Mr Cho Juno, the Chief of LG Mobile has recently unveiled the price tag of the company’s latest flagship smartphone, the G6. Confirming the rumored launch date, the smartphone will officially be going on sale in its home market of South Korea from March 10th. But what seems to make us a little bit shocked is the smartphone’s launch price. The G6 is going to cost at 899,800 won in South Korea, which converts to nearly $800. While speaking to media people, the info was unveiled by the executive after the announcement of LG G6 at the MWC in Barcelona.
Although the G6 is LG’s latest flagship smartphone, it is lacking in some areas when comparing the chipset to 2017 flagships of other rivals such as the Sony Xperia XZ Premium or the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. The smartphone is going to be launched in Korea at the same price with the LG V20, which may be a little hard to digest. Being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC under the hood, so the G6 will not be on the same rank as the other 2017 flagship smartphones in performance area that explains why we hoped LG to give a more sensible pricing. But we will have to wait until other rival announce prices for their latest flagships before we can make a final judgment.
This year, most manufacturers usually raise prices of their latest flagship handsets, so we do hope other manufacturers to follow this trend and release their 2017 flagships at a higher price than 2016 devices. Samsung, for example, might launch its Galaxy S8 at the price tag of $950 in Eastern Europe, while the Galaxy S8+ for retailors will be available for the equivalent of $1050 in the region. The rumored prices are $100 higher than the release prices of the duo Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge last year. Sony’s latest flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, is also expected to cost at a premium when it starts going on sale in this early Spring.