It’s already March and the US market has yet to see a major flagship launch from the larger Android OEMs. While a couple have been announced (LG G6 and HTC U Ultra), there are another couple scheduled for unveiling on March 29, those being the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ from Samsung. However, thanks to various leaks and reports, it’s possible many potential buyers have already made up their minds on which phone they’re leaning towards.
To sum up what we have so far, the LG G6 is a huge change up from last year’s G5, featuring water resistance and a 18:9 QHD display. Pricing and exact availability is not yet known, but expect it in April.
The Galaxy S8, at least from what we’ve seen, has a very interesting hardware design with hardly any bezel around its display. It also seems like a safe assumption that it will be water resistant and have a crazy-good camera, too.
As for the U Ultra from HTC, it was announced mid-January and we’re still waiting on an exact launch date for the US. For specs, it has a secondary ticker display, no water resistance, Snapdragon 821, no headphone jack, and a large 5.7″ QHD LCD display. Pricing is confirmed, though, unlocked starting at $749.
Let us know which way you’re leaning!
As I always say, a flagship phone is only as good as its default wallpaper (Editor’s Note: I don’t actually say that, but I should). In the case of the LG G6, it’s pretty darn good. As it turns out, LG took a couple of months to create the image, relying on physical mediums for its creation, not digital renders as you might expect. (more…)
We’re still a ways from the official launch of the LG G6 in the US, but if you want to master that phone straight out of the box once it’s available, we’ve got just the video for you. (more…)
The LG G6 doesn’t have a firm launch date just yet, but once it does show up at your local carrier store, we want you to know exactly the types of settings to consider as you unbox and then begin setup. As we have done with top-tier phones for some time, we’ve put together a video list of the first 10 things we think you should do to help get you on your way to getting the most out of your new phone. (more…)
During an interview at MWC with LG’s mobile chief, Cho Juno, the Korean launch date for the G6 was confirmed, plus details concerning LG Pay and why LG opted to keep its logo on the frontside of the newly announced device were discussed. (more…)
The LG G6 is official as of today, but the question now becomes – when will it be available? Unfortunately, we have no idea at all. LG won’t say, nor will its carrier partners. What we do know is that all of the major US carriers plan to carry the phone when it does arrive. (more…)
The G6 has arrived. Well, not exactly, but it has been announced. Unveiled by LG this morning at MWC, the G6 is the company proving it can let go of not-too-successful ideas (modularity) and push its hardware in a new direction. And if I’m being frank, we dig it. (more…)
Even though we weren’t able to attend LG’s unveiling of the G6 in Barcelona during MWC, we were invited to take a sneak peek ahead of the unveiling here in the US. (more…)