Ever since its release in South Korea a few days ago, the price of the LG G6 has become more of a talking point than the phone itself.
Apparently, those in South Korea are required to part with up to 899,800 Won in order to get their hands on the LG G6, which converts to a massive $797 based on the current conversion rates. However, the tech giant seems to have realized this pricing “mistake” and as such, it has been following the phone’s sales with gifts, for instance, a free Google Home for those in the U.S.
On the contrary, the LG G6 is priced at less than $700 in the U.S. and the company goes further to include a free Google Home, which would otherwise set you back about $130. Whether this is a way of making potential buyers of the phone happy or something else we can’t tell, but we can tell you is that the LG G6 is going to be one expensive phone in Australia, just like in South Korea.
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According to the latest price leaks for the country’s Telstra carrier, the flagship will set you back a massive AUD $1008, which is about $775. In comparison with Verizon, for instance, Australians who purchase the LG G6 will pay an extra $103 or AUD $134. The good side of the story is that you don’t have to pay the whole AUD $1008 in full, rather, you can opt for the carrier’s plans as well.
The leak reveals two plans dubbed Go Mobile Swap and Go Mobile Plus. Where the former starts at AUD $17, the latter starts at AUD $27. In case you don’t want to pay anything for the down payment, you’ll have to go for the AUD $95 plan on Go Mobile Swap and AUD $135 on the Go Mobile Plus plan.
For now, we don’t really know the kind of freebies that the LG G6 will come with on Telstra, especially since it appears that each market is getting a different product. We’ll know this very soon and update you. Stay tuned!