LG Electronics is planning to launch the LG G6 Pro and G6 Plus on June 27 while the LG V30 is set to be released in September, industry sources said on Thursday. The upcoming duo of Android smartphones is meant to provide alternatives to the original LG G6 that was launched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain earlier this year. The existence of the two handsets was reported earlier this month, with insiders claiming that the South Korean original equipment manufacturer (OEM) opted to revise the LG G6 in an effort to prepare for the launch of the iPhone 8 and release more offerings that cater to consumers who buy high-end devices. The aforementioned launch date for the LG G6 Pro and G6 Plus only pertains to the company’s home country of South Korea and there’s currently no indication that the phone maker is planning to release revised models of the LG G6 in other markets.
According to previous reports, the LG G6 Plus will be equipped with 128GB of storage space, which is twice as much than what the regular model sold in the Far Eastern country features. The handset is also said to be compatible with Qi wireless charging that has only been supported by the U.S. variants of the device so far and was previously rumored to launch with a 999,000-won price tag, which translates to roughly $890 or $90 above the price of the original LG G6. The LG G6 Pro is believed to feature 32GB of internal flash memory and no wireless charging support, in addition to shipping with a price of 790,000 won, i.e. $700. The two devices are otherwise believed to be identical to the LG G6, being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB of RAM, and sporting a 5.7-inch Full Vision display panel with an unconventional aspect ratio of 18:9, or 2:1.
The LG V30 is expected to ship with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, as much as 6GB of RAM, and a secondary screen for notifications and shortcuts, similar to the LG V20. Unlike the two LG G6 revisions, industry sources previously said that the upcoming addition to the company’s V series will certainly be making its way to the West, though it remains to be seen whether that happens in September or later.