Rumor: LG G6 Plus & LG G6 Pro To Be Released This Month

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LG is planning to release the LG G6 Plus and G6 Pro by the end of this month, industry sources said on Thursday. Both of the upcoming handsets are expected to be launched in the company's home country of South Korea and are reportedly going to be slightly different than the regular LG G6 in terms of hardware and pricing. According to the latest report, the LG G6 Plus will sport 128GB of internal flash memory, double than what the regular variant has, and will also support Qi wireless charging that has so far been exclusive to the models sold in the United States. Industry sources claim that the device will be sold for 999,000 won, which translates to approximately $890 and is around $90 more than what the standard LG G6 is going for in the Far Eastern country. The same report also indicates that the company is preparing to release numerous variants of the LG V30 while its X-series lineup will only include entry-level models in the future.

Contrary to what its name suggests, the LG G6 Pro is said to be somewhat cheaper than the original flagship, with recent reports indicating that it will be priced at 790,000 won, or about $700. This variant of LG's latest high-end phone is expected to ship with 32GB of storage space, though it's currently unclear whether it will also feature other differences compared to the original model, though previous rumors suggest that it won't have support for wireless charging. The Seoul-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) already trademarked the G6 Compact, G6 Plus, G6 Pro, and a number of other variations of that name in its home country, with industry watchers predicting that the company may also launch a fitness wearable with similar branding at some point in the future.

The original LG G6 was released in a wide variety of models with differing features, as only select markets received variants with Quad DAC, wireless charging, and 64GB of internal storage space, and the company didn't reveal any plans to release an ultimate version of the handset sporting all of those features. LG previously implied that it decided to scrap some functionalities and prioritize others depending on market-specific needs in an effort to cut manufacturing costs without affecting the commercial performance of the device. The LG G6 Pro and G6 Plus are reportedly going to be sold by all three largest wireless carriers in South Korea, though it remains to be seen whether they will eventually make their way to other markets, provided that they exist.

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