and confirmations as soon as we get it.
For now, check out the very latest info on the release date rumors for the LG G6 for your country below.
|Release Date by Country||LG G6 Release Date|
|Australia||4th Week May 2017|
|Austria||4th Week May 2017|
|Brazil||4th Week May 2017|
|Canada||3rd Week May 2017|
|China||2nd Week May 2017|
|Denmark||4th Week May 2017|
|England||3rd Week May 2017|
|Finland||1st Week June 2017|
|France||4th Week May 2017|
|Germany||4th Week May 2017|
|Greece||4th Week May 2017|
|Hong Kong||2nd Week May 2017|
|Hungary||1st Week June 2017|
|India||4th Week May 2017|
|Indonesia||4th Week May 2017|
|Italy||4th Week May 2017|
|Japan||2nd Week May 2017|
|Nigeria||1st Week June 2017|
|Philippines||3rd Week May 2017|
|Poland||4th Week May 2017|
|Russia||4th Week May 2017|
|Singapore||4th Week May 2017|
|South Africa||4th Week May 2017|
|South Korea||2nd Week May 2017|
|Spain||4th Week May 2017|
|Sweden||4th Week May 2017|
|Switzerland||4th Week May 2017|
|Taiwan||2nd Week May 2017|
|The Netherlands||1st Week June 2017|
|United States||3rd Week May 2017|
Closing this LG G6 Preview – Rumors, Specs, Features, Concept, Price, Preorders, and Release Date Info
There’s no denying the LG G6 will be one of the year’s very best, and customary of what we’ve seen in previous releases, to expect anything less than perfection would be a disappointment. LG has displayed that they belong in the same conversation as Apple, Samsung, and other premium smartphone manufacturers, and each year they only become better.
The G6 looks to give consumers what we want, but more importantly what we need in this age of mobile technology. As we all depend on what we can do in the palm of our hands, having the very best is something that we all expect. With new innovations expected such as eye sensing technology, new outer body composite, faster, and a much more productive smartphone, there’s no wonder why it’s already being considered one of the best new smartphones for 2017.
We’ll continue to update you with the all the latest rumors, speculation, and confirmations on the new LG G6 rumors, specs, features, concept, price, preorders, and release date info a soon as we get it.
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