Sunday , March 26 2017

LG G6 will arrive in Australia on the 28th of March on the Telstra network


LG’s latest hotness, the G6 which launched at Mobile World Congress this week is arriving in Australia later this month.

The LG G6 will be landing in Australian stores on March 28th according to LG Australia, with Telstra picking up the carrier exclusive on the phone. There’s no information on plans or pricing as yet, with LG promising more details will be available closer to the launch date.

The LG G6 was a bit of a hit with the Ausdroid team at Mobile World Congress, the phone comes with a lovely 5.7″ QHD LCD 18:9 aspect ratio display with dual-camera on the rear. Even with a Snapdragon 821 on board the phone seems to be quite the head turner, especially in terms of design – though you can read our hands-on here.

Bruce Leigh, Marketing Manager for Mobile at LG Electronics Australia says:

We’re delighted to be bringing the LG G6 to Australia so soon. Australians are increasingly spending more time viewing content on their smartphones and the LG G6 has been designed with these types of consumer trends in mind, most notably providing a big screen that actually fits in one hand, so you can see more and hold less. The G6 has functions Australians have come to expect, such as wide angle cameras, water resistance, finger print security and the latest Google enhancements.

We’ll be checking out the plans and finding out about retail availability as we get closer to launch.

Is the LG G6 your next phone?

 

Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress and IFA.

  • goober

    Nope. After the G5 fail and the lack of 4G+3G support for the dual SIM model don’t think I will bother. Still very much happy with the Moto Z play with real world 2 day battery life operating dual SIMS and dedicated SDCard

  • Ross

    More Telstra exclusives?! I can only assume Telstra are throwing around money to get the exclusive, otherwise LG are just limiting their customer base.

    • Gypsy_on_Crack

      Telstra exclusivity was the reason I didn’t the Pixel when it came out so I decided to to wait for the G6. I will only get this phone if its well priced outright.

  • Grolt

    Is the LG G6 your next phone?
    Not if it’s only available through Telstra.
    These exclusive deals should be made illegal.

    • Steve

      couldn’t agree more its anti competitive behavior

  • GrKTcB

    I only buy outright these days… so I guess this rules out the G6.

    The phone itself looks great, so hopefully LG haven’t shot themselves in the foot with an exclusive only launch.

  • Andrew White

    Glad telstra are supporting this, might consider a plan after buying outright for several years.
    The black version with the quad dac and 128gb of on-board storage destined for the Asian market is my preference.
    Wireless charging (US version)is still slow and makes no sense with the G6 ‘Quick Charge 3’ capable.
    Will telstra with their in store and marketing support offer us a choice of colours and storage options?

  • Mark Coombes

    I would assume JB-Hifi will have the outright Retail option, article only states Telstra has the carrier exclusive. The Telstra/JB arrangement was in place for the Pixel as well.

  • Major Sceptic

    Hi gang , anyone know what version bluetooth the G6 is running ? i had a gig on gsmarena and they list it with …. (v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD ) , not that GSM is wrong , just trying to verify its correct , i look on the lg site and theres no mention of the G6 as yet .
    The sony premium has 5.0 bluetooth , and i believe the galaxy S8 will have 5.0 as well , not a deal breaker im sure , but apparently 5.0 brings with it some improvements …allegedly 🙂 .
    I cant help myself , i like to have the latest stuff when i buy the new gadgets …. i need more… must have more stuff 🙂 .
    Ok enough coffee for me today .

    • Not sure exactly, but 5.0 is definitely massively better than 4.x.
      Especially with IoT this year I’d try and get v5.0

      • Major Sceptic

        Yep , same thoughts running through my mind too .
        cheers .

  • There’s lots of questions in the comments that we don’t have answers for just yet, though we will soon, with a retail launch happening in coming weeks. We will endeavour to find out more about possible retail partners, pricing etc. and report back to you.

  • pformagg

    Well, I am with Optus, so this phone is ruled out. Good one LG.

  • $672 USD is $870 in AUD based purely on currency conversion; there’s nothing else factored into that at all. Add $87 in GST, at the bare minimum, and you’re at $957. Factoring shipping and landing costs, an Australian wall plug, local warranty and support, and you’re not far off the ~ $1000 that Telstra will be selling the G6 for.

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