LG is off to a good start with their latest LG G6 flagship device. 40,000 units of LG G6 were pre-ordered in its first 4 days. LG will be releasing its flagship in South Korea on March 10th and in the USA and Canada on April 7th. Given the avid interest, LG sure is going to rack up on those sales targets this time around.
With LG G5, the company made use of a modular design which was not very popular of the sales numbers are something to go by. So, for LG G6 they went for a streamlined design and worked on an ‘Ideal Smartphone’ that people would like. They started off their promotional campaign by suggesting how LG G6 has been designed keeping in view what people want. LG G6 features a 5.7 inch with a QHD display and 18:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, it makes use of Snapdragon 821, instead of Snapdragon 835 which Samsung and Sony will be using. One of the advantages of using this chipset is that LG is able to get their smartphones out early with the ready supply. While Samsung and Sony are fraught with delay due to the low yield of 10nm Snapdragon 835. In addition, LG has ensured that their device is reliable as the battery used will not overheat due to the internal mechanism used. The smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery which is non-removable. This has actually given the smartphone IP68 rating. In addition, LG G6 is the first non-Pixel smartphone which comes with the Google Assistant on-board.
Another aspect that will work in LG’s favor is absence of Samsung’s flagship in the market as it will be announced on March 29th and hit the shelves on April 28. LG will have almost 7 weeks to enjoy the space and push sales. But a question is looking at Samsung’s top notch specs and design, would people prefer LG G6 which costs $780 USD or wait for a few more weeks for Galaxy S8? What will you do, go ahead and get LG G6 or wait patiently for Galaxy S8 to arrive in the market near you.