I've been using a non-final LG G6 unit for a couple of weeks and have decided this is likely my next Android phone, depending on the price.
Rumors have indicated we might see the LG G6 launch on 7 April, a week after Samsung announces the Galaxy S8 and before the S8 hits the streets. According to information that Android Central received, the LG G6 will be available for pre-order from Verizon this Friday with availability on 7 April or possibly 30 March.
Verizon has now confirmed that you will be able to pre-order the LG G6 tomorrow from the Verizon website. It has also confirmed that it will be available on 30 March so congratulations to LG on getting this out likely a month before the Galaxy S8 hits the streets.
The price will only be $672, $28 per month for 24 months. This is an excellent price and given that T-Mobile is usually a bit less than Verizon I may be able to buy one at T-Mobile for $650.
As an added bonus, if you purchase a LG G6 by 30 April 30 2017, then you will be eligible for a free Google Home (a $129 value). You must redeem the offer for the Google Home by 15 May 15, 2017.
In addition to the Google Home offer, Verizon is offering a free LG 43 inch Smart TV ($349.99 value) when activating an LG G6 on a new line with device payment on Verizon Unlimited. Lastly, you can get $200 when trading in select devices and activating an LG G6 on device payment with a new line or upgrade on Verizon Unlimited.
While $599, the price of the Huawei Mate 9, is a steal for a flagship smartphone, the $672 Verizon price is very reasonable. That's $120 less than the price the Galaxy S7 Edge launched at and the Galaxy S8 is likely to be priced the same or greater than that. $672 is about $100 less than the 32GB iPhone 7 Plus and $200 less than the comparable 128GB 7 Plus, understanding that the LG G6 has a microSD card slot for inexpensive storage expansion.
Given the possible pre-order date of this Friday, we should soon see official carrier announcements regarding the LG G6. I hope to soon have a full retail version of the LG G6 and will then be able to post my full review and analysis.
Update: T-Mobile announced that the LG G6 will indeed be launching on its network on Friday 7 April. My prediction also proved true as the price will be just $650 ($26/month over 24 months if you desire).
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