Unveiled last month at Mobile World Congress, LG’s new flagship G6 smartphone is set to hit the shelves at most major U.S. carriers this month and next.
Both AT&T and Verizon are opening up preorders for the device on March 17, but Verizon customers will have it in their hands faster – on March 30 compared to April 7 for AT&T customers.
Verizon is offering the device for $28 per month for 24 months on a device payment plan or for $672 retail. The carrier is offering a free 43” LG Smart TV when a G6 is activated on a new line with a device payment plan, as well as a free Google Home with G6 purchase.
AT&T is selling the phone for $24 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next Every Year or $30 per month for 24 months. AT&T is also running a set of promotions around the device, including free second G6 (via 30 months of bill credits) when customers add another line on AT&T Next; a free Google Home device with G6 purchases made before April 30; and an LG Watch Sport discounted to $50 on a two-year agreement.
T-Mobile also announced the G6 is coming to its stores on April 7 for $26 down and $26 per month for 24 months on an equipment installment plan or a retail price of $650. As at AT&T, the Un-carrier is offering a free Google Home to customers who snag the G6 before April 30.
U.S. Cellular, the nation’s fifth-largest wireless carrier, is also joining the G6 party, with a presale option that opens March 24 and in-store availability starting April 7. Customers will be able to grab the device for $10 per month for 30 months with a nearly $300 discount. And U.S. Cellular too is offering a free Google Home with device purchase before the end of April.
As Wireless Week reported from MWC, LG’s G6 boasts a 5.7-inch screen and a FullVision display that has an 18:9 aspect ratio, QHD resolution, and Dolby Vision. The G6 also includes a dual 13 mp rear camera with a 125-degree wide-angle lens, and a 5 mp selfie camera equipped with Auto Shot and Gesture Shot features. The device is also dust and water resistant, runs Android Nougat on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor, offers 32 GB of storage expandable up to 2 TB, and a 3,300 mAh battery with wireless charging.
Two other notable things about the G6 are the inclusion of Google Assistant, and the fact that the phone is the first device compatible with Sprint’s HPUE technology.
Quite obviously, Sprint will also be carrying the device, but as of Thursday morning had yet to announce availability and pricing for the phone.