LG confirmed today its flagship phone – the super-hot, leather-clad G4 – will be released in Australia in mid-July. Aussie tech site Cybershack is reporting that the release date is in fact July 14, with pre-orders beginning from July 1.
We heard from Telstra earlier today that they’ll be stocking the G4 at launch, and LG’s press release also claims Optus, Harvey Norman, JB HiFi and other selected retailers will also stock the phone. It seems LG is still not ready to talk pricing though – expect that info to drop officially around the same time as the pre-orders go live.
The G4 will be available to purchase in 3 different options based on colours, with 32GB storage as standard. One pack will contain a Tan leather back and Shiny Gold cover (with gold rear keys), the second a black leather back and Titan Grey cover (with grey rear keys) and finally just the Titan Grey cover (again, with grey rear keys). While we’re yet to hear pricing for the handset itself or the above combo packages, it makes sense that the plastic-only Titan Grey option will be a little cheaper, also reported by CyberShack.
It’s interesting that the feature Red leather cover seen at the phone’s launch event won’t be available as a launch option. It’s featured as a second-wave colour, along with Sky Blue, Beige and Yellow to be available as accessories after sales start. We also don’t know if we’ll see a second battery packed in – as seen in other markets – or if the extra back covers are it as far as pack-in bonuses for Australia.
Expect more details in the coming weeks — but if you’re planning to make the G4 your next phone, at least now you finally have a date.
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