LG has lined up a treat for Korean customers at home with the release of three products in two days. Today the Korean company is releasing its 2017 flagship smartphone LG G6 in home country while it has slated the launch of its two Android Wears LG Watch Sports and Watch Style for tomorrow.
LG G6 was officially unveiled for the first time last month in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Today, the premium device has been made available in Korea nationwide through various mobile carrier stores.
LG G6 being the first premium phone to be released this year, it stands to be a hit amongst consumers thus shaking up the sluggish mobile telecommunications market that took a hit in the latter half of last year.
LG G6 has already been off to a good start with around 40,000 units pre-ordered in a span of four days. In fact, the booking of G6 in the past two days has surpassed the achievements of last year’s flagship LG G5.
The LG G6 has a competitive advantage as it is the only premium phone launched in Korea in Q1 this year. Retailers are also paying attention to the fact that reserve sales momentum will continue even after launch. However, buyer response after today’s launch will be the key to the early hit.
Available in Astro Black, Ice Platinum and Mystic White color options, the G6 sports 5.7-inch QHD+ FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 pixels) with an amazing aspect ratio of 18:9. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Processor, the phone packs in 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB internal storage. There’s a 3,300mAh battery to keep the lights on. Other features include Google Assistant, IP 68 rating, fingerprint scanner. It comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
LG Watch Sports and Watch Style releasing tomorrow
LG will also be releasing two other devices in the parent country tomorrow- Watch Sports and Watch Style. Launched in the US on February 10th, these are the first Android Wear 2.0 pre-installed smartwatches.
Lee Sang-Gyu, head of LG Electronics Korea Mobile Group, said: The two smart watches released this year are ‘next-generation wearable devices that open up the era of Android Wear 2.0’.
LG Watch Sports will be available in Titanium color via three mobile communication companies priced at 451,000 Won.
LG Watch Style comes in two colors, Titanium and Rose Gold, with a price tag of 319,000 Won for Titanium and 339,000 Won for rose gold. It can be purchased online and will be shipped with a set of replaceable leather straps and additional wireless chargers as free gifts.