LG G6 sales may start a month earlier, right after MWC

While the LG G5 was launched at MWC this year in late February, it took about a month before units started getting to consumers.

But with Samsung potentially calling for an April reveal of the Galaxy S8, it seems that LG wants as much headroom as possible for its G6, according to word from The Electronic Times out of Korea.

The company is supposedly moving up its first ship dates closer to right around MWC time, which starts on February 27. The company has moved up its production schedule to align with this change, made in the hopes of amping up sales volume.

LG has been losing money on its smartphones for the past six quarters and its especially been the case with the G5’s performance that a turnaround was in order. This change is one in several made in the wake of that phone’s poor buy rate. The subsequent release of the critically acclaimed V20 has done somewhat better in the market, though its performance pales to those of other certain phones.

The chaebol declined to address any rumored details on what it terms its “next strategic smartphone.”

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