LG is planning to sell the G6 a month before Samsung announces the Galaxy S8
According to a report out of South Korea, LG is rushing to have the G6, LG's next flagship phone out in stores ahead of its usual time frame. ETNews says, that LG is currently planning for a late February or early March release of the G6 in order to get a head start on Samsung. Recent rumors suggested, that Samsung may skip Mobile World Congress at the end of February as a launch date for the Galaxy S8 and go with a much later dedicated event in New York City in April of 2017.
This could give LG a much needed window of opportunity to have the G6 out before Samsung will likely hurt sales by releasing the Galaxy S8 into the market. LG's smartphone business has not been doing very well for six quarters now. The LG G5 did not sell well, apparently due to its unusual modular design. This may change with the G6 next year according to analysts who reported previously, that LG might go with a waterproof and non-modular design. The LG G6 is also said to come with wireless charging, an LG mobile payment solution and an Iris-Scanner.