Verizon has started accepting pre-orders for the LG G6, a phone that is already up for grabs in South Korea.
To get your hands on the LG G6 at Verizon, you’ll need $672 to get the 32GB model, but the carrier has a 24-months plan of $28 per month with $0 down payment for qualified customers. It had been expected that the LG G6 will indeed be available for pre-orders in the U.S. starting today, but the Big Red has taken the first initiative to put it up on pre-order just so as to get an upper hand over its local rivals.
It gets even better as Verizon will also be shipping the phone as early as March 30 or even earlier, with the company confirming that the LG G6 will actually start shipping by the time this date is here. The G6 was expected to start shipping in early April and with Verizon moving ahead of schedule, it seems the carrier wants to give the phone more time on the market before the release of Samsung Galaxy S8 a few weeks later.
Perhaps the South Korean tech giant is aware of the hefty price tag it has placed on the LG G6, which is why the phone will be including a decent incentive of a free Google Home for those in the U.S. We had seen a similar case in the local South Korean market, where those who pre-ordered the phone received gifts of up to 450,000 Won. As for Verizon, G6 buyers will also be getting a free LG TV with 43 inches of display.
At this price, the LG G6 comes with a decent package that includes a 5.7-inch QHD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage, Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and a 3300mAh battery unit.