Take a long look at that image of the LG G4. See anything that might give a hint at a potential launch date for it on Verizon?
For one, that is the Verizon version of the phone. As hard as that may be to believe because it doesn’t have three or four “Verizon 4G LTE” logos all over it, just know that we grabbed the photo from Verizon’s G4 landing page. (Breaking news: Verizon’s LG G4 only has a single Verizon tattoo!)
But if you look close enough to the date in the middle of the lock screen, you should see “Thursday, June 4.” Outside of the iPhone and Galaxy S6, Verizon almost always releases new phones on Thursdays, so that’s a good sign. Also, the phone is expected to arrive during the first week or so of June on most US carriers, so June 4 being a Thursday and during that first week of the month is actually a good sign as well. So will it launch that day?
Maybe. Probably. But it might not. Dates and times and other hints on phone renders have been around for as long as I can recall. Some are right and some are not. With Verizon, you just never know. We see too often their variants of phones launch weeks later than everyone else’s, so this could mean nothing or it could be a pre-order date with an open-ended launch window. Maybe Verizon will surprise us and launch the phone that day. I hope they do. This phone is good enough that Verizon customers shouldn’t have to wait longer than other carrier customers for it to arrive.
Since the G4 is a flagship phone, I’m leaning towards it launching really close to June 4. That’s just a gut feeling, of course.