According to a report out of the Korea Times, LG will release its new flagship, the G4, in April to avoid the launch of the Galaxy S6. Sources indicate that from a “marketing point of view,” MWC (where Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S6) was not the right place to announce the LG G4, but also because the company wants to wait until the device is fully ready. If that sounds like old news, well, that’s because it kind of is. In January, an LG executive told reporters that they had no plans to introduce the G4 at MWC because they were still perfecting the phone.
A launch in April does make a bit of sense, though. Both HTC and Samsung are preparing to go head-to-head by announcing new phones on March 1, so by waiting a month, LG will have the stage all to itself. By then, reviews of Samsung and HTC’s phones should be out, so if customers aren’t interested in either, the next option will certainly be the G4. Then again, LG better hope that the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are disappointments or it may lose out in the end.
Think you can hold out for April to see what LG has or are you already setting your sights on the flagships from HTC and Samsung?