The LG G6 isn’t due to launch in Australia for another ten days or so, but already the pricing for Telstra customers has leaked thanks to @bios_leaks, giving us a good look at what the outright pricing through Telstra and other retailers as well.
From the information we’ve seen, the outright price through Telstra will be $1,008, with plan price starting at $27 on the $55 plan, dropping off to $0 handset repayments on the $135 plan and above. For those taking advantage of Telstra’s Go Mobile Swap (leasing) plans, handset prices start at $17 a month on the $55 plan, $6 on the $75 plan, and free on the $95 plan and above.
Here’s the full pricing tables for the LG G6:
|Telstra Mobile Plan||$55 plan||$75 plan||$95 plan||$135 plan||$195 plan|
|Go Mobile Plus||$27||$16||$6||$0||$0|
|Go Mobile Swap||$17||$6||$0||$0||$0|
What else can we tell you? At this stage, the LG G6 will not be Telstra Blue Tick certified, meaning that it probably won’t have as good reception as the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 in fringe reception areas, given the S6 and S7 were both blue ticked.
However, that probably matters less than the outright price. While the $1,008 is an odd number, it does very strongly hint at a retail price around the $1000 mark, which makes it potentially $100 to $300 cheaper than the Samsung launches have been for the last couple of years. Coming to market sooner, priced more aggressively, and offering a genuine alternative to Samsung’s products this year … it all adds up to LG being in a commanding position.
With this pricing, will you be interested in the LG G6?